Intel announces entry-level ARC A310 desktop GPU with 6 Xe-Cores and 4GB VRAM

Published: 28th Sep 2022, 09:39 GMT   Comments

A new entry-level desktop GPU enters the game

Thus far, Intel only launched one Arc desktop GPU, the A380, which is not exactly a gaming card. This A3 GPU only trades places with AMD Navi 24 or NVIDIA low-end Turing GPUs. However, Intel thinks that there is still room for an even slower part called Arc A310. 

The A310 appeared yesterday on Intel website along with official specs. Intel has confirmed that this card features 6 Xe-Cores, so it’s a cut-down ACM-G11 GPU. Furthermore, it ships with 4GB GDDR6 memory across 64-bit interface, which is again a limitation compared to the full chip (96-bit).

Intel’s newest low-end GPU has the same TDP as the A380, which is 75W. The card is listed with PCIe Gen5 4.0 x16 support, but that seems unlikely considering A380 is already limited to 8 lanes.

Intel Arc A3 Specifications, Source: Intel

There is also a question about the clock speed. The A310 is once listed with 2100 MHz Graphics Clock and later 2000 MHz elsewhere. Hopefully, Intel can clarify which value is correct, but at the same time we will probably be seeing various implementations featuring both clocks.

Intel Arc A310 specifications, Source: Intel

The A310 is likely to appear with low-profile cooling solutions, just as we saw from MSI and early pre-production models. Such limited specs suggest we might not see the rumored A350 SKU though, which was expected to feature exactly 6 Xe-Core, while A310 was believed to feature four. According to intel, this GPU is now officially announced, and it should ‘launch’ in Q3 2022. That we find that very unlikely, though, because that leaves only 3 days for launch.

Intel announced it will launch its $329 Arc ‘A7’ 770 GPU on October 12th, but the company is yet to provide launch dates and pricing for A750, A580 and of course the allmighty A310.

Intel Desktop ARC Alchemist Series Specifications
VideoCardz.comArc A770 16GBArc A770 8GBArc A750Arc A580Arc A380Arc A310
GPUACM-G10ACM-G10ACM-G10ACM-G10ACM-G11ACM-G11
Xe Cores
 
32
 
32
 
28
 
24
 
8
 
6
XMX Engines
 
512
 
512
 
448
 
384
 
128
 
96
FP32 Cores
 
4096
 
4096
 
3584
 
3072
 
1024
 
768
GPU Clock
 
2100 MHz
 
2100 MHz
 
2050 MHz
 
1700 MHz
 
2000 MHz
 
2000 MHz
Memory Size
 
16GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
6GB GDDR6
 
4GB GDDR6
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
96-bit
 
64-bit
Memory Clock
 
17.5 Gbps
 
16.0 Gbps
 
16.0 Gbps
 
16.0 Gbps
 
15.5 Gbps
 
15.5 Gbps
Bandwidth
 
560 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
 
186 GB/s
 
124 GB/s
TBP
 
225W
 
225W
 
225W
 
175W
 
75W
 
75W
MSRPstarting at $329TBCTBC$139TBC
StatusLaunches October 12thAnnouncedAnnouncedReleased in JuneAnnounced

Source: Intel




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