Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs Won’t Assistance Hardware Accelerated FP64 Compute

A moderator on the Intel boards confirmed that Intel’s buyer-focused Arc Alchemist GPUs will not feature hardware-accelerated FP64 cores, relegating the GPUs to native FP32 and FP16 support. The only exception to this is emulated FP64 assist on Arc Alchemist which will be supported for specialized niche circumstances. Even so, thanks to the mother nature of emulation, FP64 calculations on Arc will run a great deal slower than on GPUs with native hardware-accelerated FP64 cores.

Retain in intellect that this configuration only applies to Intel’s gaming-centric Arc Alchemist GPUs, not its upcoming Ponte Vecchio GPUs for the company room.