Intel flagship Arc Alchemist GPU has lackluster first showing in leaked benchmarks

Theinsanegamer

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If it can hit 1080ti performance for $500 it'll sell like hotcakes. If they can manage availability as well, they'll have a home run. Driver issues will get sorted quickly, intel's driver updates can come out at lightspeed compared to AMD.

It's disappointing that they are using TSMC instead of their own fabs though. That wont help with wafers. I was kinda hoping this'd be on 10nm superfin, or at least 14nm, where sub 3 GHz clock speeds are extremely efficient.
 

Theinsanegamer

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Whilst top end GPUs would be nice, it wouldn’t be smart. AMD recently dabbled in selling expensive high performance GPUs and they haven’t had much luck, their market share has actually gone down and there is clearly an oversupply of 6900XTs in some areas. And the reason for this is because consumers spending big money expect more features like RT, DLSS, CUDA etc. Whilst I’m sure Intel are readying features for their cards, it will take a while for these features to mature and be adopted. How many games uses XeSS for example?

The smarter decision is go after the market that AMD previously dominated but has since abandoned - the midrange value area. If this GPU has similar performance to a 6600XT but it costs $300 then it’s a massive win for Intel and consumers. And Intel can get a foothold in the market.
Well you can find 3090s more easily then 3080s too. It more comes down to the halo market being very small compared to the high end and midrange markets. The 6800/xt market is a LOT bigger, just as the 3080 market is a lot bigger then the 3090 market.

I agree they should be going after midrange first. That's the meat and potatoes market, and is more forgiving to new tech then the high end that has absurd expectations.