Rumours Intels Arc Alchemist discrete desktop graphics cards could be

Rumours: Intel’s Arc Alchemist discrete desktop graphics cards could be delayed until the end of summer

Intel’s CEO’s statements at a recent reporting conference on the release of gaming graphics cards in the desktop segment were not entirely unambiguous. On the one hand, he promised to present some discreet graphics of the Arc Alchemist family by the end of the quarter. On the other hand, he acknowledged that the full range of graphics cards will be launched gradually before the end of the year.

    Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

Famous German resource Igor’s LAB traditionally summarized information from its own sources and late last week issued a statement on the likelihood of delaying the release of Intel desktop gaming graphics cards until the end of the summer. In this case, we are talking about the period from July 1 to August 31, which clearly does not fit into the second calendar quarter promised by the Intel boss.

According to the source, difficulties for developers of Intel graphics cards arise less with the hardware, which simply does not have time to change dramatically in the time remaining before the announcement, but with the drivers. Intel tries to keep driver development top secret and even forbids testing graphics cards on systems connected to the global network. Drivers come in many different versions and none of the test participants understand which ones can give a clear idea of ​​the performance level of serial graphics cards.

On the other hand, the main competitors NVIDIA and AMD already seem to have drawn their conclusions. According to the source, the former then refused to release the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti in a version with 16 GB of memory, since the GeForce RTX 3070 could successfully compete with the Intel Arc Alchemist A770, AMD also decided on the positioning of the future Radeon RX 6750 XT in the Comparison to Intel products as well as NVIDIA’s offerings.

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