Intel ARC Alchemist GPUs Shown Off In New Leaked Images

Moore’s Law Is Dead has just shared a bunch of photos showcasing Intel’s Alchemist GPUs and, needless to say,... | 1. November 2021

Moore’s Law Is Dead has just shared a bunch of photos showcasing Intel’s Alchemist GPUs and, needless to say, they’re a sight for sore eyes! The designs themselves might not be all too extraordinary given what we’ve become accustomed to from NVIDIA and AMD, but Intel is nonetheless going for a fairly unique, somewhat sci-fi vibe that will set its GPUs apart from the competition.

Now, while these Alchemist GPUs might not be everyone’s cup of tea, they’re still mighty interesting given the current state of the market and the fact that Intel really does have a few unique bells and whistles to offer.

And, well, if you can’t get your hands on any similar GPU from NVIDIA or AMD, you might as well go with “team blue.” Intel’s reference designs are definitely unique, and while they might change ever so slightly before going on sale next year, this is still a great (and surprisingly detailed) first look!

Intel ARC Alchemist GPUs | Leaked Reference Designs

The following two photos reveal the updated reference design of Intel’s top-of-the-line DG2-512EU graphics card and, needless to say, it’s quite a looker! It’ll sport a black PCB along with a silver shroud with two axial fans. This flagship GPU will have a TDP of around 225W and will require both an 8-pin and a 6-pin power connector.

With up to 16GB GDDR6 memory, it’ll be more than powerful enough to compete with NVIDIA’s RTX 3070 and AMD’s RX 6700 — if not even outperform them.

The second GPU that was showcased is Intel’s “entry-level” DG2-128EU. These obviously aren’t real photos but MLID claims to have seen this particular GPU and stands behind everything that is shown below. With up to 8GB of GDDR6 memory and a TDP of around 75W, this will definitely be an interesting option for those who don’t need the latest and greatest piece of tech and are content with 1080p gaming on High.

It’ll sport just a single axial fan, seems to be two slots in width, and will come with one HDMI and three DisplayPorts.

As for pricing, nothing has yet been made official, but given its meagre power draw and overall power, it really shouldn’t go over the $200 mark, although one can never be too certain given today’s state of the market.

In any case, we can’t wait to see these Alchemist GPUs in action! The mobile variants are expected to come out in Q1 of next year, with desktop ones launching just a couple of months afterward.