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Intel Arc desktop GPUs spotted in beta driver

Intel Arc Desktop Gpu
Intel Arc Desktop Gpu (Image credit: Intel)

What you need to know

  • Details about Intel's upcoming Arc desktop GPUs were spotted in a beta driver from the company.
  • The driver specifically mentions the Intel Arc A770, A750, A580, A380, and A310.
  • Intel has not officially announced specific Arc desktop GPUs, but several leaks and reports have given an idea of what the new graphics will look like.

A recent beta driver from Intel mentions a handful of upcoming Arc desktop GPUs. The graphics from Intel are expected to compete with the best GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD, and they could be officially unveiled at Computex next week. Specifically, the beta driver mentions the Intel Arc A770, A750, A580, A380, and A310.

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Twitter user momomo_us first spotted the mention of Intel's new graphics in its beta driver (via Tom's Hardware). The driver, dubbed 30.0.101.173, works with Intel's new Arc mobile GPUs, but also supports a list of desktop graphics from the company.

Source: momomo_us (Image credit: Source: momomo_us)

While Intel has not officially announced specific desktop GPUs from its Arc range, previous leaks and the company's own teases have given us a glimpse of what the new hardware will look like. SiSoft shared the following specs, though it's worth noting the page has since been taken down. As such, these details should be taken with a grain of salt.

SpecA300 SeriesA500 SeriesA700 Series
GPU Execution Units128384512
Shaders1,0243,0724,096
Memory Size6GB12GB16GB
Memory Speed14 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps
Memory Bus Width96 Bit192 Bit256 Bit
Price range (from)$150$280$350

Intel supporting its new hardware in beta drivers could be an indication that the new GPUs are close to shipping. Intel has said that its Arc desktops graphics will arrive at some point in summer 2022. Recent leaks lined up with Intel's statements and added pricing information about the new GPUs.

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