Intel Shares Official Specifications for Arc A-Series Desktop GPUs

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Intel has shared a new Q&A video about its Arc A-series desktop GPUs, and it includes a slide that can confirm four total SKUs, along with their specifications.

  • Similar to Core processors, Intel’s A-series desktop GPUs are split into multiple performance tiers.
  • Arc 3 is aimed at “enhanced gaming,” while Arc 5 and Arc 7 are aimed at “advanced” and “high-performance” gaming, respectively.
  • Arc A770 and A750 are the most powerful of Intel’s A-series GPUs, with the former featuring 32 Xe cores and up to 16 GB of GDDR6 memory.
  • The clock speeds listed are not a fixed frequency, but the average frequency that these GPUs run at “across various heavy and light workloads.”
  • Intel’s A770 Limited Edition GPU features 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, double the amount of “most” AIC models, hence the dual specification.
  • Supported features include HDR, variable refresh rate, AI-powered upscaling with XeSS, ray tracing, customizable performance and broadcasting (via Arc Control), and dedicated video encoding hardware for popular codecs that include AV1.
  • Intel hasn’t shared a launch date for its Arc 5 and Arc 7 models yet, but the A380 is already available.
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From the Intel Arc site:

The Intel Arc A770 and A750 GPUs comprise the top tier with 32 and 28 Xe cores respectively. In the middle, the Arc A580 GPU has 24 Xe cores, and the budget-friendly Arc A380 with 8 Xe cores makes our entry-level desktop card.

These specs are all important ingredients in rasterization and ray tracing recipes, particularly the graphics clock speed. It’s not a fixed frequency, rather it’s the average frequency these chips run at across various heavy and light workloads.

These specs are straightforward enough, except for the VRAM size on the Intel Arc A770 GPU. What’s up with the two numbers shown there? When our add-in card (AIC) partners build their own versions of Arc A770 cards, most will come with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. The Intel-branded card (IBC) — our special A770 Limited Edition GPU — features double that.

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