Intel Arc A380 and Arc A350 would be the trade names of the “Alchemist” graphics processors

Twitter user @TUM_APISAK has revealed the parameters of an Intel entry-level discrete graphics card ARC A380: 128EU, 1024 stream processors, 6GB GDDR6 memory, up to 2.45GHz, 96bit memory bit width, 192GB/S bandwidth, no independent power supply, TDP 75W, performance similar to GTX 1650 Super.

Arc A380 and Arc A350 could be the trade names for two of Intel’s desktop graphics cards. CES 2022 is just around the corner, Intel will not only bring the twelfth-generation Core processors during the show but also probably the first generation of Intel Arc high-performance discrete graphics cards.

Intel Arc A380 and Arc A350 would be the trade names for the “Alchemist” graphics processors

The brand names of several Intel graphics cards appear to have been leaked in recent Intel drivers. The names are said to be part of Intel’s gaming-oriented Arc ‘Alchemist’ series, which is scheduled to launch in 2022.

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The test drivers 30.0.101.9999, which Intel itself accidentally posted on its official website, contain more than just the unreleased hardware IDs.

The SYS files of the drivers contain the names of several Arc-series graphics cards, two of which are intended for the desktop market and the other three for the notebook market. The GPUs are as follows:

  • Intel(R) Arc(TM) A380 Graphics Family.
  • Intel (R) Arc (TM) A350 Graphics Family.
  • Intel (R) Arc (TM) A370M graphics family.
  • Intel (R) Arc (TM) A350M graphics family.
  • Intel (R) Iris (R) Xe A200M graphics family.
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This is probably the first time we know the actual names of the upcoming discrete graphics cards from the American brand that intends to make a strong entry into a market dominated by AMD and Nvidia. However, it is possible that this list contains only a part of the models and is not complete.

The Intel Arc 380 graphics card would have a similar performance to a GTX 1650 SUPER with a clock speed of 2.45 GHz. This model will be equipped with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. Its smaller brother, the A350, will compete with AMD’s RTX 3050 or RX 6400 in terms of performance. This model would only have 4 GB of GDDR6 memory.

Of course, the models revealed may not be all of Alchemist’s unique graphics products, and the entire family could include more high-performance cards. In addition, Alchemist cards will support ray tracing effects, super-resolution sampling technology, and many other cutting-edge technologies. Intel could officially unveil it at CES 2022.

Nvidia and AMD are also going to launch entry-level independent graphics cards, Nvidia will push desktop RTX 3050, using GA 106 cores, 3072 stream processors, 8GB GDDR6 memory. AMD convenience will launch RX 6400 and RX 6500XT cards, 4GB memory.