Intel Arc Alchemist pricing: 'premium' GPU could cost $800 or so

Intel Xe-HPG Scavenger Hunt teases that the 'Premium' Intel Arc Alchemist GPU should cost around $800, against AMD and NVIDIA.

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Published Sun, Oct 24 2021 8:51 PM CDT   |   Updated Fri, Nov 19 2021 12:30 PM CST

Intel is still at least 6 months away from releasing its Xe-based Arc Alchemist graphics card, but with no idea on pricing, we have to go by their competitors' hyper-inflated alternate-reality GPU pricing that we are having to, unfortunately, get used to.

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Anyway, Intel's new Arc Alchemist GPU pricing was teased during the Xe-HPG Scavenger Hunt, where prizes in the scavenger hunt include 2 x graphics cards based on the "Premium" and "Performance" tiers of Intel's new Arc graphics cards. These cards are priced with an estimated value of $800 and $600, which gives us an idea of MSRP pricing for at least 2 of Intel's upcoming Arc GPUs.

Intel's new flagship Arc Alchemist GPU is expected to pack 512 Execution Units and 4096 Shading Units, joined by 16GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus and GPU clocks of around 2.2GHz to 2.5GHz and a 225-250W TDP. We should see the premium Intel GPU it's eluding to here in the Xe-HPG Scavenger Hunt to be the Intel Arc a170, while the Performance tier GPU would be the Arc a150.

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The Intel Xe-HPG Scavenger Hunt will have 100 x "Premium Intel Arc graphics card", with an Intel Arc branded merchandise, and 6 months of Xbox Game Pass for the PC. If we put a price tag of $100 or so on the merch and Xbox Game Pass for the PC, then the "Premium" Intel Arc GPU should cost around $800 ($900 for these 100 x packages) and around $600 for the "Performance" Intel Arc GPU since the giveaway package is worth $700.

The prize pool sees:

  • 100 x Premium Intel Arc GPUs
  • 200 x Performance Intel Arc GPUs
  • 1000 x $100 discount off Intel Arc GPU
  • 2000 x $50 discount off Intel Arc GPU
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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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