Intel had promised that its Arc A770 Graphics Limited Edition Graphics Card would be available in “Summer 2022,” but with yesterday being the final day of the warmer season, the company has officially missed the deadline that it had set for its special GPU. The date was originally shared in a promotional video for the graphics card that was published in March, one that teased a limited-edition graphics card featuring a dual-fan cooling solution and silver-lined shroud.
It remains unclear when the Arc A770 Graphics Limited Edition Graphics Card might finally surface, but Ryan Shrout, Intel’s graphics marketing guy, shared an article last week that includes a teardown of the product, offering insight on its “quiet acoustics,” RGB lighting, and other qualities.
From Intel Arc:
Our top-of-the-line card has all the bells and whistles: a matte finish, LEDs, and Intel’s own cooling solution. Dual axial fans draw air through the heatsink, which features a copper vapor chamber, copper heat pipes, and aluminum fins. That array of thermal dissipators is designed to keep the card under 90C and handle the board’s power rating of 225 watts. Venting that heat makes 39 dBA of noise (just quieter than a whisper) at the fans’ typical RPM.
The fans are encircled by diffused LEDs, one of four RGB LED zones which can be controlled via software. The largest zone is the card’s outer edge, again meticulously diffused with plastic microstructures to show no hotspots — just smooth lighting in any color you want. The back of the card also features a strip of LEDs and the outer edge includes a small Intel Arc text treatment which is also lit.
The Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition board has everything the GPU needs to run at its best. Six VRM phases supply the GPU with power; the PCIe Gen 4 connector meshes with the motherboard and a whopping 16 GB of 17.5 Gbps GDDR6 memory gives plenty of VRAM. Output is via three DisplayPort 2.0 connectors and one HDMI 2.1 port.
Only two Intel Arc desktop graphics cards are available in the U.S. at the moment, according to Newegg listings. They include GUNNIR’s Intel Arc A380 Photo 6G OC, a graphics card with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory that costs ~$229.