Intel’s Arc desktop GPUs are leaking details about the pricing and availability
The newest Intel desktop GPUs, codenamed “Arc,” have been in the pipeline for a long time. We’re getting very near to an official release, according to new information released by Wccftech, citing sources at Intel’s supply chain partners.
The Intel Arc family is divided into three series: A3, A5, and A7. There are three new cards in this family: the A750, the A580, and the A380. Each of these cards is compared to a GeForce GPU from NVIDIA’s lineup. The Intel Arc A750 is a card that is similar to the GeForce RTX 3060. The Intel A580 is a card that is similar to the GeForce RTX 3050. Lastly, the Intel A380 is a card that is similar to the GeForce GTX 1650.
The Intel A750 is predicted to sell for $350, which is about the same price as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. The Intel Arc A580 will set you back $280, which is a bit more than the competing GeForce RTX 3050. AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600, for example, has a similar price to the Intel Arc A380, which is $150. However, all of these NVIDIA GPUs are currently selling above their official MSRP, so things may even out in the end.
It’s also unclear when they’ll be available. Intel has not shared a specific publication date with its partners, but the Intel Arc A750 and A580 are anticipated to be accessible by the end of May or early June. The entry-level A380 will debut later, with a projected release date of July.
Based on the leak, Intel Arc appears to be a competitive product at first glance. Whether it succeeds in the desktop GPU market is contingent on how well the cards perform. We don’t know anything about that yet – even though mobile GPUs have already been announced. Intel’s Deep Link and Iris XeSS technologies are interesting, and Intel has urged its partners to anticipate continual performance upgrades following release, but we’ll have to see. In any case, it’s great to see yet another firm enter the GPU market, which has been dominated by NVIDIA in recent years.