Arc graphics cards: Intel promises A750 and A770 again for later in the year

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The global market launch of Intel Arc, which in Europe will be the Arc A770 and A750 with ACM-G10 GPU in particular, is still pending. In a new blog post, Intel reiterates its goal of bringing these models to market in 2022, but otherwise remains vague. There is no new tangible information.

Arc A770 and A750 are still a long time coming

The two largest of the five Arc models, which offer 32 or 24 Xe cores and 4,096 or 3,072 shader units based on the Intel ACM-G10, have been preparing for the global launch for a while, but so far all the solutions have been found Based on Xe HPG (“Alchemist”) intended for the Chinese market.

The only exception is the Acer Nitro N50-640, a gaming PC with the Arc A380 (test), which is less recommended overall, and a few mobile solutions in the form of notebooks with an Arc A370M.

According to Intel's head of GPU marketing, Ryan Shrout, gamers should expect Arc GPUs later this year, which will be available worldwide through OEM partners, computer manufacturers and retailers. Intel will also sell the Arc graphics cards through its own store, as AMD and Nvidia also do with their reference designs.

According to Shrout, the currently rightly criticized driver should have more optimizations for current games, but also for older titles without modern APIs such as DirectX 12 and Vulkan.

Intel Arc GPUs are scheduled for release later this year, with lots of Game On driver updates, with launch-day support for the biggest titles, and ongoing improvements for older games, too.

Ryan Shrout, Intel GPU Marketing Director

Theme change to RGB and backplate

In the story published by the manufacturer on Intel Gaming Access ” Intel Arc GPU”, the head of GPU marketing does not go into detail about the global start of sales and changes the subject to the external appearance of the two top models.

Intel emphasizes the “cosmetic” backplate and details such as the matte black I/O panels as well as the subtle and “high quality” ARGB lighting.

These cards are a svelte matte black with a full-length cosmetic backplate, and even minor details like the I/O bracket are matte black for a cohesive look. The higher performance A770 has chrome accents running around the outside and top for some extra flash. When the cards are powered on, the edge and the fan ducts diffuse addressable RGB LEDs for a smooth, high-quality light effect.

Ryan Shrout, Intel GPU Marketing Director

When exactly the Arc A770 and the Arc A750, which according to the first hand-picked manufacturer benchmarks should beat a GeForce RTX 3060, will appear globally and thus also in Germany, remains unclear. Intel still doesn't name the price either and sticks to the relative statement: In terms of performance per cost, the models should be absolutely competitive (in games that run very well on Arc).

Intel Arc A Series Model Overview A310 A380 A580 A750 A770 Architecture Intel Xe HPG (“Alchemist”) GPU ACM-G11 ACM-G10 Process TSMC 6N Xe Cores 4 8 16 24 32 FP32 ALUs 512 1024 2048 3072 4096 Memory 4GB< br>64-bit 6 GB
96-bit 8 GB
128-bit 8 GB
256-bit 16 GB
256-bit TDP/TGP 75 watts 175 watts 225 watts *) not official approved!

Intel recently made headlines with appearances in the US media, in which the manufacturer also published the Arc-A380 -Tests commented. The manufacturer had given the impression that the results were so bad because there was no contact between Intel and the editors – and therefore the rBAR, which is essential for Arc, was not used. But that was demonstrably not the case.