Flagship Intel Arc GPU has 217 billion transistors more
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Flagship Intel Arc GPU has 21.7 billion transistors – more than Navi 22 and GA104

Intel hasn’t disclosed the size of the GPUs powering the Arc Alchemist series of mobile discrete graphics cards, or the number of transistors in them. However, this information found out YouTube channel HardwareUnboxed.

    Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

The area of ​​​​the older graphics processor Intel ACM-G10 (formerly known as DG2-512EU) is 406 mm according to the source2. It uses 21.7 billion transistors. That’s more than the AMD Navi 22 GPU, which has an area of ​​336mm.2 and 17.2 billion transistors and more than the NVIDIA GA104, which has an area of ​​392 mm2 and 17.4 billion transistors. Remember that the first is used in the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics accelerators, and the second is the main accelerator for the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.

It is noted that the transistor density of the Intel ACM-G10 is 20% higher than that of the NVIDIA chip and 6% higher than that of the AMD processor. This is due to the use of different production processes. The Intel solution is based on TSMC N6 (7nm Advanced) process technology, the AMD chip is based on TSMC N7 (7nm) node, and the NVIDIA processor uses Samsung 8N (8nm) process technology.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

Intel will only use two models of GPUs in its Arc Alchemist graphics cards (at least mobile ones) – ACM-G10 and ACM-G11. Previous leaks claimed that the company also plans to release the DG2-384EU (ACM-G12) GPU. It seems that the manufacturer finally decided to abandon these plans.

The area of ​​​​the junior chip ACM-G11 is 157 mm2. It contains 7.2 billion transistors. It is larger than AMD Navi 24 (Radeon RX 6500 XT, Radeon RX 6500M) which is also manufactured with TSMC N6 process technology. The AMD chip area is 107 mm2, and it uses 5.4 billion transistors. However, the Intel chip is smaller than the NVIDIA GA107 (GeForce RTX 3050, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile). NVIDIA didn’t provide any specifics about its processor. According to calculations by third parties, the area of ​​​​this crystal is about 200 mm2while the number of transistors it contains remains unknown.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

For a long time there were rumors that the older version of the Arc Alchemist GPU could compete with Radeon RX 6700 and GeForce RTX 3070. Given the already known characteristics of this processor, such forecasts are very plausible. Unfortunately, Intel itself has not yet announced any performance data for the ACM-G10. This processor is used in Arc 5 and Arc 7 series mobile graphics cards and Arc desktop models. These decisions are expected this summer.

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