In the context: In January, the months-long and Intel Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt came to an exciting conclusion. Intel said the prizes would be the new Arc Alchemist GPUs, but since they haven’t been launched yet due to apparent delays, the winners had to wait.

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Intel sent out an email to the winners Hunting last week. Videocards was able to look at it and took a screenshot of the following passage.

It has been a long journey for all of you. While there have been delays with the final launch of Intel Arc Desktop Graphics, we want to be clear that this launch is getting closer.

Intel has begun preparations for a full desktop release, as you can see in a recent post on our new Intel Arc News site. tech press interviews with Ryan Creek and Tom Peterson, and the surprise announcement of the Intel Arc gaming truck.

We are all very excited to finally deliver Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt prizes this summer as the product begins to come together. Below are photos of the Intel Arc A750 graphics card delivered to Intel offices with packaging ready for final testing before sending samples to the press.

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Intel is setting a deadline for awarding the prizes and presumably launching the GPUs they contain: late summer. It looks like the company is trying to get GPUs on store shelves over the next few weeks and even earlier in the hands of reviewers, which is something to look forward to.

Intel continues to disclose GPUs won as prizes. The 100 highest scoring players received the A770 grand prize, while the next 200 players received the A750 first place prize. All winners will also receive merch.

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Surprisingly, the letter also contains a new tidbit about GPUs: the A770 has 16GB of memory, while the A750 has 8GB. You shouldn’t be surprised if you’ve been paying attention, but this is the first time Intel has shared these numbers.

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