Though Intel didn’t ship its Arc Alchemist A700-series gaming-oriented discrete graphics playing cards for desktop computer systems this summer season, it’s about to ship them – a minimum of, to winners of its Scavenger Hunt promotion that ran early in 2021. It would signify that the corporate is able to ship these boards to common audiences.
Our colleague Evan Stenger tweeted (opens in new tab) late Friday that Intel is about to ship its Arc graphics playing cards to winners of its Scavenger Hunt who participated within the competitors in early 2021. The screenshot he posted asks concerning the addresses of the winners, which signifies that Intel is able to ship out the prizes. We may speculate that this is likely to be the Arc A770 Restricted Version built-by-Intel boards, however we must study from the fortunate winners what precisely they received.
Intel deliberate to begin delivery its Arc Alchemist graphics playing cards for demanding avid gamers in the summertime. Sadly, the corporate has did not ship on this promise. But, assuming that Intel is delivery its playing cards to avid gamers who have been enthusiastic sufficient to do the Scavenger Hunt competitors, this is likely to be an indication that the corporate is certainly on the brink of ship its Arc boards commercially. Whereas we have no idea precisely what Intel intends to ship to the winners, allow us to remind you what Intel has at its palms.
The Arc A770 is the corporate’s top-of-the-range mannequin primarily based on the ACM-G10 graphics processor with 32 Xe cores (equal to 4,096 stream processors) working at 2,100 MHz and outfitted with 8GB or 16GB of GDDR6 reminiscence that includes a peak bandwidth of 560 GBps. In the meantime, the Arc A750 sits beneath the flagship and includes a cut-down ACM-G10 GPU with 28 Xe cores (equal to three,584 shading models) working at 2,050 MHz and related to 8GB of GDDR6 reminiscence with a peak bandwidth of 512 GBps. We’ll see whether or not both leads to our record of the finest graphics playing cards out there immediately.
Now, whereas we all know that Intel ships a few of its graphics boards to the fortunate winners of its Scavenger Hunt, we nonetheless don’t know when these (and different) boards will likely be out there and the way a lot they may price, subsequently, keep tuned.