Intel’s new Xe-HPG graphics architecture has already been presented for the mobile sector. So far, however, some SKUs and especially the desktop graphics cards are still a long time coming. According to a well-known leaker, this may take a while due to problems with the drivers and the previous information on the memory expansion of the cards may not be correct. Read more about this below.
With the Xe-HPG graphics cards, Intel also wants to become a serious competitor to AMD and Nvidia in the desktop area, which have been able to divide this market up to now. The mobile chips have meanwhile been launched, but the desktop offshoots are still a long way off. The only official information from Intel on this topic was an announcement of the Intel Arc Limited Edition, which will be released “this summer” and will probably be based on the fully developed ACM-G10.
However, a current rumor from the hitherto quite reliable leaker “Enthusiast Citizen” says that there should be further shifts in the desktop market and Intel’s graphics cards should only come onto the market at the end of the second or beginning of the third quarter. This is justified with driver problems that have to be solved beforehand. According to him, there should be four models of the chip giant to start with. The A770, which we reported on yesterday, is said to be the fastest of these and according to previous information has 16 GiB Vram, while the A750 and A580 with 8 GiB and smaller GPU expansions are sorted below. The A380 should offer the entry and roughly compete with the Radeon RX 6400 in terms of performance.
Intel’s Arc A770 should be on about the same level as Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 3070 and beat the Geforce RTX 3060 Ti. However, the latest leaks again question the memory expansion of the A770. In yesterday’s leaked benchmarks, many things pointed to 16 GiB, and the Arc A770M, the mobile offshoot, also comes with this expansion. For the desktop version, however, 10 or only 8 GiB are now under discussion, which would still leave room for a possible Arc A970 or the already teased Limited Edition with 16 GiB graphics memory and the same GPU.