Intel Arc 7 . series graphics card which includes the Arc A770 & Arc A750 GPUs are nearing their launch & will be hitting the gaming sweet spot.
Intel Promises Arc 7 Series to Launch Soon, Will Include 16GB Arc A770, 8GB Arc A770 & 8GB Arc A750 GPU
New interview with Digital Casting and PCGamesHardware has disclosed information previously unknown or only known through leaks. Again, the Intel Graphics market team including Tom Peterson and Ryan Shrout, pointed out some details like the Arc 7 launch, SKUs, and performance/price segments, just to name a few.
Intel Arc A770 Gets Two SKUs, 16GB Variant & 8GB A
Starting with the details, Intel first and foremost confirmed that the Arc A770 will launch in 16GB and 8GB memory variants. The Arc A770 is the flagship offering & was revealed to get two flavors of memory a while back in a leak. This can now be confirmed and we can expect slightly different prices between the two models. The Limited Edition model will only come in a 16GB GPU flavor while AIB will have the option open of offering a 16GB or 8GB model. Intel’s Arc A750 will only be available in the 8 GB variant in the Limited Edition and the AIC variant.
Blue Team Targets NVIDIA 3060 & AMD 6600 Series With Arc 7 GPU
For performance and pricing, Intel clarified that the Arc A770, their high-end graphics card, will be placed between the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. It’s also comparable to AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 series cards so it looks like we’re mostly looking at the $300-$400 US price segment for the fastest Alchemist graphics cards. Intel also states that they cannot control the cost of manufacturing these GPUs but they can control the prices at which these GPUs will be offered to end consumers.
Price Can Be Adjusted, Arc Feature Suite Very Attractive
It’s going to be a tough market for Intel to compete in right now given the cost of NVIDIA & AMD GPUs dropping every day now, giving consumers more incentive to buy a green or red team graphics card at a lower price than waiting for something Intel has to offer but Intel isn’t stopping. here, they also state that they have a good set of features like XeSS, AV1, better ray tracing capabilities that rival NVIDIA’s RTX.
ReBar, Limited Launch & Software Optimization Required
However, again, Intel seems to be hinting that the number of Intel Arc 7 GPUs will be limited, and Germany is considered one of the main countries where the product will be available at launch. The card will have a custom design and reference (Limited Edition) available to the public at launch, but there is no guarantee that the card will be able to meet demand. Intel also talks about how their GPU relies heavily on the Resizable-Bar and disabling it means you’ll lose around 40% of the total performance. That means you should make sure that your PC supports Re-BAR before investing in a new Arc graphics card.
Regarding the overall driver situation, Intel said that while they are working closely with developers and engineers to fine-tune the drivers and their performance across various games, APIs, and applications, the overall performance you will get at launch will be close to final performance. and that any improvements you see later will be barely noticeable. They will be there but not as important as you might expect.
Intel Arc 7 ‘High Performance’ Gaming Graphics Card Lineup
The Arc Alchemist lineup will include flagship Arc A770 which will feature an Arc ACM-G10 GPU complete with 32 Xe-Cores and a 256-bit bus interface. The Intel Arc A770 will feature 16 GB and 8 GB flavors in a 256-bit bus interface and a 225W TDP. 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. This graphics card is estimated to cost between $349 to $399 US.
The second part is Intel Arc A750 which will also be equipped with an ACM-G10 GPU but house 24 Xe Cores (3072 ALU), 24 ray tracing units, 8GB of GDDR6 memory running on a 256-bit bus interface, and a target TDP of 225W, the same as the Arc A770. This GPU will be aimed at the GeForce RTX 3060 series mobility options. While Intel has yet to show official performance from its flagship part, they have shown the Arc A750 graphics card to be up to 17% faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 in modern titles and will do so in the $279-$329 US range. .
Both the Intel Arc A770 and Arc A750 graphics cards will come in Limited Edition variants as well as custom designs that will be available globally. The Arc A770 will be as high as the Alchemist line and if you are looking for a more enthusiastic variant then you will have to wait next generation ‘Battlemage’ lineup.
‘Rumored’ lineup of Intel Arc A-Series Desktop Graphics Cards:
|Graphics Card Variants||GPU variant||GPU Off||Execution Unit||Shading Unit (Core)||Memory capacity||Memory Speed||Memory Bus||TGP||Price||Status|
|A770 . bow||Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||512 EU (TBD)||4096 (TBD)||16GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256-bit||225W||$349- $399 US||Officially Announced|
|A770 . bow||Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||512 EU (TBD)||4096 (TBD)||8GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256-bit||225W||$349- $399 US||Confirmed Via Leak|
|A750 Bow||Xe-HP3G 448EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||448 EU (TBD)||3584 (TBD)||8GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256-bit||225W||$299-$349 US||Officially Announced|
|A580 . bow||Xe-HPG 256EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||256 EU (TBD)||2048 (TB)||8GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||128-bit||175W||$200-$299 US||Confirmed Via Leak|
|A380 Bow||Xe-HPG 128EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G11||128 European Union||1024||6GB GDDR6||15.5 Gbps||96-bit||75W||$129-$139 US||Officially Launched|
|A310 Bow||Xe-HPG 64 (TBD)||Arc ACM-G11||64 EU (TBD)||512 (TBD)||4GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||64-bit||75W||$59-$99 US||Confirmed Via Leak|
Intel plans to launch Arc 7 series GPUs including the Arc A770 & Arc A750 later this month, so stay tuned for more information.
News Source: Videocardz
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