According to Digitaltrends, the card appears in a benchmark posted on the official Ashes of the Singularity website, where it shows up as a dedicated graphics card based on the Xe-HPG DG2 GPU. Although the benchmark does not clearly indicate this is an Intel Arc Alchemist graphics card, it is not surprising that the integrated Intel Xe graphics cannot deliver the performance that the graphics card in the test achieved.
Intel’s first gaming graphics card is battle-ready
Paired with Intel’s latest and greatest Intel Core i9-12900K CPU, the card performed quite well while maintaining an average frame rate of 126.9 fps (fps). The preset used showed that the medium graphics setting was used and the game was played at 1080p.
Since this is a prototype being tested before launch, it is difficult to accurately compare that score with the graphics cards offered by Nvidia and Intel. Results are similar to those achieved by the RTX 3080 Ti, although this may not reflect the real performance that the graphics card can achieve. Besides, the Singularity benchmark results are also not reliable data to measure the performance of the graphics card when in fact it still maintains a fairly high fps rate.
Intel Arc Alchemist will be Intel’s first line of gaming graphics cards. While the card can’t be expected to offer better performance than the best GPUs on the market, it should be a good choice for many gaming PCs. The card’s specifications are equivalent to Nvidia’s RTX 30 series cards. Intel may not be able to release a product that can compete with the RTX 3090, but it can completely compete with the RTX 3070.
Prior to that, many leaks related to Intel’s graphics cards provided a lot of information about their specifications, with the top variant expected to come in at least three different configurations, starting with the high Intel Arc Alchemist. The level comes with 512 execution units (EU), 4,096 cores, 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, and a 256-bit bus. Memory bandwidth is rumored to be 16 Gbps or 18 Gbps, while the claimed memory bandwidth is around 2.2 GHz to 2.5 GHz, although Intel has yet to reveal the official specifications.
In addition to the highest configuration, rumors also point to a variant of Intel Arc Alchemist that has 384 EUs, 3,072 cores, 12 GB of GDDR6 memory and runs on a 192-bit bus. There is also a GPU variant with 256 EUs, 2,048 cores, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory and running on a 128-bit bus.
All cards are expected to use fairly high amounts of power due to the spike in performance. According to the report, the flagship Intel Arc Alchemist graphics card with 512 EU is said to have TDP levels between 225W and 275W. These details are expected to be revealed by Intel at CES 2022 next month.