Intel has provided little detail on the upcoming Arc Alchemist cards for desktop PCs so far. Recently, we just saw a short demo in the previous presentation for mobile. But now, Arc Alchemist 700 series graphics card powered by ACM-G10 GPU was exhibited at the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) 2022 professional gaming tournament in Texas.
The card that the company exhibited at IEM is called Arc Limited Edition. Firstly, we know that the graphics card is based on the Arc Alchemist GPU known as the ACM-G10 and contains up to 32 Xe cores (4096 stream processors). Secondly, the graphics processor is stated to be paired with 16GB of GDDR6 memory. Also noted is that there are four DisplayPort and one HDMI port on the back.
Intel Arc GPU Appeared at IEM 2022
The Arc graphic card, which appeared at the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) 2022 professional gaming tournament, was enclosed in a glass case and therefore was not accessible. The card in question was introduced by Intel in a video teaser at the presentation of its Arc Alchemist Mobile GPUs last March and then shrouded in a veil of mystery.
The Arc Limited Edition shown at IEM 2022 may belong to either the A770 or the A780, but we think that Team Blue likely showcased the flagship A780 GPU. As the name suggests, this card will be sold under the Intel brand and in limited quantities. Using a dual-slot and dual-fan cooling system, Limited Edition has an 8+6 pin PCIe power connector that can provide up to 225W in total. So it’s clear that the card isn’t as power-hungry as AMD and NVIDIA’s flagship solutions.
You’ll probably have to wait until mid-2022 or maybe a little longer to buy the Intel Arc graphics card. While waiting for an update from Intel, we remind you that the flagship Intel Arc Alchemist model is expected to battle with a GeForce RTX 3070, theoretically at a lower price.