Intel shows it's serious about gaming graphics cards with latest roadmap

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(Pocket-lint) - Intel has already announced its plans to participate the gaming graphics paper abstraction starting successful 2022. Now it's hinted astatine the roadmap for the aboriginal arsenic well.

Intel Arc, arsenic it's known, is acceptable to vie with some Nvidia and AMD's offerings arsenic a viable alternate successful the market. Intel's Arc based GPUs are said to beryllium launching successful the archetypal 4th of 2022 but present the institution has made it wide that it's besides not a abbreviated word plan. 

The institution has tweeted an representation hinting astatine the codenames for the discrete gaming graphics cards it's moving on. The archetypal is Alchemist which volition beryllium arriving successful aboriginal 2022, past followed by Battlemage, Celestial and Druid. All incredibly geeky names that we afloat o.k. of. 

You’ve heard the codenames Alchemist, Battlemage, Celestial, and Druid, but what astir E? What bash YOU deliberation it could be? #IntelArc

— Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) October 19, 2021

Intel has past asked for ideas for the follow-up starting with "E". As you tin imagine, the replies were wide and varied with suggestions including everything from Eldritch to Evanescence, Enchantress, Elemental and more. 

The names aren't what's absorbing present though. What is absorbing is the evident connection that Intel means concern successful the graphics paper abstraction and aren't letting the dominance of Nvidia and AMD clasp the plans back. 

In fact, rather the other arsenic caller rumours suggest that Intel is readying connected releasing a instrumentality susceptible of competing with Nvidia's RTX 3070 GPU which is nary mean feat. 

Intel's cards volition besides beryllium coming with hardware-accelerated ray tracing and seemingly an intelligent strategy akin to DLSS known arsenic XeSS.

One happening is for sure, 2022 is going to beryllium an absorbing twelvemonth for PC gamers. 

Writing by Adrian Willings. Originally published connected 21 October 2021.

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