Intel shared more information about its upcoming Alchemist graphics cards during some interviews with PC Games Hardware and Digital Foundry. For example, it is stated that the limited editions (reference design) of the A770 and A750 will be available “very soon” via the company’s website. There will also be custom models from add-in board partners, although no manufacturers are mentioned by name.
It seems unlikely that Gunnir will be available in Europe.
Tom Petersen, Fellow at Team Blue, reports that the A770 will be positioned between Nvidia’s RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti and should be able to rival its Ampere counterparts in ray tracing. As far as AMD is concerned, the Arc flagship should be able to surpass the Radeon RX 6600 XT. This GPU supports memory configurations of both 8 and 16 GB, although the reference design only comes with 16 GB.
The lower segmented A750 has to make do with 8 GB of vram. No new details are revealed about this model, Intel already announced a month ago that it is on average up to 5% faster than the RTX 3060.
In addition, Petersen and Intel marketer Ryan Shrout have commented on the need for resizable bar. The Alchemist GPUs are mainly focused on burst performance, requiring rebar to efficiently perform the many small operations. There are plans to provide better performance for systems that do not support rebar, although it is recommended to avoid these configurations. In addition, they will try to soften the impact of the lack of rebar in the following architectures (Battlemage, Celestial).
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Sources: PCGH, Digital Foundry (YouTube), Videocardz