Intel has been fighting with Nvidia and AMD for quite some time now, but now it’s upping its game by a notch with its new lineup of PC gaming GPUs, Arc. This new brand will be coming up with hardware and software dedicated to PC gaming. The first product under the Arc brand will be “Alchemist” based on Intel’s DG2.
The Intel Arc GPUs will be available for both desktops and notebooks starting in early 2022. The “Alchemist” is scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2022. Well, we don’t have much information regarding the performance of this new “Alchemist” GPU. Still, the silicon maker did release a teaser video showcasing the performance of a pre-production version of the GPU running titles, including PUBG, Metro Exodus, and more.
Intel is going on a battle with Nvidia and AMD with its Arc GPUs
Intel’s upcoming dedicated GPU will be coming with AI-accelerated super sampling, which might be Intel’s take on Nvidia’s DLSS technology and AMD’s FSR. Further, the new GPUs will come with support for mesh shading, variable-rate shading, video upscaling, and real-time ray tracing.
“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,” said Roger Chandler, head of Intel’s client GPU business.
The Arc brand will have three new generations of GPUs codenamed Battlemage, Celestial, and Druid. Intel has only teased the arrival of the Arc brand; however, more details are scheduled to be revealed in the coming months.