Intel wants a piece of the $1,000 GPU market, targeting the ultra-enthusiast seg

3 months 1 day ago #29535636 by henndrona
Intel is already hard busy working on the replacements to its Alchemist graphics cards, the GPUs set to ship in their millions from April this year. Those replacements, Battlemage and Celestial, guarantee a lot, that much we can glean from the scant lines they have been afforded in Intel's latest Investor Meeting today.

Battlemage offers "discrete graphics class performance with the proficiency of integrated graphics" and it's calling Celestial a graphics card lineup that will "address the ultra-enthusiast segment." And that is something its first and second-gen GPUs are most definitely not.

The Alchemist chips landing this year are intended to be competitive, to offer GPU performance on par with the center request of the competing silicon already released by AMD and Nvidia in their respective Radeon RX 6000 and GeForce RTX 30-series appearances. Reports are that we ought to be looking around RTX 3070 Ti levels of performance.

Which will be great on the off chance that it truly can ship "more than 4 million discrete GPUs in 2022" as guaranteed. In a soil of a graphics card emergency, we don't require Intel to turn up with the fastest GPU on the planet, we just need them to be competitive and affordable. And, well to exist in numbers that mean we can actually get one. Then Intel might genuinely have the option to offer a way out of this wreck.

What Alchemist isn't going to do is offer us gaming performance that will stand toe-to-toe with the AMD RX 6900 XT or Nvidia RTX 3090. Those ultra-enthusiast cards are out of reach for the first generation of Intel's discrete GPU venture.

The third Arc generation, Celestial, however, will be aiming its top of the line sights immovably on that market. Or on the other hand so Intel is telling its investors.

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