Intel Graphics: Company Announces It Will Have Its Own GPUs by 2022

For a long time, the two pillars of video cards were NVIDIA and AMD. However, there is about to be a third pillar of support for the GPU space, as the Intel graphics card has been officially announced by the company, with its own Arc GPU brand, with devices geared towards gamers seeking the best performance from their hardware .

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The new GPU brand is coming

The new Arc brand of Intel graphics card is coming

Intel graphics card devices were initially called “DG2” but were given the company's official Arc branding. The first GPUs in the Arc lineup have a new code name now, as Intel refers to them as “Alchemist”.

The company says it plans to ship its first batch of Alchemist products by the end of March 2022, so let's wait awhile before we get our hands on these chips to see how they stack up against offerings from NVIDIA and AMD.

After Alchemist, Intel plans to release devices code-named Battlemage, Celestial, and Druid (see pattern here?), but those are still a long way off.

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“Today is a key moment in the graphic journey we started just a few years ago. The launch of the Intel Arc brand and the unveiling of future generations of hardware signifies Intel's deep and continuing commitment to gamers and developers everywhere,” said Roger Chandler, Intel vice president and General Manager, Graphics Products and Solutions for Customers.

Unfortunately, Intel didn't provide much information about the actual performance of their upcoming cards, just saying they would support all the features of DirectX 12 Ultimate, ray tracking acceleration, and AI-based oversampling for antialiasing. These features are necessary to compete with modern GPUs, but we'll have to wait and see if Intel can offer something more to set them apart from the crowd.

Intel says we can expect to learn more about its upcoming GPUs by the end of 2021, so we'll have to be patient for now.

Are these cards really in stock?

Of course, if Intel can produce enough boards to actually have them in stock, that would certainly give the company an edge, as finding GPUs for anywhere near the MSRP is nearly impossible at this point. Hopefully, by March 2022, the GPU shortage will be resolved and we will be able to easily get NVIDIA, AMD and Intel graphics cards at a standard price.

If you can't wait until 2022, Intel is selling t-shirts with the Arc brand, although even these are not sold for some time.

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