Intel has announced details of Arc’s unique graphics for desktop computers, including the A750 and A770 models, which have been in testing for several months. Both the A750 and A770 are part of the Arc 7 series, which is positioned as a flagship model at the higher end than the Arc 3 and Arc 5.
The A750 and A770 have 28 and 32 Xe cores, respectively. Xe cores can be thought of as Intel’s AMD compute units, consisting of 16 256-bit XVE vector engines for rasterization tasks, 16 1024-bit XMX matrix engines for machine learning tasks, and 192MB of shared L1 composition/SLM cache.
Like AMD, Intel has matched the number of Xe cores to the number of ray tracing units, with one ray tracing unit per Xe core. The graphics clock is 2050MHz for the A750 and 2100MHz for the A770, and as Intel has previously explained, the “graphics clock” is an average of the typical clock speeds you can expect during gameplay, not the maximum clock.
Both the A750 and A770 come standard with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, but the A770 can be configured to 16GB at the motherboard partner’s option. Intel’s public graphics cards will come with 16GB of memory. Intel plans to market its own custom cards, designed by Intel and manufactured by third parties. These will be sold as limited edition models and will be available worldwide along with partner custom models.
Intel still hasn’t announced any pricing or availability for these cards, but given that Intel is currently ramping up its promotional efforts, speculation is that these two flagship graphics cards will go live in late September/early October.