Intel Arc Alchemist real-world images and PCB shots emerge online
Intel's upcoming Arc dGPUs are still far away from launch. However, few-odd leaks gave us a glimpse at what they could look like in the flesh. Most of them were engineering samples; hence, they were not representative of how the graphics card would launch. Videocardz has obtained real-world images of yet another pre-production Intel Arc graphics card.
We also get to look at the back of the Intel Arc graphics card's PCB as a bonus. Unfortunately, its die isn't visible, but we learned earlier that it is similar in size (396 mm2) to Nvidia's GA104. The eight memory modules suggest that it is one of the higher-end parts, maybe even the 16GB model that traded blows with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 some time ago.
The Intel Arc Alchemist graphics card has a fairly bog-standard design for all intents and purposes, complete with one DP 2.0 port and three HDMI ports at the back, along with two fans. The graphics card is expected to draw 225 watts of power and will likely require an eight-pin power connector, assuming it is Intel's top-of-the-line offering. Other specs include 512 EUs, 18 Gbps GDDR6 memory modules on a 256-bit wide bus and a base/boost clock of 2.1 GHz.
Previous report speculated that Nvidia could launch the 16 GB GeForce RTX 3070 Ti as an Intel Arc Alchemist alternative. AMD is expected to join the fray as well with its Radeon RX 6950 XT. The coming weeks should be exciting for GPU enthusiasts. Whether or not one will be able to get their hands on one at MSRP is an entirely different matter, though.