Intel Arc Alchemist Flagship GPU to be Slower than NVIDIA’s RTX 3070, To Cost Less than $400 [Report]

Intel’s 1st Gen Arc Alchemist graphics cards are yet to hit the retail markets in earnest. The handful of parts to hit the Asian markets have exhibited less than impressive gaming performance. The Arc A380, for example consistently loses to the Radeon RX 6400 despite Intel claiming otherwise. A leak from our colleagues at WCCFTech reveals that Intel’s performance targets for its 1st Gen Arc GPUs have dropped a notch. From its original destiny of being a GeForce RTX 3070 competitor, the Arc A770 is now going to compete with the RTX 3060 Ti (and probably fall short).

The A770 will come with 8 or 16GB of GDDR6 memory paired with a 256-bit bus and close to 4,000 ALUs. It’ll draw up to 225W of power and cost under $400. The Arc A750 will be a volume offering, tackling the RTX 3060 which is one of the most popular GPUs in the PC gaming space. It’ll debut with 8GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit bus with a TDP of 225W and cost somewhere between $279 and $349.

SegmentPerformance +Performance+Performance –Mainstream –Entry
Memory16/8 GB8GB8GB6GB4GB
Tentative MSRP$349-$399$279-$349$200-249$125-$149~$100

In comparison, the GeForce RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti are going for $409 and $469, respectively on Newegg. AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 XT and 6700 XT, on the other hand, are priced at $339 and $439, respectively. These prices will keep dropping and by the time Intel comes around to releasing its dGPUs, they might very well be competing with the RTX 4060 and 4070.

Moving to the entry-level and low-end markets, we have the A580, A380, and A310. These segments have largely been ignored by the Red and Green Teams and may give Intel the opportunity to establish itself. The A580 will compete with the RTX 3050 in the $200-300 space. They’ll both draw around 150W of power and feature an 8GB VRAM buffer. At the moment, the RTX 3050 is still retailing over the $300 mark, making it a ripe opportunity for Intel to strike.

Finally, the A380 and A310 will battle the derelict GeForce GTX 1650 and 1050 with 6GB and 4GB of memory, respectively. And from the results we have seen till now, fail horribly at it. These SKUs will cost in the $100-150 range and draw up to 75W of power. These should form the bulk of the Arc Alchemist shipments.

Areej Syed

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