Intel has been very open its plans to launch a new range of graphics card to rival AMD and Nvidia in 2022, but new leaks may have just given us our first look at one of the cards.
The Arc Alchemist looks set to become Intel’s first commercially-available graphics card in the new roadmap, with the recently revealed Intel DG1 graphics card unavailable to purchase.
Reports suggest the Intel Alchemist graphics card could feature 512 execution units, 16GB of GDDR6 memory and 4096 FP32 shading units. Such specs could potentially offer a similar performance to the Nvidia RTX 3070.
The leaked photos indicate that the Intel Alchemist graphics card will require 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors, feature a silver design and have the brand name “Intel” pasted onto the centre of the dual fans.
But while YouTube channel Moore’s Law is Dead has insisted that these images have been supplied by a “reliable source”, we still can’t be sure that these photos are legitimate. With the Intel Alchemist graphics card expected to launch in Q2 next year, we won’t have long to wait to find out whether these are real photos.
Intel is also expected to unveil mobile variants of the Intel Arc Alchemist next year for upcoming laptops. We’ll also see the new 12th Generation (aka Alder Lake) mobile CPUs for laptops in 2022.
The desktop variants of the 12th Generation Intel Core processors will launch even sooner, with a 4th November launch. Keep an eye on Trusted Reviews for all of the latest developments.
The Trusted Take
It’s always very difficult to know which leaks are accurate or fake ahead of a launch, but with Intel’s graphics card rumoured to be only a few months away from release, this is the time where we’d expect to see leaks starting to emerge.
There’s nothing in the images that would lead me to think these photos are fake, but then again, they could be photos of an early prototype so it’s still advisable to keep everything with a pinch of salt for now. Either way, it’s an exciting time to be an Intel fan.