Intels first graphics cards to appear in early 2022

Intel has announced the formation of Intel‘s Arc brand, which will release PC and laptop graphics cards โ€” the first to be available in early 2022. According to the firm, the initiative will reach several generations of equipment at once, and the first is based on the XE-HPG microarchitecture and is codenamed Alchemist. Other generations have become nicknamed Battlemage, Celestial and Druid.

The first generation will support hardware ray tracing, Direct X 12 Ultimate and AI-based supersampling technology. Specific product data, however, was not disclosed.

Besides that, Intel is going to release software as well. The debut batch of Alchemist generation products will appear in the first quarter of 2022, and detailed technical details will be revealed later this year.

Here’s a sneak peek of pre-production Intel Arc graphics in action. https://t.

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