Intel has added new Alchemist Arc GPU PCI IDs inside its current Linux driver which could trace in the direction of a possible refresh coming quickly.
Intel Arc Alchemist Refresh GPUs May Be On The Means As Linux Driver Lists New PCI IDs
Intel lately launched the Arc A580 graphics card which was the final remaining desktop graphics card from the unique lineup launched a yr in the past. The lineup presently contains 5 merchandise, the Arc A770, Arc A750, Arc A580, Arc A380, & the Arc A310. All of those GPUs make the most of the Alchemist GPU structure (ACM-G10 / ACM-G11 SKUs). However Intel has additionally secretly added a number of extra GPU PCI IDs inside its Linux driver.
As found by Phoronix, Intel added a number of extra GPU PCI IDs to its Linux open-source i915 Direct Rendering Supervisor driver. These embrace:
- 0x56B0 – TBD
- 0x56BA – TBD
- 0x56BB – TBD
- 0x56BC – TBD
- 0x56BD – TBD
- 0x56A0 – Arc A770
- 0x56A1 – Arc A750
- 5x56A2 – Arc A580
- 0x56A5 – Arc A380
- 0x56A6- Arc A310
- 0x56B3 – Arc Professional A60
- 0x56B1- Arc Professional A50
- 0x56B1 – Arc Professional A40
- 0x5690 – Arc A770M
- 0x5691 – Arc A730M
- 0x5692 – Arc A550M
- 0x5696 – Arc A570M
- 0x5697 – Arc A530M
- 0x5693 – Arc A370M
- 0x5694 – Arc A350M
As you’ll be able to inform, there are at the least 5 new Intel Alchemist GPU PCI IDs added to the Linux driver, & it’d trace at upcoming merchandise which might be but to be introduced. Rumors for an Alchemist Refresh household which was initially anticipated to launch throughout the second half of 2023 although Intel hasn’t made any such bulletins and Innovation 2023 was very dry on the GPU aspect of issues. Intel’s graphics division nevertheless performs issues their very own means and may do a secret occasion or simply maintain it off till CES 2024.
Intel’s next-gen Battlemage GPUs are focusing on a 2H 2024 launch window so a slight refresh within the first half of 2024 on the present Alchemist household may make sense. The Alchemist lineup has been fine-tuned and receives ongoing optimizations throughout varied titles. The lineup is in a a lot better state than it was at launch and presently provides some nice efficiency and worth within the sub $300 and sub-$200 US market.
Talking of optimizations, Phoronix additionally stories that Intel has enabled FCV optimizations for Gen 12.5+ graphics on Linux, providing boosted efficiency of as much as +45% in titles similar to F1 2022. The optimizations will likely be added to Alchemist & Meteor Lake CPUs which share the DG2 Gen 12.5+ GPU structure.
Intel ARC Gaming GPU Lineup
|GPU Household||Intel Xe-HPG||Intel Xe-HPG||Intel Xe2-HPG||Intel Xe3-HPG||Intel Xe Subsequent||Intel Xe Subsequent Subsequent|
|GPU Merchandise||ARC Alchemist GPUs||ARC Alchemist+ GPUs||ARC Battlemage GPUs||ARC Celestial GPUs||ARC Druid GPUs||ARC E*** GPUs|
|GPU Section||Mainstream Gaming (Discrete)||Mainstream Gaming (Discrete)||Mainstream / Excessive-Finish Gaming (Discrete)||Mainstream / Excessive-Finish Gaming (Discrete)||Mainstream / Excessive-Finish Gaming (Discrete)||Mainstream / Excessive-Finish Gaming (Discrete)|
|GPU Gen||Gen 12||Gen 12||Gen 13?||Gen 14?||Gen 15?||Gen 16?|
|Course of Node||TSMC 6nm||TSMC 6nm||TSMC 4nm?||TSMC 3nm?||TBA||TBA|
|Specs / Design||512 EUs / 1 Tile / 1 GPU||512 EUs / 1 Tile / 1 GPU||1024 EUs / 1 Tile / 1 GPU||TBA||TBA||TBA|