The release date for Intel’s new Arc A-series desktop graphics cards is uncertain, but Intel has revealed the specifications of its future GPUs. Unfortunately, the A-series’ naming rules, like those of its CPUs, are fairly perplexing. The short explanation is that four different cards will ultimately be released, each focused at a different tier of gaming or artistic applications: the A380, A580, A750, and A770.
The A380, with its 6GB of GDDR6 memory, 2000MHz clock speed, and 8 processor cores, is the most similar to the Nvidia GTX 1660 Super.
The A580, the midtier option, ups the ante significantly, with 24 processor cores, 8GB of VRAM, and a memory clock speed of 1700MHz. On paper, the A580 is most similar to Nvidia’s RTX 3070.
The A750 and A770 graphics cards from Intel are also available. The A750 includes 8GB of VRAM, 28 processor cores, and a 2050MHz clock speed. The Radeon RX 6600XT is the closest modern comparison.
The A770 will be offered with either 8GB or 16GB of VRAM, 32 processor cores, and a 2100MHz clock speed. The Radeon RX 6900XT is the closest match to the 16GB edition of this graphics card that is presently available in stores.
Of course, none of these comparisons are reflective of real-world performance since they are based only on the specifications provided by the different makers of these graphics cards.
While we don’t know when Intel’s new graphics will be released, a set of 48 benchmarks published by Intel illustrate how they compare to Nvidia’s RTX 3060. However, without more thorough organic benchmarks or price data, it’s tough to know how the A-series compares to Nvidia or AMD’s current libraries of graphics cards.