Thursday, December 16th 2021

Leaked Intel Graphics Drivers Uncover Arc Alchemist A380 and A350 GPU Naming

Intel's drivers for 11th generation NUC devices, labeled driver version 30.0.101.9999, have been leaked on the company website. They reveal quite a bit of information about the upcoming names of Intel's discrete graphics card efforts. As we know, the upcoming lineup of discrete GPUs from Intel is called Arc Alchemist designs, whose naming convention was unknown before this leak. Today, we know that the two low-mid range models will be Arc A3XX. According to the driver code we know that there are four GPUs present, codenamed Arc 380, Arc 350, Arc A370M and, Arc A350M.

Presumably, the "M" label designates the mobile variants for the laptop/notebook sector, while the rest will fit in the regular PCIe slot. According to some speculation, the Arc A380 model will be at NVIDIA GeForce GTS 1650 SUPER level, while the weaker Arc A350 will be around RTX 3050 or AMD Radeon RX 6400 level of performance. The Arc A350 will have 128 EUs enabled out of the whole 512 in the DG2 package. The complete DG2 chip with 512 EUs should be launched alongside these Arc models and will also carry an Arc AXXX naming convention.
Sources: Intel (drivers), via VideoCardz
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19 Comments on Leaked Intel Graphics Drivers Uncover Arc Alchemist A380 and A350 GPU Naming

#1
DeathtoGnomes
Let me get my bucket....

although the naming seems reasonable, I wonder how many will be confused by it initially.
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#3
ShurikN
So the higher numbered one is slower. Or am I missing something. Cause I doubt RTX 3050 is gonna be slower than 1650 super.
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#4
usiname
The naming is fine, until they add 530, 550, 580, 730, 750 and 780, because 330-380 cover only their low tier
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#5
lynx29
DeathtoGnomesLet me get my bucket....

although the naming seems reasonable, I wonder how many will be confused by it initially.
i like the alchemy name as well
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#6
Steevo
So..... at the bottom of the barrel for current gen competition cards. Maybe they will mine like crazy and we can finally get graphics cards for graphics, in which case salutations to Intel, but I doubt it.
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#7
noel_fs
jesus 1650 S and they are probably gonna be priced like a 2070
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#8
Lionheart
I figured they would of went with their i3/i5/i7/i9 naming scheme but more like g3/g5/g7/g9
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#9
TheinsanegamerN
Naming scheme is off to a GREAT start. A380 is their 1650 super part? A350 is right behind it? What will the bigger GPUs be names? 500? 600 series?
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#10
Punkenjoy
TheLostSwedeAre we to expect a lawsuit from Airbus?
You can't protect a series of number, including numbers and letters. You can protect a trademark like Intel, Arc, Radeon, but you couldn't protect 6800XT by example

If Nvidia want to release a RTX 6800XT they can and AMD can't do much about it.

They generally try to avoid that, but there was a Nvidia 6800 and now there is an AMD one.
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#11
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
PunkenjoyYou can't protect a series of number, including numbers and letters. You can protect a trademark like Intel, Arc, Radeon, but you couldn't protect 6800XT by example

If Nvidia want to release a RTX 6800XT they can and AMD can't do much about it.

They generally try to avoid that, but there was a Nvidia 6800 and now there is an AMD one.
I mean, Nvidia literally did have a 6800 series GPU long before AMD...



Alchemist, you say... (If you know, you know. Only thing worse was Jurassic Bark.)
(If y
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#12
Flanker
TheLostSwedeAre we to expect a lawsuit from Airbus?
I still haven't got a chance to experience what flying on a A380 double decker feels like
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
TheLostSwedeAre we to expect a lawsuit from Airbus?
They ripped off 3/5/7 from BMW, and now A350/380 from Airbus.

That said, AMD A320. :laugh:
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#14
Fouquin
TheLostSwedeAre we to expect a lawsuit from Airbus?
Or Leadtek. (Though likely no grounds to sue due to age, but still an infinite set of numbers and we keep reusing the same ones.)
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#15
TheLostSwede
PunkenjoyYou can't protect a series of number, including numbers and letters. You can protect a trademark like Intel, Arc, Radeon, but you couldn't protect 6800XT by example

If Nvidia want to release a RTX 6800XT they can and AMD can't do much about it.

They generally try to avoid that, but there was a Nvidia 6800 and now there is an AMD one.
Sorry, it was a joke...
FlankerI still haven't got a chance to experience what flying on a A380 double decker feels like
They're pretty quiet, very roomy, but due to their size, take forever to board.
The A350 is quieter though and overall a better plane imho.
Loathe the 787, especially in economy as it has extra narrow seats.
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#16
LemmingOverlord
Sorry to sound pedantic, but if something is POSTED on the company website, then it's not leaked. Clickbait ftw.
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#17
W1zzard
LemmingOverlordSorry to sound pedantic, but if something is POSTED on the company website, then it's not leaked. Clickbait ftw.
The driver files are signed with Intel's digital signature, this is better than the website
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#18
LemmingOverlord
Hey W1zzard. Not questioning if they are legit. I'm just saying that the wording in the article does not translate to a leak. If the drivers were published on Intel's site... you know what I'm saying?
Intel's drivers for 11th generation NUC devices, labeled driver version 30.0.101.9999, have been leaked on the company website
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#19
loracle706
Poor cards, definitely not interesting, pass your way.
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