Intel has unveiled the specifications of the Arc desktop video cards: all the details
Intel has finally unveiled all Technical specifications of the schede video desktop Arc based on the project Alchemist. The GPU”A league“, similar to what happens with the Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, they fall into three segments called Arc A3, A5 e A7.
The Arc A380the low-end video card that Intel first brought to market from China, comes with a GPU equipped with 8 Xe-core, 8 unit ray tracing e 128 XMX Engine (NVIDIA’s Tensor cores in Intel sauce). The graphics chip operates at one average clock frequency of 2 GHzand assisted by 6 GB of GDDR6 memory at 15.5 Gbps on a 96-bit bus for a bandwidth of 186 GB / s.
Going up one step, that is to the Arc A580the specs take a big step forward because the GPU delivers 24 Xe-core, 24 unit RT and 384 XMX Engine. The average clock rate in this case drops to 1700 MHz according to Intel. On board the board we find 8 GB of memory at 16 Gbps on a 256-bit bus for a bandwidth of 512 GB / s.
The two “top of the range”, Arc A750 e Arc A770solutions respectively equipped with 28 and 32 Xe-core. The number of active RT units varies accordingly, while the XMX Engines are 448 and 512 depending on the model. Compared to the A580, the GPU clock remains above 2 GHz, arriving in the case of the A770 at 2.1 GHz on medium.
The A750 model equipped with up to 8GB of memory at 16 Gbps on a 256-bit bus for a bandwidth of 512 GB / s, while Arc A770 can go up to 16GB. This model features GDDR6 at 17.5 Gbps, for a bandwidth of up to 560 GB / s. “When our add-in card (AIC) partners create their own versions of the Arc A770, most will ship with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. The Intel-branded card (IBC), our A770 Limited Edition, offers the double, “said the Santa Clara house.
Regarding the TDP of the cards, the A7 models touch a value of 225W, while A380 stops at 75W. The data relating to the Arc A580 is missing. It should also be noted that A380 based on an ACM-G11 GPU, while the other three SKUs on an ACM-G10 graphics chip.
All Arc “A” models support a full feature setor there are no different: hardware encoding for AV1 and other popular codecs, HDR and variable refresh rate, upscaling via XeSS technology, overclocking and much more are the features that a buyer of any “Alchemist” Arc GPU has access to. .
Unfortunately the information stops there, there are no details on the availability or prices of Arc video cards. We know from a recent interview that the Arc A750 and Arc A770 are in the pipeline and will also arrive in some European countries, including Germany, while everything is silent on the debut of the A580.
As for the performancethe very clear question as we have seen in recent weeks: limiting itself to tests with titles based on modern APIs such as DX12 and Vulkan, the first generation of Arc GPUs capable of offer slightly higher performance than the GeForce RTX 3060 by NVIDIA. This means that NVIDIA and AMD can sleep soundly at the high end, even more so within weeks of the arrival of the new GeForce RTX 4000 and Radeon RX 7000 GPUs.
intel point to cover a higher performance segment with the second generation of GPU, Battlemagewaiting for 2023: if so much gives us so much, on that occasion the range will expand by welcoming a fourth segment, B9, in a similar way to what Intel has done in recent years with the Core i9 CPUs.