Intel Arc has been announced by Intel today as their upcoming dedicated graphics card. The graphics card will be based on Iris Xe HPG architecture. Let’s have a look at that –
You see, Iris Xe Max is meant for productivity tasks. Intel Arc has targeted gamers. This is gonna be a bumpy ride. By the time Intel owns dedicated and integrated graphics options, NVIDIA and AMD will be way ahead in terms of graphics power.
“Today marks a key moment in the graphics journey we started just a few years ago” – Roger Chandler, Intel vice president, and general manager of Client Graphics Products and Solutions.
Surprisingly, the first generation of Intel Arc products will feature real-time ray tracing and artificial intelligence-based sampling capabilities like NVIDIA DLSS offers now. Intel is promising DirectX 12 Ultimate support as well. The code name for this project is now Alchemist, formerly known as DG2.
— Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) August 16, 2021
Release Date & More
Intel didn’t much but was teased with some gameplay videos recently on Twitter. Intel even has a new page to show off the Intel Arc branding. There are some teasers as well. You can also buy those Intel Arc t-shirts and other kinds of stuff.
Intel Arcs will hit the market soon in Q1 of 2022. Both desktops and laptops will have support for this graphics card. The future generations will be Battlemage, Celestial, and Druid as per the leaks.
“The launch of the Intel Arc brand and the reveal of future hardware generations signifies Intel’s deep and continued commitment to gamers and creators everywhere. We have teams doing incredible work to ensure we deliver first-class and frictionless experiences when these products are available early next year.” – Intel
NVIDIA and AMD are taking a good lead in the gaming world. You see, more people are now preferring AMD chips over Intel chips as well. Intel wants to hold all those glorious days when everyone was into Intel. Stay tuned for more updates on Intel Arc Graphics.