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Intel’s ARC Alchemist Graphics Card Rumors Level To Three GPUs Aiming Excessive-Finish & Entry-Stage Gaming Market, High Die Shut To RTX 3070 Ti

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Model new particulars relating to the Intel ARC Alchemist lineup of gaming graphics playing cards have been leaked by Moore’s Law is Dead. The brand new leaks cowl the efficiency and positioning of varied GPU configurations throughout the ARC lineup that’s launching in Q1 2023.

Intel ARC Alchemist Gaming Graphics Card Rumors: Three Xe-HPG GPU Configurations Aiming Excessive-Finish & Entry-Stage Segments

Based on the rumor, Intel can have no less than three configurations of ARC Alchemist GPUs prepared for launch in Q1 2023. These will embrace two configurations based mostly on the highest 512 EU die and one configuration based mostly on the 128 EU die. Though there are extra GPU configs that we now have seen in leaks, it seems to be like these could also be utilized in future merchandise although that can’t be confirmed. So let’s begin with the top-end configuration.

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MLID has leaked the newest data relating to Intel’s ARC Alchemist gaming graphics playing cards & respective GPU configs.

Intel Xe-HPG 512 EU ARC Alchemist Graphics Card

The highest Alchemist 512 EU variant has only one configuration listed up to now and that makes use of the total die with 4096 cores, 256-bit bus interface, and as much as 16 GB GDDR6 reminiscence that includes a 16 Gbps clock although 18 Gbps can’t be dominated out as per the rumor.

The Alchemist 512 EU chip is anticipated to measure at round 396mm2 which makes it larger than the AMD RDNA 2 and NVIDIA Ampere choices. The Alchemist -512 GPU will come within the BGA-2660 package deal which measures 37.5mm x 43mm. NVIDIA’s Ampere GA104 measures 392mm2 which implies that the flagship Alchemist chip is comparable in measurement whereas the Navi 22 GPU measures 336mm2 or round 60mm2 much less. This is not the ultimate die measurement of the chip nevertheless it ought to be very shut.

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NVIDIA packs in tensor cores and far larger RT/FP32 cores in its chips whereas AMD RDNA 2 chips pack a single ray accelerator unit per CU and Infinity Cache. Intel may also have devoted {hardware} onboard its Alchemist GPUs for Raytracing & AI-assisted super-sampling tech.

The Xe-HPG Alchemist 512 EU chip is usually recommended to function clocks of round 2.2 – 2.5 GHz although we do not know if these are the typical clocks or the utmost increase clocks. Let’s assume that it is the max clock pace and in that case, the cardboard would ship as much as 18.5 TFLOPs FP32 compute which is  40% greater than the RX 6700 XT however 9% decrease than the NVIDIA RTX 3070.

Anticipated efficiency and FLOPs of Intel’s ARC Alchemist prime GPU die in comparison with RTX 3070 & RX 6700 XT. (Picture Supply: MLID)

In a speculative measure of efficiency, MLID states that the TFLOPs make no sense for comparability as efficiency scales in a different way respective to the structure, not the FLOPs efficiency. The gaming graphics card is just about anticipated to be quicker than the RX 6700 XT & RTX 3070 at this level however with work ongoing on the driving force suite, the efficiency is anticipated to enhance additional.

Additionally, it’s said that Intel’s preliminary TDP goal was 225-250W however that is been upped to round 275W now. We are able to count on a 300W variant with twin 8-pin connectors too if Intel needs to push its clocks even additional. In both case, we will count on the ultimate mannequin to rock an 8+6 pin connector config, The reference mannequin can also be going to look very very similar to the drone advertising shot Intel put out throughout the ARC branding reveal. That reference design was leaked some time again by MLID too. There’re additionally talks a few customized lineup being labored upon by Intel’s AIB companions.

Intel ARC Alchemist vs NVIDIA GA104 & AMD Navi 22 GPUs

GPU TitleAlchemist DG-512NVIDIA GA104AMD Navi 22
StructureXe-HPGAmpereRDNA 2
Course of NodeTSMC 6nmSamsung 8nmTSMC 7nm
Flagship ProductARC (TBA)GeForce RTX 3070 TiRadeon RX 6700 XT
Raster Engine862
FP32 Cores32 Xe Cores48 SM Items40 Compute Items
FP32 Items409661442560
FP32 Compute~16 TFLOPs21.7 TFLOPs12.4 TFLOPs
TMUs256192160
ROPs1289664
RT Cores32 RT Items48 RT Cores (V2)40 RA Items
Tensor Cores512 XMX Cores192 Tensor Cores (V3)N/A
Tensor Compute~131 TFLOPs FP16
~262 TOPs INT8
87 TFLOPs FP16
174 TOPs INT8
25 TFLOPs FP16
50 TOPs INT8
L2 CacheTBA4 MB3 MB
Further Cache16 MB Sensible Cache?N/A96 MB Infinity Cache
Reminiscence Bus256-bit256-bit192-bit
Reminiscence Capability16 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR6X16 GB GDDR6
LaunchQ1 2023Q2 2023Q1 2023

Intel Xe-HPG 384 EU ARC Alchemist Graphics Card

Transferring on, we now have the Intel Xe-HPG Alchemist 384 GPU which will probably be a cut-down variant of the 512 EU die. The 384 EU chip will function 3072 cores, as much as 12 GB GDDR6 reminiscence, and a 192-bit bus interface although Intel might tune it as much as 256-bit bus function an 8 GB GDDR6 reminiscence capability. The cardboard would additionally function a TDP of round 200W and is anticipated to function efficiency NVIDIA RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti.

The 384 EU GPU is anticipated to function a 16 MB sensible cache, respectively. Because the GPU is just about a cut-down mannequin, we’ll get to see clocks over the two GHz mark. Now Intel has been testing out numerous cut-down configurations of its top-die together with a 448 EU and 256 EU variant. We do not know if there are any gaming graphics playing cards deliberate to launch with these particular configs however Intel has the choice to launch much more SKUs in the event that they see the marketplace for it.

Intel Xe-HPG 128 EU ARC Alchemist Graphics Card

Then lastly, we now have the Intel Xe-HPG Alchemist 128 EU elements. The highest config is as soon as once more a full-fat SKU with 1024 cores, a 64-bit bus interface, and as much as 8 GB GDDR6 reminiscence. The cut-down variant will include 96 EUs or 768 cores and a 4 GB GDDR6 reminiscence featured throughout a 64-bit bus interface. The chip may also function a clock pace of round 2.2 – 2.5 GHz and have a sub 75W energy consumption which suggests we will probably be taking a look at connector-less graphics playing cards for the entry-level section.

Efficiency is anticipated to land between the GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 SUPER however with raytracing capabilities. One massive benefit that Intel might have over AMD and Intel is that with these playing cards, they may enter the sub-$250 US market which has been utterly deserted within the present technology of playing cards. The GeForce RTX 3050 collection solely bought a laptop computer launch up to now with RTX 3060 serving the entry-level Ampere section at $329 US whereas the RX 6600 is anticipated to be AMD’s entry-level answer for round $300 US.

This GPU will probably be similar to the DG1 GPU-based discrete SDV board nonetheless Alchemist can have a extra improved structure design and undoubtedly extra efficiency uplift over the first-gen Xe GPU structure. This lineup is unquestionably going to be aimed on the entry-level desktop discrete market based mostly on the specs.

Intel Xe-HPG Based mostly Discrete Alchemist GPU Configurations:

GPU VariantGPU DieExecution ItemsShading Items (Cores)Reminiscence CapabilityReminiscence BusTGP
Xe-HPG 512EUAlchemist-512EU512 EUs409616/8 GB GDDR6256-bit225-275W?
Xe-HPG 384EUAlchemist-512EU384 EUs307212/6 GB GDDR6192-bit225-275W?
Xe-HPG 256EUAlchemist-512EU256 EUs20488/4 GB GDDR6128-bit150-200W?
Xe-HPG 192EUAlchemist-512EU192 EUs15364 GB GDDR6128-bit150-200W?
Xe-HPG 128EUAlchemist-128EU128 EUs10244 GB GDDR664-bit
Xe-HPG 96EUAlchemist-128EU86 EUs7684 GB GDDR664-bit

Based mostly on the timeline, the Xe-HPG Alchemist lineup will compete towards NVIDIA’s Ampere & AMD RDNA 2 GPUs since each corporations aren’t anticipated to launch their next-gen elements by the very finish of 2023. NVIDIA and AMD are anticipated to launch refreshes in early 2023 so that may give Intel’s new lineup some competitors however based mostly on present efficiency expectations, the refreshed might not convey drastic efficiency variations to the lineup. The Xe-HPG ARC GPUs may also be coming to the mobility platform too and will probably be featured in Alder Lake-P notebooks.

What do you need to see in Intel’s ARC Alchemist Gaming graphics card lineup?

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