For years, Intel has tried unsuccessfully to compete with AMD and NVIDIA in the graphics market. A few years ago, they signed Raja Koduri, who was behind the AMD Vega and RDNA architectures, among others. It looks like the signing has been positive and gaming GPUs will hit the market soon.
First images of an Intel Arc desktop graphics card
These days were held in Dallas, USA, the event Intel Extreme Masters. The company took advantage of this event to show off its graphics cards dedicated to games Arc Limited Edition. There is no data indicating whether this featured graphics card is a final version, a working sample, or just a mockup.
The big doubts about this graph are that it was simply displayed on some sort of pedestal. It is not mounted on a system, as would be logical, but has been displayed in a window which was spinning Therefore, we can get little clarity from this graphics card.
All images were taken by @theBycelsRt, who posted them to their Twitter account. The photographs reveal absolutely nothing, what’s more, the video connectors are completely hidden. One can only observe a slight modification in the area where power connectors.
It seems that Intel would have finally chosen to modify the location of power connectors. This graphics card has two power connectors, one 8-pin and one 6-pin. As you can see, it looks like he didn’t end up using the 12-pin power connector on your new graphics cards.
It should be noted that @theBycelsRt is an Intel worker and works in the Intel Arc community, according to his profile on the little bird’s social network. This means that it has not been photographed and exhibited by any user.
Many doubts and few certainties
The truth is that at this point there are many doubts about Intel graphics cards. So far we’ve only seen laptops with GPUs Intel Arc 3
That’s not the only shadow of the company’s new graphics solutions. A few weeks ago they should have released new drivers for their chips and at the moment they are not here and not expected. This in turn leads to delays in the adoption and deployment of Intel XeSS, which is a huge problem.
While the arrival of Intel’s gaming GPUs was interesting and exciting and would shake up the market, it ended in disaster. But be careful, remember that the first AMD Ryzen were a disaster, with very green motherboards and RAM compatibility issues. It is possible that these initial problems will end in a great anecdote.