Video of alleged Intel ARC Alchemist graphics cards surface
A video clip of what is allegedly a full-size physical unit of an Intel ARC Alchemist graphics card, recently found its way onto the internet. The video was first posted to Twitter via an Ayxerious (@ayxerious) and is currently one of the most detailed glimpses we’ve had of the chipmaker’s unreleased board, to date.
The clip itself is very short but based on what we see we can assume several points regarding the supposed ARC card. First, the box the user received it in appears to be generic, with the standard hard foam inside for card protection. Later in the video we can see that the back of the board lacks a backplate and the PCB is actually shorter than the overall length of its cooling solution; its heatsink can be seen extending beyond its cooling subject.
Just FYI, I have no idea where this came from. pic.twitter.com/QEJs7D7Tmb
— Ayxerious (@ayxerious) February 5, 2022
On the front, we get a brief look at the dual-fan setup, with Intel branding above each fan’s pivot point. For ports, the card appears to be equipped with what we assume are two DisplayPort 1.4 ports and two HDMI 2.1 ports. Beyond that, there are no other details on the card. However, a photo of the back of the purported card posted by Bionic Squash (@SquashBionic) – based on the images, we can safely assume that the picture-in-picture and short clips are identical – shows that the PCB is equipped with is likely to be eight GDDR6 memory chip, although we are not sure of the capacity.
Another image from the Intel Graphics Discord Server pic.twitter.com/I5IRDxfWED
—Bionic_squash (@SquashBionic) February 4, 2022
With Intel’s ARC Alchemist scheduled to launch this year, it’s only fitting that the frequency of these leaks will increase, at least until the new GPU series has officially debuted. So, that being said, apply skepticism.