Intel Arc Pro GPUs have been confirmed; should Nvidia and AMD be concerned? How GPU market handles new member? We believe Intel has simply challenged the big bears of the GPU jungle and moved against the big graphics market right with the reveal of Intel’s professional graphics card line, covering both mobile and workstations.
In all regards, the Intel Arc Pro GPU announcement is exciting, and we are glad to hear the third name in the mainstream GPU industry. The new Arc Pro GPUs will be launched soon and only time will tell who will win and how much of the market share will be shared among the big three members of the GPU market.
New Intel Arc Pro GPUs Confirmed: Challenge to Nvidia and AMD
Intel announced three pro-level GPUs as it leaps into the discrete GPU arena. Are you ready to rumble?
As a PCCores.com tech freak, I’m responsible for sharing my excitement that Intel finally announced the arrival of big GPUs at SIGGRAPH 2022 to early 2023. This lineup includes the Arc Pro A40 and Arc Pro A50, which target desktop PCs and Arc 3 series mobile graphics which are supposed to be found in next-gen gaming laptops from all Intel-based hardware, including new Intel Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs, which are already announced for late 2022 and early 2023 release.
The release of new Intel Arc Pro GPUs will be a significant indicator that the high-priced GPU market will be diluted, and Arc Alchemist GPUs will soon get their name, at the very least for a low price and high-performance graphics.
We recently shared MSI’s first launch of the Intel ARC GPU A380, a low-profile 6GB graphics card that AIB’s (Intel board partners) intended to keep exclusive to affordable prebuilds and not sold separately to PC users looking to upgrade their computers.
Now Intel has confirmed that Arc Pro Graphics Cards for desktops will be available for all systems, which is a relief for desktop users, who will have more options for GPU shopping for their PCs and workstations.
We know what the next announcement will be, and we can confirm that Intel is finally going to bite back at Nvidia and AMD with the Arc Pro-A series of discrete graphics cards designed for professional work, gaming, and editing.
Intel Arc Pro GPUs will be Available Starting Later this Year from Leading Mobile and Desktop Ecosystem Partners:
This is Intel’s second attempt to cheers the internet with Arc GPU announcements, first, we see Intel Arc Pro A30M GPU for mobile form factors and now Intel said that the Arc Pro series exclusively, the Arc Pro A40 (single slot) and A50 (dual slot) GPUs will be found in upcoming small form factor desktops.
The good news is that the new Arc Pro series includes ray tracing hardware, machine learning capabilities, and industry-first AV1 hardware encoding acceleration. These features will have a significant impact on other manufacturers’ efforts to improve product performance and compete with Intel’s new Arc GPUs.
Intel Arc Pro: Everything About New Intel GPUs
From our previous correspondence, Arc Alchemist Pro GPUs were expected, but Intel has just announced it early, that the Intel Arc Pro-A series of discrete graphics cards lineup includes the Arc Pro A40 and Arc Pro A50 for small desktops, as well as the Arc Pro A30M for mobile workstations (laptops).
The new line of Intel Arc Pro graphics systems will also feature Intel one API Rendering Toolkit that can help developers and content creators unleash their creativity with new Intel® ArcTM graphics solutions: hardware, software, and services.
Names and Specs of Intel Arc Pro Graphics Series (Trio Arc Pro Revealed)
Intel introduced three new graphics cards to compete with AMD’s FirePro and Nvidia’s Quadro workstation GPUs. To our knowledge, Arc Pro GPUs are classified as professional graphics and are intended to support the creation, gaming, and streaming experiences at a low cost.
Arc Pro series includes a mobile-workstation GPU called the A30M, a single slot A40, and a dual slot A50 for desktops. Both desktop cards have 6GB of GDDR6 memory, but the big boy A50 has a dual-slot cooler that allows for a higher 75W power envelope. Meanwhile, the A30M mobile graphics card has 4GB of GDDR6 memory and a TDP of 35-50W.
Intel Arc 3 (A30M) Mobile Graphics
The Intel Arc Pro A30M for mobile workstation graphics has significantly faster performance than the Nvidia equivalent RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 2060 GPUs, which piques our interest in hands-on experience.
Intel Arc Pro A40 Desktop Graphics
In a single-slot form factor, the Intel Arc Pro A40 GPU for desktop PCs includes ray tracing hardware, graphics acceleration, and machine learning capabilities. This sparks our interest in small ATX builds, and we believe it is better aimed at entry-level gaming PCs with low price tags so that everyone can get one for their computer.
Intel Arc Pro A50 Desktop Graphics
The Intel Arc Pro A50 GPU is one of the largest graphics cards released by Intel for desktop PCs. This is the next step up from the Intel Arc Pro A40 GPU, with more TFLOPs and memory bandwidth in a slightly larger dual-slot form. According to our research, the Arc Pro A50 also has 6GB VRAM but has more graphics cores and a higher TDP for improved performance.
Intel Docs: Arc Discrete Graphics