It seems that the start of 2022 will be exciting than we expected, and that is that the Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs for desktops will arrive as soon as March, according to the latest rumors from the industry.
Officially, Intel indicated that its first dedicated Arc Alchemist GPUs would arrive during the first quarter of 2022. Still, they were expected to only be in their portable variants, to the point that we know that these GPUs will be announced next week, on January 4, in CES 2022 in Las Vegas.
According to the report, Intel would initially launch two models: the one known for now as Intel Arc A780 with 512 Execution Units (4096 cores) with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory and a TDP of 225W, which would perform as an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, and an Intel Arc A5XX with 384 Execution Units (3072 cores) with 12 GB of GDDR6 memory that would perform like an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
Now we only have to wait until next week to find out if Intel plans to finally announce the launch of its first family of dedicated GPUs and add some competitiveness in a business that is not going through its best moments due to the market cryptocurrencies and the shortage of chips.