Intel finalizes the launch of its dedicated graphics cards. And the best is yet to come

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Soon we will stop talking about AMD or NVIDIA as the de facto duopoly in the field of dedicated graphics cards. Intel has been preparing to enter this market for years, and now just announced what its Intel Arc will arrive on desktop PCs in the second quarter of 2022.

These models belong to its first generation, called ‘Alchemist’, and in fact they will be present before on laptops, where they will make their appearance in just a few weeks. This family promises, but pay attention because the best is yet to come: the Intel Arc ‘Celestial’ for “ultra enthusiasts” are already in the development phase.

‘Project Endgame’ proposes a GPU service in the cloud

At Intel, they have stepped up their game with their strategy in the graphics card market, and in addition to preparing variants for laptops, desktop PCs and workstations, they have something else in the bedroom: They call it ‘Project Endgame’.

There are hardly any details about this initiative, but we do know that it is a kind of ‘GPU rental in the cloud’ service that It seems like a promising idea for those who want to set up their own Stadia: Cloud gaming is based on servers with powerful GPUs, and Intel seems to want to be an important component in providing that service.

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Intel has not indicated what type of GPUs it will offer, its price or even if this will be a proposal dedicated to the world of gaming, but what we do know is that ‘Project Endgame’ will arrive before the end of the year.

What we are about to see is the landing at the end of the first dedicated Intel Arc graphics. The first generation, called ‘Alchemist’ and based on the Intel Xe HPG architecture, will appear in notebooks in the first quarter of the year.

in the second trimester We will finally have the first Intel rivals to NVIDIA and AMD graphics, although these first models will not yet go for the most powerful graphics of their rivals: they are expected to be more or less at the level of the RTX 3070.

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Later in the third quarter, workstation models will arrive. Intel has already offered its roadmap in this regard: after ‘Alchemist’ will come the ‘Battlemage’ family (Intel Xe2 HPG), with even more remarkable solutions, but the real promise is in ‘Heavenly’ (Intel Xe3 HPG), the third generation of Intel Arc that Intel claims will enable products targeted at the “ultra-enthusiast segment.” That is, something along the lines of the current RTX 3090 Ti or RX 6900 XT.

These models will take time to arrive, of course, but it is good to know that Intel is clear that they will be able to compete even with the best from AMD and NVIDIA.

Via | TheVerge

Soon we will stop talking about AMD or NVIDIA as the de facto duopoly in the field of dedicated graphics…

Soon we will stop talking about AMD or NVIDIA as the de facto duopoly in the field of dedicated graphics…

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