As tensions are bubbling beneath the surface of the tech industry with two, soon to be three, graphics card companies poised to bring forth a range of products, let’s face it, a very uncertain market. Nvidia unveils its entry-level RTX 3050 and while AMD is also getting ready to release its budget GPU, it appears to have been abandoned Intel To bring a new face to the arena, which he will do with his upcoming Ark “Alchemist” graphics card. Unfortunately, there is a chance that there may be some delay.
According to an eagle-eyed report from Videocardz, a very clever change has been made to the Intel website that hints that the company may not be able to make the deadline for its upcoming GPUs as originally set. A side-by-side comparison of some of the details reveals that “Q1” has been dropped, with the graphics card now simply called “Coming 2022”. Obviously, many will be taken aback by this and come to the conclusion that “Team Blue” won’t be able to get The Alchemist out in time for the first quarter of this year.
It’s a subtle change, of course, but it seems to speak volumes. There’s no official word from the company on whether this means a delay, but given how excited Intel is about its upcoming Arch product, and what’s believed to be a “new era” that is about to begin. It is going to be delayed, it will be disappointing. While it is possible that the change may have been accidental, the report states that Q1 was also removed in other parts of the page, suggesting it was intentional.
The latest development before that was that Intel was heading for a March 2022 release of Arch Alchemist, which would put it at the end of Q1 and right where it was supposed to be. What is meant by changes to the website is open to interpretation. If GPUs are delayed, it will certainly be in the company’s best interest to get its first products out the door at least as early as Q2. But what is happening in Team Blue at the moment is difficult to say.
With Intel Saying itself that the ongoing chip shortage could last until 2023, many may be wondering what things will look like when all three tech giants start tossing products around from factories. There’s going to be a lot of competition over the next twelve months, and there’s going to be a lot more choices for consumers, but if there’s going to be delays and short supply, ultimately it’s the users who are going to disappear in the long run.
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