Intel Demonstrates Arc Alchemist Canyon Graphics Card

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Intel displayed a fully working desktop Arc Alchemist graphics card at its Investor Meeting 2022 event on Thursday. The presentation also shows that Intel's DG2 series of desktop graphics cards is approaching completion and will include boards that will fit into the enthusiast-grade Intel NUC 11 Extreme 'Beast Canyon.'

On the one hand, Intel put the board into their NUC 11 Extreme 'Beast Canyon' workstation, which is aimed at enthusiast gamers and built to support huge (up to 12 inches) and tall GeForce RTX 30 and Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards. Showing off a future graphics board with the 2018 title Shadow of the Tomb Raider, on the other hand, seems a little strange. Perhaps Intel meant to demonstrate the possibilities of its XeSS (Xe supersampling) artificial intelligence-enhanced upscaling technology and create a wow effect in the financial business, but there are newer titles that can do that, and these games will look much better with XeSS. In any case, the fact that Intel has publicly shown Arc Alchemist graphics cards is a good sign. Intel has yet to share information on its Arc Alchemist go-to-market strategy or which graphics card makers would supply the actual cards, however this may be covered at a later event. The demonstration of a graphics card several months before its release is unusual in today's reality, because the two major GPU manufacturers do not want to compromise sales of their present products by showcasing soon-to-be-released goods with higher performance and new features. However, because Intel does not currently market enthusiast-grade graphics hardware, it can show off its next-generation GPUs in broad daylight.

Beast Canyon then; The top-of-the-line Intel NUC12DCMi9 with a socketed Core i9-12900 processor will cost $1,714/€1,401, while the somewhat less powerful Intel NUC12DCMi7 with a Core i7-12700 chip will cost $1,514/€1,181, depending on where you buy. At least initially, it appears like Intel intends to provide NUC 12 Extreme systems with CPUs and proprietary power supplies but no additional components. It is unknown whether the business will provide barebones computers.

Intel Demonstrates Arc Alchemist Canyon Graphics Card

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