Winners of the Arc Scavenger Hunt will receive CPUs, not GPUs from Intel

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 15 Aug, 2022

After Intel's Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt launched early in 2021, we have no Arc graphics cards in the wild, so we cannot give away Arc graphics cards to Arc Scavenger Hunt winners.

There are no Intel Arc GPUs, so the company is offering an alternative prize, a Core i7-12700K or Core i5-12600K processor instead of an Intel Arc A7-series graphics card.

One of the winners of the Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt Top 300 prizes received an email from Intel explaining that they would be provided with an alternative hardware prize in addition to the standard merchandise and swag prizes.

There are only a few days left for the winners to decide whether they want to upgrade to an Intel 12th Gen Core 'Alder Lake' CPU.

Here is the clincher: if you opt to go back to the original GPU pricing, Intel warns you that it will be linked to the launch of Intel Arc A7-series GPUs. Neither we nor Intel knows when that will happen, so you may have to wait a while.

Even though Intel anticipates that hardware will reach you ahead of the Arc A7-series GPU launch, it 'cannot guarantee that will be the case, as Intel is very close to launching the Arc A7-series GPU'. 

 Apparently, Intel is 'very close to launching the Intel Arc A7-series GPUs' in that email. 

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