The Intel Arc A770 will launch soon in 16GB and 8GB versions alongside the Arc A750, targeting NVIDIA RTX 3060 and AMD RX 6600 GPUs
Intel’s Arc 7-series graphics cards, which include the Arc A770 and Arc A750 GPUs, are getting closer to launch and will be aiming for the gaming sweet spot.
Intel promises the very soon launch of the Arc 7 series, which will include the Arc A770 16 GB, Arc A770 8 GB and Arc A750 8 GB GPUs
New interviews with Digital Foundry and PCGamesHardware have revealed information that was previously unknown or only known through leaks. Once again, Intel’s graphics market team, including Tom Peterson and Ryan Shrout, highlighted several details such as Arc 7 launch, SKUs, and performance/price segment, to name a few. some.
Intel Arc A770 is getting two SKUs, a 16GB variant and an 8GB variant
Starting with the details, Intel has first and foremost confirmed that the Arc A770 will launch in both 16GB and 8GB memory flavors. The Arc A770 is the flagship offering and has been revealed to get two flavors from memory some time ago in the 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 versions, while AIBs will have the choice of offering either 16GB or 8GB models. Intel’s Arc A750 will only be available in 8 GB in 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 specifies 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 is also comparable to AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 series cards, so it looks like we’re primarily looking at the US$300-$400 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 will be offered to end consumers.
Pricing can be adjusted, Arc feature suite is very compelling
It will be a tough market for Intel to compete at this time given that the cost of NVIDIA and AMD GPUs are dropping every day now, giving consumers more incentive to buy a team green or red graphics card at lower prices rather than to wait for something Intel has to offer but Intel doesn’t stop there they also state that they have a good suite of features at their fingertips such as XeSS, AV1, better ray tracing capabilities which rival NVIDIA’s RTX.
ReBar required, limited launch and software optimizations
However, again, Intel seems to be hinting that Intel Arc 7 GPUs will be limited in quantity, and Germany is seen as one of the main countries where the products will be available at launch. Cards will have both custom and reference (limited edition) designs available to the public at launch, but there is no guarantee that they will be able to meet demand. Intel also explains that their GPUs rely heavily on Resizable-Bar and that turning it off means you’ll lose about 40% of total performance. This means you should make sure your PC supports Re-BAR before investing in a new Arc graphics card.
As for the overall driver situation, Intel says that while they are working closely with developers and engineers to fine-tune their drivers and performance in various games, APIs, and applications, the overall performance you will get at launch will be close to final performance. and that any heaving you see later will be barely noticeable. They will be there but not as prominent as you would have hoped.
Intel Arc 7 “High Performance” Gaming Graphics Card Lineup
The Arc Alchemist line will include 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 versions on a 256-bit bus interface and 225W TDP. It is expected to position itself in the same performance category as the RTX 3060 Ti but will offer slightly higher performance and will even compete with the RTX 3070 on some titles. The graphics card is expected to cost between US$349 and US$399.
The second part is the Intel Arc A750 which will also be equipped with an ACM-G10 GPU but will house 24 Xe cores (3072 ALUs), 24 ray tracing units 8 GB of GDDR6 memory running on a 256-bit bus interface and a 225W TDP target, identical to the Arc A770. This GPU will target the GeForce RTX 3060 series mobility options. the GeForce RTX 3060 in modern titles and will do so in the $279-$329 US range. .
The Intel Arc A770 and Arc A750 graphics cards will both be offered in limited editions and also in custom designs that will be available worldwide. The Arc A770 will be as high as the Alchemist range and if you were looking for more enthusiastic variants, you’ll have to wait for the next-gen “Battlemage” range.
Intel Arc A-Series desktop graphics lineup ‘rumored’:
|Graphics card variant||GPU variant||GPU die||Execution units||Shading units (cores)||Memory capacity||Memory speed||Memory bus||TGP||Price||Status|
|Bow A770||Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD)||Bow ACM-G10||512 EU (to be determined)||4096 (TBD)||16 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256 bit||225W||$349 to $399 USD||Officially announced|
|Bow A770||Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD)||Bow ACM-G10||512 EU (to be determined)||4096 (TBD)||8 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256 bit||225W||$349 to $399 USD||Confirmed by leak|
|Bow A750||Xe-HP3G 448EU (TBD)||Bow ACM-G10||448 EU (to be determined)||3584 (to be determined)||8 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256 bit||225W||$299-$349 US||Officially announced|
|Bow A580||Xe-HPG 256EU (TBD)||Bow ACM-G10||256 EU (to be determined)||2048 (to be determined)||8 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||128 bit||175W||$200 to $299 USD||Confirmed by leak|
|Bow A380||Xe-HPG 128EU (TBD)||Bow ACM-G11||128 EU||1024||6 GB GDDR6||15.5 Gbps||96 bit||75W||$129-$139 US||Officially launched|
|Bow A310||Xe-HPG 64 (TBD)||Bow ACM-G11||64 EU (to be determined)||512 (to be determined)||4 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||64 bit||75W||$59 to $99 USD||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: Videocardz
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