Intel’s Arc 7 series graphics cards These include the Arc A770 and Arc A750 GPUs, which are about to be released and are aimed at the gaming sweet spot.
Intel promises that the Arc 7 series will be launched very soon and will feature Arc A770 16GB, Arc A770 8GB, and Arc A750 8GB GPUs
New interviews with Digital Foundry and PCGamesHardware have disclosed information that was previously unknown or only known through leaks. Once again, Intel’s graphics market team, including Tom Peterson and Ryan Shrout, pointed out several details such as the Arc 7 launch, the SKUs, and the performance/price segment to name a few.
Intel Arc A770 will get two SKUs, a 16GB and an 8GB variant
Starting with the details, Intel primarily confirmed that the Arc A770 will be launched in both 16GB and 8GB storage variants. The Arc A770 is the flagship offering and has been revealed to be getting two storage variants while it’s back in leaks. This can now be confirmed and we can expect slightly different prices between the two models. The Limited Edition model will only be available in 16GB GPU variants, while AIBs have the choice of offering either 16GB or 8GB models. Intel’s Arc A750 will only be available in 8GB variants in both the Limited Edition and AIC variants.
Blue Team targets NVIDIA 3060 and AMD 6600 series with Arc 7 GPUs
In terms of performance and price positioning, Intel clarified that the Arc A770, their high-end graphics card, will be placed between the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. This also compares to AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 series cards, so it seems we’re mostly looking at the $300-$400 US price segment for the fastest Alchemist graphics card. Intel also states that they cannot control the cost at which these GPUs are manufactured, but they can control the prices at which these GPUs are offered to end users.
Pricing can be adjusted, the Arc Feature Suite is very compelling
It’s going to be a tough market for Intel to compete in right now, considering the cost of NVIDIA and AMD GPUs is dropping every day now, giving consumers more incentive to get a green or red team graphics card at lower prices to buy instead of waiting for something Intel offers, but Intel doesn’t stop there, they also state that they have a good suite of features on hand, like XeSS, AV1, better ray tracing capabilities, the compete with NVIDIA’s RTX.
ReBar required, limited launch and software optimizations
However, Intel again seems to indicate that the quantity of Intel Arc 7 GPUs will be limited, and Germany is said to be one of the key countries where the products will be available at launch. The cards will have both custom and reference (limited edition) designs available to the public at launch, but there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to meet demand. Intel also talks about how their GPUs are very dependent on Resizable-Bar and that disabling it means you’ll lose about 40% of overall performance. That means you need to make sure your PC supports Re-BAR before investing in a new Arc graphics card.
Regarding the overall driver situation, Intel says that while they work closely with developers and engineers to optimize their drivers and performance across various games, APIs, and apps, the overall performance you get at launch is close to the final performance and that later visible elevations are hardly perceptible. They will be there, but not as prominently as you hoped.
Intel Arc 7 “high performance” gaming graphics card lineup
The Arc Alchemist lineup includes the Flagship Arc A770 which will feature the full Arc ACM-G10 GPU with 32 Xe cores and a 256-bit bus interface. The Intel Arc A770 will offer both 16GB and 8GB variants over a 256-bit bus interface and a TDP of 225W. It is expected to be positioned in the same performance category as the RTX 3060 Ti, but will offer slightly better performance and even compete with the RTX 3070 in certain titles. The graphics card should cost between 349 and 399 US dollars.
The second part is the Intel Arc A750 which will also feature an ACM G10 GPU, but 24 Xe cores (3072 ALUs), 24 ray tracing units, 8GB of GDDR6 memory running over a 256-bit bus interface, and a TDP target of Houses 225W, just like the Arc A770. This GPU will target the mobility options of the GeForce RTX 3060 series. While Intel has yet to show the official performance of the flagship part, they have shown that the Arc A750 graphics card is up to 17% faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 in modern titles, and it does so in the $279-$329 range becomes .
Both the Intel Arc A770 and Arc A750 graphics cards will be available in limited edition variants and also in custom themes that will be available worldwide. The Arc A770 will be as tall as the Alchemist line, and if you’re looking for more enthusiast variants, you’ll have to wait for those Next-gen ‘Battlemage’ lineup.
Intel Arc A-Series Desktop Graphics Lineup ‘Rumoured’:
|graphics card variant||GPU variant||GPU die||execution units||Shading Units (Cores)||storage capacity||memory speed||memory bus||TGP||stories||status|
|Arch A770||Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||512 EUs (TBD)||4096 (pending)||16GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256-bit||225W||$349-$399US||Officially announced|
|Arch A770||Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||512 EUs (TBD)||4096 (pending)||8GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256-bit||225W||$349-$399US||Confirmed by leak|
|Arch A750||Xe-HP3G 448EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||448 EUs (TBD)||3584 (tbc)||8GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256-bit||225W||$299-$349US||Officially announced|
|Arch A580||Xe-HPG 256EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||256 EUs (TBD)||2048 (tbc)||8GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||128-bit||175W||$200-$299US||Confirmed by leak|
|Arch A380||Xe-HPG 128EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G11||128 EUs||1024||6GB GDDR6||15.5 Gbps||96-bit||75W||$129-139||Officially started|
|Arch A310||Xe-HPG 64 (TBD)||Arc ACM-G11||64 EUs (TBD)||512 (tbc)||4GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||64-bit||75W||$59-$99US||Confirmed by leak|
Intel plans to launch its Arc 7 series GPUs, including the Arc A770 and Arc A750, later this month, so stay tuned for more information.
News source: graphics cardz
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