Well, here we are once again… and we have leaker Moore’s Law is Dead reporting (once again, but this time with more meat, or should I say salt for the rumor mill) that Intel’s desktop Arc GPU is so bad that, that Intel has canceled discrete Arc GPUs internally. MLID says it’s not because Intel doesn’t have the balls to hit the GPU market and compete against AMD and NVIDIA… but rather from a financial perspective (and I’m sure a lot more behind the scenes) they just can’t do it.
It’s not good news, because the world seems to think Intel is invincible and that they can’t take the hit. I’ve been what some would call “negative” on Intel Arc, but I’m just reporting the news. It’s been a s***show from the outside so far, and it does NOT look like it’s getting better, period.
MLID has talked to multiple sources over the weekend, which told him:
“Arc is finished” – executive level of Intel
“the decision has been made” – Intel source
“Intel is ending Arc discrete” – Intel source
Tom added: “once Alchemist is out, you should be surprised if they do anything besides… maybe… some limited re-productions of low volume early next year, and then that’s basically it. There are high-level discussions going on regarding the cancellation of dedicated desktop Arc cards, datacenter stays for now, but the dedicated gaming cad line may be canceled before Celestial even gets a chance”.