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Intel Arc Alchemist Graphics Card With 32 Xe Cores Spotted With Up To 2.4 GHz Max Clocks, Nears 20 TFLOPs Horsepower

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In a few months, Intel will unleash its first Arc Alchemist-powered graphics cards & we can already see the blue team evaluating the final samples which feature surprisingly good clock speeds.

Intel Arc Alchemist Graphics Card Now Clocking Up To 2.4 GHz With Months Left Till Launch, Final Variant Could Top 20 TFLOPs Horsepower

Once again, Benchleaks has spotted a brand new entry of the Intel Arc Alchemist graphics card over in the Geekbench 5 database. The new entry is for the flagship Alchemist DG2 configuration which features 32 Xe Cores, 512 EUs, and 4096 ALUs. Now we have previously seen the same chip clocking up to 2.1 GHz but it looks like Intel has managed to squeeze out even more juice with the latest sample.

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The benchmark states a maximum frequency of 2400 MHz for the GPU which puts it close to the 2.5 GHz+ clock speed of AMD's Navi 22 GPU which it will be competing against. We did hear that final retail units would be clocking in close to 2.4-2.5 GHz and that seems to be the case given the latest leak. In terms of FP32 horsepower, the GPU should be able to churn out close to 20 TFLOPs which is a significant gain over the 6700 XT and comes close to the RTX 3070 Ti though we have to remember that higher FLOPs don't necessarily mean better gaming performance as each GPU is based on a different architecture. The best example is the 6700 XT and the 3070 Ti which do come close to one another despite the latter offering 75% higher FP32 horsepower.

Intel ARC ACM-G10 vs NVIDIA GA104 & AMD Navi 22 GPUs

Graphics Card NameIntel ARC A770?NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 TiAMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
GPU NameACM-G10NVIDIA GA104AMD Navi 22
ArchitectureXe-HPGAmpereRDNA 2
Process NodeTSMC 6nmSamsung 8nmTSMC 7nm
Die Size406mm2392mm2335mm2
Transistors21.7B17.4B17.2B
Transistor Density53.4M Transistors/mm244.4M Transistors/mm251.2M Transistors/mm2
FP32 Cores32 Xe Cores48 SM Units40 Compute Units
FP32 Units409661442560
Max Clock~2400 MHz1770 MHz2581 MHz
FP32 TFLOPs~20 TFLOPs21.75 TFLOPs13.21 TFLOPs
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit192-bit
Memory Capacity16 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR6X12 GB GDDR6
LaunchQ2 2022Q2 2021Q1 2021

When it comes to OpenCL performance, it looks like Intel still has a lot of work to put within its Arc Alchemist drivers. The sample was only able to score 85,448 points in the benchmark which can be compared to an RTX 2060 SUPER. If you look at the performance of each individual benchmark, the Intel Arc Alchemist graphics card actually does surprisingly well despite its driver situation & only loses out (big time) in 4 out of the 12 tests which is why its performance looks underwhelming as of right now. But Intel still has some time to go before the first Arc Alchemist GPUs ship out and more specifically, the desktop variants which are confirmed for a Q2 2022 launch.

  Intel Arc Alchemist Graphics Card running at 2.4 GHz compared to NVIDIA's RTX 3070 & AMD's RX 6700 XT. (Image Credits: @326powah)

Once again, this is preliminary performance and we expect the final Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards to feature even higher clocks and faster performance with optimized drivers so stay tuned  for more results in the coming weeks.

Intel ARC ACM-G10 vs NVIDIA GA104 & AMD Navi 22 GPUs

Graphics Card NameIntel ARC A770?NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 TiAMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
GPU NameACM-G10NVIDIA GA104AMD Navi 22
ArchitectureXe-HPGAmpereRDNA 2
Process NodeTSMC 6nmSamsung 8nmTSMC 7nm
Die Size406mm2392mm2335mm2
Transistors21.7B17.4B17.2B
Transistor Density53.4M Transistors/mm244.4M Transistors/mm251.2M Transistors/mm2
FP32 Cores32 Xe Cores48 SM Units40 Compute Units
FP32 Units409661442560
Max Clock~2400 MHz1770 MHz2581 MHz
FP32 TFLOPs~20 TFLOPs21.75 TFLOPs13.21 TFLOPs
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit192-bit
Memory Capacity16 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR6X12 GB GDDR6
LaunchQ2 2022Q2 2021Q1 2021

News Sources: Videocardz , 326powah

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