Intel is finally getting serious with gaming GPUs with the release of Arc.

The Intel Arc is a culmination of years of work that the company has put on to finally compete with NVIDIA‘s GeForce and AMD‘s Radeon. The first products under this line are said to come out in Q1 of 2022 and will be based on a GPU with a codename Alchemist.

It’s said that the initial Arc GPUs will be a rough successor to the DG1, a card exclusive to system builders that performs similarly to the old NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1030.

The detailed specs for the consumer-ready Alchemist GPUs are yet to be revealed, but the trailer Intel provided revealed it will have real-time ray tracing and AI accelerated super sampling. They even demoed it running games like Forza Horizon 4 and Metro Exodus.


Intel has also revealed the codenames of the GPUs that coming out after Alchemist: Battlemage, Celestial, and Druid. Goes to show that Intel will stay committed to the discrete GPU market for the years to come.

Via: Ars Technica

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