Intel recently surprised the public with a price of $329 for its senior graphics card Arc A770 - as much as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and yet you can not always find it for that price.In August, Intel published 48 test results with the Arc A750 showing that its graphics card is quite comparable in terms of performance to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060: 42 tests in DirectX 12 games, 6 - with Vulkan, and the results were very promising.Intel is clearly aiming to win over some portion of its competitors' audience by offering better performance for the dollar.Of course, if it can deliver graphics cards at recommended retail prices.NVIDIA has only recently begun to succeed.Intel's Arc A750 and A770 graphics cards will go on sale October 12: the Arc A750 will cost from $289, the Arc A770 in the 8GB version from $329, and the Arc A770 Limited Edition with 16GB from $349.It's not yet clear which partners will produce Arc graphics besides Intel itself: the company's website lists a lot of players, including ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI, but they also make laptops.So far Intel showed the Arc A750 and A770 custom graphics cards from ASRock and Gungir.If the A750 and even more so the A770 Limited Edition can really compete with the NVIDIA RTX 3060, graphics cards from Intel will sell out pretty quickly.
Intel has once again denied rumors that it intends to exit the gaming graphics market: Arc A770 is coming soon
Intel's graphics division chief Raja Koduri has commented on the Arc A770 graphics gas pedal for desktops.Image source: Raja KoduriMr Koduri said that Intel has faced a significant amount of challenges while developing the Arc A770 gas pedal.More problems had to be solved than expected.However, the major hurdles are behind us now and the Arc A770 is currently being tested in the Intel lab before its forthcoming launch in the commercial market.It will debut shortly, Koduri confirmed on Twitter.The Arc A770 gas pedal will reportedly fall between the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in terms of performance.There will be a configuration with 8 and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory with a 256-bit bus.It is said to use 32 Xe cores and 512 XMX engines.The graphics processor frequency is 2.1 GHz.The memory will provide up to 560 GB/s of bandwidth.Power consumption - 225 W.In addition, the head of graphics has commented on the rumors about Intel's intention to curtail the development of graphics: \"We are in a complete misunderstanding about such rumors.They don't help our team, working to bring graphics cards to market, they don't help the graphics community.I wonder who needs them at all? \"To refute such rumors Koduri had to after the release of a video of one of the technobloggers, who claimed that the leadership of Intel has lost faith in the possibility of bringing to market a competitive graphics product in the foreseeable future.However, observers point out that Intel may still face certain difficulties in promoting new graphics cards, because the market is saturated with used solutions from miners.In addition, they will be competed by NVIDIA RTX 30 and AMD RX 6000 series.On the other hand, in the middle segment, there are no announcements of new products from either NVIDIA or AMD.
The timely release of Intel's gaming graphics cards has been derailed by the company's departure from Russia
Preparations for the release of Intel's Arc Alchemist graphics gas pedals have long been out of schedule.Arc A770 and A750 discrete graphics cards were supposed to be introduced at the end of last year, but their announcement has not yet happened.As it turned out, the delay is largely due to the closure of the Intel's Russian office.LinusTechTipsThe details of the processes that take place in the Intel graphics direction was shared by a well-known IT journalist Charlie Demerdjian.According to his information, Intel was initially going to release discrete graphics cards of Arc Alchemist family back in the end of last year.However, due to the enforced idle time, the production partner was not able to produce video card samples by the scheduled time, so the Arc A-series cards announcement was postponed to the second half of the first quarter, but even this plan was not fated to come to life.It was disrupted by the fact that in early spring Intel stopped the work of the company's Russian office, including the branch located in Nizhny Novgorod.The point is that a significant part of the work on creating the necessary software was carried out there.Russian specialists were responsible for one of the key graphics driver components, the shader compiler.The Russian division was too tightly integrated into the Intel structure for its closure to go unnoticed for its business.About 1,200 Intel employees worked in our country, and the local office was one of the largest in Europe.A large team of highly skilled engineers worked in Russia, creating the oneAPI and OpenVINO tools, and, as it turns out now, contributed significantly to the writing of the graphics driver for the Intel Arc family video cards.The problems with the Arc Alchemist driver are still unresolved.From testing younger Arc A380 graphics card, we know that Arc Alchemist family has performance issues in DirectX 9 and 11, works unstably in some games, and is prone to a lot of other software issues.Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes.Intel took extraordinary efforts and tried to keep the team of Russian developers, who worked on the Arc Alchemist driver.However, according to Demerdjian, they failed to do so to the fullest extent.They were offered relocation, but not all key employees agreed to move, and the developers who emigrated were scattered across Intel offices in different countries, making it difficult to continue working together on the driver.All this forces Intel to postpone the release of Arc A770 and A750 again and again.The company is faced with a choice: either release graphics cards with a \"raw\" driver and vague prospects of fixing flaws in the near future, or first solve the problem with frames and normalize the driver development, and only then attempt to enter the market of mass gaming gas pedals.In any case, as Demerdjian writes, the Arc Alchemist family is already hopelessly outdated, and Intel's first full-fledged bid to compete with AMD and NVIDIA in the graphics market will be the next generation of GPUs - Arc Battlemage (DG3).
In a conversation with PCGamer, Intel graphics marketing director Ryan Shrout and his colleague Tom Petersen said that the Arc A770 and A750 graphics cards outperform the current generation of GeForce RTX graphics cards in terms of ray tracing performance.LinusTechTipsNaturally, we're talking about comparisons with products of the same class here.Earlier, Intel said that it considers its future graphics cards Arc A770 and A750 as a competitor to the GeForce RTX 3060, if we talk about the performance in games with DirectX 12.Now Intel has decided to focus on the fact that its hardware ray tracing block is more efficient.\"The ray tracing block we have implemented is very good in real-world tasks,\" Petersen said.- When you compare the tracing speeds of the RTX 3060 and the A750 or A770, you should see very good results from us.We are definitely competitive or even better than Nvidia with our ray tracing solution.\"In other words, Intel representatives claim that the performance of the ray tracing blocks in the first generation Arc graphics cards was even better than the similar hardware solution from Nvidia in the second generation.According to available data, this is due to a special implementation in the Arc Alchemist architecture BVH cache inside GPU.Also according to Petersen, the advantage of Intel's approach to hardware ray tracing is that game developers require minimal effort to make it work.Intel acknowledges that it does not play a leading role in the graphics market, so it cannot dictate the standards.Therefore, the company has chosen a different approach - everything is done so that game developers have as easy as possible with the optimization: it should not require the involvement of high-level technical experts.Unfortunately, Intel representatives were not able to give a definite answer to the question when the graphics cards Arc A770 and A750 will appear on the market.It is assumed that the announcement could take place on September 27, when Intel plans to hold the next Intel Innovation event.
The release of the Intel Arc discrete desktop graphics cards has already been delayed quite a bit, but Intel is giving more and more signals that it will happen in the foreseeable future.Previously, the manufacturer promised to release the graphics cards in Q2, which is a little over a month away.It looks like it will be - a mention of desktop video adapters flashed the day before on Intel's website.Screenshots from intel.com yesterday (top) and today (bottom).Image source: videocardz.comYesterday, according to VideoCardz, a link to the Arc A3 series desktop graphics card page briefly appeared on Intel's website.The link led nowhere, and by now it has been removed altogether, but the very fact of its appearance indicates that the new discrete graphics will indeed soon go on sale.Earlier Intel said that the first Arc cards will be exclusive to Chinese computer makers.The Arc A3 will debut as part of off-the-shelf PCs, and some time later the graphics cards will hit the market as standalone products.Until the end of the summer is expected to release a more productive line of Arc A5 and A7, but the first to debut it is the budget model based on the graphics processor ACM-G11.At the moment, we know that the range of A3 includes only two positions: A380 and A310, and, if we believe the rumors, you should expect the first A380.The graphics card will get a full graphics processor ACM-G11 with eight Xe-core (1-24 shader) and 6 GB of memory GDDR6 with 96-bit bus.
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