Intel fans excited for upcoming Arc Alchemist GPU post-leak

Fans of Intel’s much-anticipated new mobile Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) series get an early glimpse after the specifications of the upcoming product have leaked online

In a tweet by Twitter user HXL (@9550pro), a well-known leaker in the tech industry, an alleged chart revealed specifications of Intel’s upcoming Discrete Graphics 2 (DG2) GPU line, dubbed the Arc Alchemist. The chart labeled “DG2 Graphics Memory Configuration,” which was taken as a slide from a big presentation file by the looks of it, revealed five Stock Keeping Units (SKU) all featuring different memory specifications.

The five SKUs, which were named SKU1, SKU2, SKU3, SKU4, and SKU5, all fall beside the “DG2 NB SKU” label row, which confirms these are notebook (NB) processors. (Read: GUIDE: Should you overclock your GPU?)

The first GPU in line is SKU1. Equipped with 512 Executions Units (EU), it is based on the DG12-512 GPU and has eight 2 gigabytes (GB) of memory modules, totaling 16GB of video RAM timed at 16 gigabytes per second (Gbps). Laced with a 256-bit bus interface, the bandwidth can reach up to 512GB per second at the maximum with a 1.35V I/O voltage.

Second in the chart is SKU2. With 384 EU, this SKU is capable of carrying up to six 2GB of memory modules, handing out a memory capacity of 12GB. The I/O voltage carries the same amount as the SKU 1.35V and also has a 16 Gbps of memory data rate. The 192-bit memory bus, which is less than the first one, maximizes the bandwidth at 384GB/s.

In the middle line-up, the SKU3, which has 256 EU, has four 2GB memory modules (8GB) also running at 16Gbps. Like SKU2, the maximum bandwidth of 256 Gbps is also less because of a smaller 128-bit memory bus. However, like its first two bigger SKUs, the I/O voltage in this one is also set at 1.35V.

Lastly, the SKU4 (128 EU) and SKU5 (96 EU) SKUs share the same memory configuration. Both have two 2GB of memory modules (4GB in total) and are clocked at 14 Gbps. Using a 64-bit memory bus, they offer a maximum bandwidth of 112 GB/s. This time, their I/O voltages are set at a lower 1.25V, hence the lower memory speed, unlike the other SKUs.

Just days after the leak, two more pieces of information surfaced online about Intel’s upcoming cards, this time for laptops. Specification of the A370M GPU, which was with a CrossMark benchmark through Bapco, was also released on Twitter by another well-known industry leaker, APISAK (@TUM_APISAK).

According to the image, the laptop, which was labeled “Intel Corporation AlderLake-P DDR5 RVP,” has a 12th-generation Intel Core i7-12800H processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 500GB SSD. However, reports from VideoCardz highly suggest that it is merely an engineering sample rather than a production model. 

Aside from the leaked specs, details about the models are still officially blurred. 

Currently, there is no release date yet from Intel but it is expected to drop before the first quarter of 2022 ends.

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