Intel unveils Arc Pro series of high-end graphics cards

follow HowtogeekIntel’s first Arc Pro A-Series GPU models will be available “later this year through leading partners in the mobile and PC ecosystems.”

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Intel’s just-announced Arc Pro line has three new graphics card models


Like the first Arc series graphics cards, the Arc Pro series is focused on productivity tasks, not gaming. Intel says the cards are designed for applications such as Blender, Adobe Premiere Pro, Handbrake and DaVinci Resolve Studio.

Each card supports two 8K monitors at 60 Hz (7,860 x 4,320), one ultrawide 5K monitor at 240 Hz (5,120 x 1,440), two regular 5K monitors at 120 Hz (5,120 x 2,880), or one 4K monitor (3,820 x 2,160) at 60 Hz. In addition, they are fully compatible with ray tracing, AV1 video encoding, DirectX 12 Ultimate, OpenCL, Vulkan, Dolby Vision HDR. The cards are made for “modern PCIe 4.0 x8 systems,” so they’re relatively future-proof, but Intel says they’ll still run as fast as possible on slot PCs. Old PCIe plug.

At this stage, Intel announced three Arc Pro A-series GPUs. The first is the low-power Arc Pro A40, which occupies only one PCIe slot for a small PC. Next up is the larger Arc Pro A50, with more performance and memory bandwidth for powerful workstations. Finally, the Arc Pro A30M features a mobile chip that will be used in future laptops. All are based on TSMC’s 6nm process.

Currently, Intel has provided the Arc A380 card for the Chinese market and other markets, targeting the low-end market. Meanwhile, the upcoming Arc Pro A40 and A50 cards are slightly better with the same 6 GB of GDDR6 memory as the A380, but with more memory bandwidth (192 GB/s vs 186 GB/s).

With the arrival of Intel’s new Arc Pro GPU models, experts hope that the graphics card market will become more prosperous, breaking the previous monopoly of Nvidia and AMD.