Intel debunks Arc A780 rumors, such graphics card was never planned

Published: 17th Jul 2022, 09:54 GMT   Comments

Intel Arc GPU week

Ryan Shrout (Intel Graphics Marketing) has confirmed that there is no Arc A780 graphics card, in fact it was never planned.

The rumors about potential candidate for the fastest Arc desktop model called A780 are dated back to first quarter of this year. This part was never confirmed by Intel touch, in fact, it never appeared in any substantial leak. The A780 codename was indeed only a rumor that gained in popularity as Intel revealed a “Limited Edition” Arc desktop model.

As it turns out, the Limited Edition is just Intel own reference design with RGB lighting. Such edition should be available for Arc A770 and Arc A750 and will certainly not be used by Arc A780, because such part simply does not exist.

According to Ryan Shrout, the A780 was never planned in the first place, which means that the rumors about an even faster full-fat ACM-G10 GPU were wrong. Furthermore, with A770/A750 being officially teased as RTX 3060 series competitors, so chances of Arc desktop reaching RTX 3070 performance are very low at this point.

The A780 is not the only part that is likely not launching. Here’s a breakdown of the rumored lineup and was its current status:

RUMORED Desktop Intel ARC Alchemist Series Specifications
VideoCardz.comGPUXe CoresMemory SizeMemory BusStatus
Arc A780ACM-G10
 
32
 
16GB G6
 
256-bit
Never planned
Arc A770ACM-G10
 
32
 
16/8GB G6
 
256-bit
Officially presented, Specs unconfirmed
Arc A750ACM-G10
 
24
 
8GB G6
 
256-bit
Officially presented, Specs unconfirmed
Arc A580ACM-G10
 
16
 
8GB G6
 
128-bit
Appeared in a driver
Arc A380ACM-G11
 
8
 
6GB G6
 
96-bit
Released
Arc A350ACM-G11
 
6
 
4GB G6
 
64-bit
Never confirmed
Arc A310ACM-G11
 
4
 
4GB G6
 
64-bit
Design leaked, Appeared in a driver

This week was full of Intel reveals, including A750 and A770 design as well as a leak featuring A310. This means that out of 7 rumored SKUs, two were confirmed by Intel officially and a third part is now seemingly confirmed through a leak. With A780 gone and A350 never mentioned in any leak, we are down to 5 SKUs. So far there is no sign of the A580 mid-range model.

All things considered, Intel should launch their desktop GPUs in the next month if they are to catch any market share at all. The next-gen AMD and NVIDIA GPUs are literally just around the corner.

Source: Ryan Shrout, MyDrivers




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