Remember back in March this year, Intel began a scavenger hunt for its then Intel Xe HPG GPU? Well, some of you may be happy to know that the chipmaker is hosting a second scavenger hunt with the same name, the Xe HPG Scavenger hunt.
The announcement was made via Intel Graphics’ official Twitter account and even includes a link to the event’s microsite. One difference between the upcoming scavenger hunt and the previous one is simply the name: after Intel’s Architecture day, we now know that the Xe HPG goes by the name ARC, and that its first GPU of the brand will be dubbed Alchemist.
Moving on, the microsite already lays down some ground rules for participation, but we’ll list them here too. The event will begin on 27 October at 9AM PDT (that’s 28 October 12AM our time). When it begins, participants will then have to answer a series of questions, with each correct answer earning them points. Simply put, the more points you accumulated, the higher your chances of emerging victorious. As for what exactly you’ll be winning, Intel makes it very clear that up to 300 winners could stand a chance to gain access to a covetous Arc graphics card, well ahead of its still unconfirmed launch date.
Unfortunately, like most things in life, there is a catch. Reading through the event’s terms and conditions, the contest is only open to a select number of countries, and it looks like countries within the Southeast Asian region aren’t allowed to participate. Yes, that includes Malaysia too.
Intel’s ARC branding was officially announced during its Architecture Day in August. The branding services as the all-enveloping brand for Intel’s graphics roadmap, with the first GPU being the upcoming Alchemist. Specs-wise, Alchemist will be based on the Xe-Core, which will consist of 16 Vector Engines running at 256-bit per engine, along with 16 Matrix Engines running at 1024-bit per engine.