For the longest time, the two pillars of graphics cards have been NVIDIA and AMD. However, there’s about to be a third pillar supporting the GPU space, as Intel has officially announced its own Arc GPU brand with devices targeted at gamers seeking the best performance from their hardware.
Intel’s GPU devices were initially called “DG2,” but they’ve received the official Arc branding from Intel. The first GPUs in the Arc line have a brand new code name now, as Intel refers to them as “Alchemist.”
The company says it plans to ship its first batch of Alchemist products by the end of March 2022, so we’ll be waiting for some time before we can get our hands on these chips to see how they compare to NVIDIA and AMD’s offerings.