Rumor mill: Recent rumors about Intel’s first line of gaming graphics cards indicate they can be pushed back a bit. The main culprit for any delay could be supply chain uncertainty, which could separately push back the advent of laptop or desktop options.
At the moment, the official site of Intel for future discrete graphics cards fortunes release window in the first quarter of next year for both laptops and desktops. However, Moore’s YouTube channel is dead, according to his sources, according to his sources, it is not set in stone.
MLID is talking his sources are almost 100% confident that Arc Alchemist desktop maps will not be released until the second quarter of 2022. They also say some laptop models may arrive earlier, possibly in the first quarter window that Intel is currently listing on its website.
Late last month, when rumors pointed to a possible naming scheme for Arc maps, MLID sources told him that the main factor x in determining the exact release date for them was how the display drivers are being promoted. MLID sources now say Intel Arc drivers are improving rapidly.
In contrast, MLID claims it has contacts in East Asia that inform it of Covid outbreaks in factories along the Intel Arc supply chain. There have been recent reports of Covid bans in Malaysia that certainly do not contribute to the global chip shortage, but it is unknown if they are related to Intel Arc. China’s recent energy crisis may also be a factor. However, it should be emphasized that these products may appear in six months. During this time, a lot can change.
Previous rumors indicate that when they are released, Intel’s top-end Arc Alchemist desktop card may perform in the same way as Nvidia’s RTX 3070 or closer to the 3060 Ti. The younger model could be somewhere around the GTX 1650 Max-Q. The latter has raised hopes that Intel Arc can target lower-priced GPUs, which Nvidia and AMD seem to have ditched.