According to insiders, gamers should not expect a winter gift from Intel in the form of new GPUs – the release of a series of Arc Alchemist video cards is postponed. Informants have already named new terms for the appearance of “blue” components on the market, and also reported the reasons why the company is in no hurry to announce.
According to network sources, the release delay is due to technical problems in the production of new products. It is reported that Intel has already sent samples of video cards to its OEM partners, but during their testing, some flaws in the proprietary software were found.
Thus, the presentation of new products will take place no earlier than March, and, according to rumors, they will go on sale only in the second quarter of 2022.
The Arc Alchemist family will include three models of discrete graphics adapters at launch. The top-end video card is credited with 512 execution units (EU) – it will presumably compete with the GeForce RTX 3070/3070 Ti.
A more affordable solution will get 384 EU (RTX 3060/3060 Ti level), and the cheapest one will get 128 EU and will be comparable to the budget GeForce RTX 2050. The cost of upcoming new products is still unknown.
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