In 2022, Intel officially entered the high-performance GPU market and launched Arc brilliant brand game cards. With huge ambition, it planned a four-generation architecture. The first generation was code-named Alchemist, which was the current Arc A380/A750/A770 products.
Alchemist uses Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., LTD. 6nm process, Xe architecture, up to 32 Xe units, 256bit width, 16GB GDDR6 video memory, PCIe 4.0 support, power consumption around 225W, namely RTX 3060 for the target product.
Second generation Arc graphics card code-named "Battlemage", upgrade the second generation Xe HPG architecture, specific specifications are unknown,But the rumored performance can be compared to the RTX 4080 levelThe improvement is not small.
The third generation of "Celestial" (Celestial), this generation will enter the fever level market, that is, the direct AMD and NVIDIA top graphics card, the architecture of the new development.
The fourth generation, code-named Druid, has yet to be revealed.
According to the latest news, the Battlemage family of Arc graphics cards will be released in 2024, and the manufacturing process will be upgraded to 4nm from TSMC.
The Celestial family Arc card is two years later,It won't come out until 2026, and the benefit is that the process has been further upgraded to 3nmAnd is TSMC N3X high performance process, the first half of 2026 mass production.