Intel’s upcoming lineup of Arc Alchemist graphics cards for desktop systems has been confirmed courtesy of a new driver package that includes a listing of the models that will be supported at launch. Echoing previous reports, the family includes at least five SKUs, including the A770, A750, A580, A380, and A310. Rumors suggest that there will also be an A350 and A780 model, with the latter potentially being Intel’s Arc A-Series Limited Edition graphics card that Intel has been teasing since the end of March via its Intel Graphics YouTube channel. Intel’s Lisa Pearce revealed as part of a Q&A last week that Arc A-Series graphics cards are launching in China first, with entry-level SKUs set for release in the Chinese market in Q2.
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.