Intel will release two discrete graphics cards in early 2022

A few days ago, an insider said that Intel is considering the GeForce RTX 3070 and Radeon RX 6700 XT as competitors to its DG2 discrete graphics card (of the Alchemist family). The slide provided by the source now confirms this data, but also reveals details on TDP, pricing and the second DG2 graphics card, which will be two notches down.

As you can see, Intel is preparing two variants of DG2 for desktop computers. The TDP of the top version will be 175-225 W, and it is it that is recorded in the competitors of the GeForce RTX 3070 (as well as the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti) and the Radeon RX 6700 XT. Moreover, Intel expects that the top-end DG2 will also compete with the Radeon RX 6600 XT and the possible Radeon RX 6500 XT. Accordingly, the price niche of this model is emerging: the cost of the top version of the DG2 will be in the range of $ 330 to $ 500. And most likely closer to the upper border. But this is the manufacturer's recommended price, and in order to get the real market price in the current deficit, it can be safely multiplied by at least one and a half.

The second variant of the DG2, entry-level or basic, has a TDP of 75W. Intel believes that it will be able to compete on an equal footing with the 100-watt GeForce GTX 1650 Super. This model is in the price range from $ 100 to $ 200, but in this case, the cost of the new item is likely to be closer to the upper limit.

Intel's Arc series graphics are due out in the first quarter of 2022. They are built on the Xe-HPG (Alchemist) architecture and will be manufactured in the N6 process by TSMC.

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