Intel’s Alder Lake CPU And Arc Alchemist GPU Bonanza
Intel has been making a lot of noise about its multi-segment Alder Lake CPU architecture and its first line of Arc gaming GPUs in the past several months, so there is little doubt that the company won’t release more details in both areas at its Jan. 4 CES press conference.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company marked the launch of its 12th-generation Core desktop CPUs in October as the first processors to use its Alder Lake hybrid CPU architecture. At the time, the company said it would follow the desktop variants of Alder Lake with 12th-generation CPUs for the mobile and “ultra mobile” segments, which makes January a great time for Intel to release details.
Intel is also likely to announce the launch of its first Arc discrete GPUs for gaming. The company has previously said it would launch the first generation of its Arc GPUs, code-named Alchemist, in the first quarter of 2022, targeting both desktop PCs and laptops.
The chipmaker is intent on challenging Nvidia and AMD in the graphics space, as evidenced by Intel’s plan to incorporate hardware-based ray tracing and AI-driven super sampling in its Alchemist GPUs, which are similar to features found in its rivals’ GPUs.