Third-party partners of Intel are having problems manufacturing Arc Alchemist card. One of their third-party partners is stopping card production because of quality issues. The prospects for the new video card family are not good, according to the source.
The problem is solved. There are many Nvidia or AMD video cards in stock. Second, Intel cards are currently only available in China, in a limited number of variants and only in low-end models. Third, Intel is now focusing more on OEM sales than on retail sales.
Igor Vallosek, from igor’sLAB, said that he spoke with several European dealers and potential distributors about Intel Arc cards. None of them expressed an interest in finding new solutions. This was even before the first test results of the most powerful accelerators were available. Dealers and suppliers seem skeptical about this.
The specialist claims that Intel was unable to find suitable partners for launching cards in Germany. However, ASRock had already released the A380 model. He is not giving up on the idea of powerful Alchemist cards hitting the market this year between August 5th and September 29th.
It was reported earlier that Intel wanted to stop issuing cards completely.