Intel's latest GPU driver reveals their entire ARC desktop lineup
Intel's entire ARC GPU lineup has leaked
Published: 16th May 2022 | Source: @momomo_us - Twitter |
Intel's latest ARC GPU Beta driver spills the beans on their entire ARC desktop GPU lineup
Despite the fact that the driver only officially supports their ARC A350M and A370M mobile GPUs, Intel's Beta 188.8.131.522 ARC Graphics driver for Windows already contains references to the company's planned desktop series GPU models. These models include the ARC A770, A750, A580, A380, and A310. Oddly, no ARC A780 or A550 models are mentioned.
Additionally, ARC Pro A40/A50 series graphics cards have also been listed as well as an ARC A30M mobile GPU, suggesting that Intel has pro-oriented GPU models in the works.
Like their Core series processors, Intel's ARC series GPUs are split into ARC 3, ARC 5, and ARC 7 series GPU models. With future release, Intel is likely to launch newer ARC 9 series GPU models into the high-end GPU market, competing with higher-end models from AMD and Nvidia.
Last week, Intel confirmed that their desktop ARC series GPU models would be launching in China first, initially with OEMs and then to consumers. To make a long story short, PC builders should not expect to see ARC A-series desktop GPUs at US, UK, or European retailers anytime soon.
It is possible that Intel's ARC series products will launch in the West shortly before the release of next-generation products from AMD and Nvidia. This will undermine Intel's ARC series launch in Western markets, minimising its impact on the GPU market.
Question #2: When are the desktop cards with Intel Arc graphics coming?
Unlike notebook designs, desktop systems have a vast set of combinations, including memory, motherboards, and CPUs. To initially limit some of this variation, we will launch working with system builders and OEMs with specific configurations.
We will release our entry-level Intel Arc A-series products for desktops (A3) first in China through system builders and OEMs in Q2. Etail and retail component sales will follow shortly in China as well. Proximity to board components and strong demand for entry-level discrete products makes this a natural place to start. Our next step will be to scale these products globally.
Roll-out of Intel Arc A5 and A7 desktop cards will start worldwide with OEMs and system integrators later this summer, followed by component sales in worldwide channels.
This staggered approach gives us confidence at each step that we can effectively serve our customer base