Intel’s Arc Alchemist Model List Leaks

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Intel is about to begin shipments of its new Xe-HPG architecture-based discrete graphics processors to laptop makers, so it’s no surprise that details about this new family are leaking. Over the past few months, we’ve heard of many new Arc Alchemist GPU offerings from Intel, but it looks like there are still some surprises to come.

Previous leaks indicated that Intel has assigned up to 32 PCI IDs for its Arc Alchemist devices designed for desktops and laptops. Now, a recently leaked list of GPUs supported by Intel’s drivers sheds additional light on the first wave of Intel’s upcoming family of graphics products. The leak comes from @momomo_uswhich monitors hardware manufacturers’ websites (using appropriate software or a private crawler), so the list Probably comes from a driver (not a Linux patch, for example) that a company uploaded to their website before the launch of Intel’s Arc-based products.

Supposing that we are indeed dealing with a driver supporting the following GPUs, this gives us a very rough idea of ​​what the first wave of Intel’s DG2 products will look like.

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The list of supported Arc-branded products includes the Arc A380 (part 128 EU previewed a few weeks ago), Arc A350, Arc A370M, Arc A350M, and Iris Xe Max A200M graphics families. Given that Intel intends to kick off the Arc/DG2 rollout of discrete graphics processing units from mobile components in Q1, it’s no surprise that the list includes mostly “M” offerings. as well as Arc A380/A350 for desktop computers. Although we can’t say for sure, it looks like some non-M Arc 300 series parts will be used for OEM desktops at the end of Q1 or Q2, so they’re already supported by the pilots.

A particularly interesting brand of GPU is the Iris Xe Max A200M. This moniker will likely be used for Intel Alder Lake-based laptops with low-end standalone DG2 parts that will be used by creative professionals for things like video encoding and other workloads that take advantage of GPU-accelerated computing (Adobe’s Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, etc).

These parts aren’t expected to deliver serious graphics performance, so using Arc with them will hurt the new brand. Again, since Intel has yet to officially announce all the details of its DG2 GPU brand, we can only speculate on the specifics of Arc Alchemist.

As noted earlier, Intel’s DG2 family includes two standalone GPUs: one small and one large. The small is the one that will be released in Q1, while the second – which will be used for high performance discrete desktop graphics cards – is expected to arrive in Q2.

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