As part of a competition, the “Xth HPG Treasure Hunt Intel promised the winners the two top models Arch A770 and A750 based on the ACM-G10 GPU, but the 300 winners are still waiting in vain for their prize and can now choose an alternative CPU.
Intel may be Arc A770 and A750 do not deliver
The inglorious story of the first generation Intel Xe HPG (“Alchemist”), which would have celebrated its premiere in Germany long ago as the Arc A770, A750 and A580 based on the ACM G10 GPU and the A380 and A310 based on the ACM G11 graphics processor and since then largely “hidden” in the Chinese market, is a chapter richer. Arc A770 or A750 winners are encouraged to consider the Core-i-12000 (test) series processors as an alternative.
i7-12700K and i5-12600K as a consolation prize
The website VideoCardz has since received a corresponding letter from Intel to the 300 winners, in which the manufacturer presents the following “offer” to the winners: Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt – Contests
- Alternative price for the Arc A770: Intel Core i7-12700K
- Alternative price for the Arc A750: Intel Core i5-12600K
- Waiver of won arc graphics card
The sweepstakes were originally scheduled to run from October 27, 2021, through January 31, 2022, but to date, none of the winners have received their prize. Most recently, Intel has again announced the release of the Arc A770 and A750 for “later this year”. The hybrid desktop processors on offer now are no more than a consolation prize, because the winners will probably have to wait a little longer for their Arc A770 and A750.
Intel offers the winners an i7-12700K or i5-12600K as a consolation prize (Photo: VideoCardz) In the letter that Intel sent to the 300 winners of the competition, the manufacturer promised again that the upcoming release of the two A7XX graphics cards “very close”. Some winners will no longer believe in it after more than six months of waiting.
Arc A770 and A750 are a long time coming
The two largest of the five Arc models, offering 32 or 24 Xe cores and 4,096 or 3,072 ALUs, have been in preparation for global launch for some time, but so far all models are intended for Chinese partners. The only exception is the Acer Nitro N50-640, a gaming PC with the Arc A380 (test), which is generally less recommended, and a few mobile solutions in the form of notebooks with an Arc A370M.
According to Intel’s GPU Marketing Director Ryan Schrout, Gamers should be able to expect Alchemist GPUs to be available later this year through OEM partners, computer manufacturers, and retailers worldwide. Intel will also sell the Arc graphics cards through its own store, as AMD and Nvidia do with their reference designs. According to Shrout, the currently rightly criticized driver should have more optimizations for current games, as well as older titles without modern APIs such as DirectX 12 and Vulkan.
Intel Arc GPUs are slated for release later this year, with many Game On driver updates, with launch day support for the biggest titles, and ongoing improvements for older games. Ryan Shrout, Intel GPU Marketing Director
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