Intel’s graphics department can’t seem to make up its mind as to when it should release its first volley of desktop GPUs. According to new information shared on China’s Bilibili message boards by insider Enthusiastic Citizen, Intel has decided to delay its Arc Alchemist graphics cards again, this time to late Q2/early Q3. This means that they may not hit the market until NVIDIA and AMD’s next-generation products, which, unfortunately for Intel, are poised to completely overshadow Arc due to their massive performance bumps over the current GeForce RTX 30 and Radeon RX 6000 Series, if recurring rumors are to be believed. Intel is reportedly planning to unveil four SKUs, the most powerful of which (A770) may only be comparable to the GeForce RTX 3070.
“Intel’s independent display (referring to the desktop side) may be delayed again, the reason is unknown, it will be released at the end of Q2 ~ early Q3,” Enthusiastic Citizen wrote.
“There are four models in total, A770, A750, A580, and A380,” they go on to say. “The strongest A770 is probably a 3060Ti or so. So the A770 may not be the top, and there may be some A970 or other models in the back, but lol Yes, A770M is 16GB VRAM, A770 seems to be smaller than this number, the specific size is not clear, it may be | 86 or 10G, A750 and A580 are 8G VRAM video memory should be correct, there is no other news for the time being. Airbus (not) A380 maybe a dessert card. My personal guess is that the memory is at 60, and the performance should be stronger than the RX 6400.”
Rumored Intel Arc Alchemist Desktop Graphics Cards:
- Arc A770: ACM-G10 GPU, up to 12 GB Memory
- Arc A750: ACM-G10 GPU, up to 8 GB Memory
- Arc A580: ACM-G10 GPU, up to 8 GB Memory
- Arc A380: ACM-G11 GPU, up to 6 GB Memory
Intel Arc Alchemist Gaming Graphics Card Rumored To Include Four Desktop Variants. A770, A750, A580, A380: A770 Faster Than RTX 3060 Ti, A380 Faster Than RX 6400 (Wccftech)
As for the performance segment of the Intel Arc Alchemist A-series graphics card lineup, the leaker states that the Arc A770 is aiming performance faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti so around RTX 3070 as previous rumors had indicated but something surprising is that the A770 is said to feature either 10 GB or 8 GB memory. We know that the Arc A770M comes with 16 GB memory and it’s still not confirmed what the final memory capacity would be. Earlier leaks have pointed out 16 GB for the flagship variant but that may not be the case.
There is also talks about an even higher segment being introduced in the form of the Arc A970 series but that remains to be seen. We first have to see the launch of the A700 and A500 series on the desktop platform before we get to even higher-end cards. Also, it may be possible that 16 GB memory may only be configured for the Limited Edition variant that Intel teased during the Arc launch event.