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.

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.

Intel Arc Alchemist pricing: 'premium' GPU could cost 0 or so 05 |

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.

Intel Arc Alchemist pricing: 'premium' GPU could cost $800 or so 06 | TweakTown.comIntel Arc Alchemist pricing: 'premium' GPU could cost $800 or so 07 |

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
Buy at Amazon

Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor (Intel Core i9-11900K)

TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago
* Prices last scanned on 11/29/2021 at 2:21 pm CST - prices may not be accurate, click links above for the latest price. We may earn an affiliate commission.

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.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles