Intel’s Arc A580 GPU still unavailable over a year after announcement

Published: Sep 21st 2023, 10:11 GMT   Comments

Intel Arc A580 GPU is a no-show at Innovation 2023

The company has not released its mid-range A580 GPU for over a year. 

On September 9th, 2022, Intel unveiled the specifications of four Arc Alchemist GPUs slated for future release. Following this initial specification reveal, Intel formally announced its Innovation 2022 Arc A7 series, which eventually hit the market in October. Notably, while GPUs like the A770/A750 and A380 made their debut, the A580 SKU, originally listed alongside these cards, remained conspicuously absent.

The A580 GPU was actually one of the earliest leaks from the Arc Alchemist GPU series, boasting an official specification of 24 Xe-Cores. This exceeded the specifications of the ACM-G11 (8 Xe-Cores) and the subsequently released ACM-G12 (16 Xe-Cores). It logically follows that the A580 may have been based on the ACM-G10 GPU, which offers up to 32 Xe-Cores.

Surprisingly, Intel did not release the A580 over a year after disclosing its specifications, and there was no official product launch during Innovation 2023. In fact, Intel provided no updates whatsoever on the Arc GPU series, and there was no mention of the rumored Alchemist+ refresh either.

Intel Arc A-Series Desktop Specs, Source: Intel

It’s reasonable to speculate that the A580 has likely been shelved at this point, and even if it were to be considered, it might not fit well within the current product lineup. The entire Alchemist series currently occupies the upper mid-range segment, making it unlikely for the A580 to effectively compete against the slowest desktop models offered by NVIDIA and AMD in the present market.

The A580 could potentially have suffered from the delayed Alchemist launch. The company initially aimed for a Q1 2022 launch timeframe, but the six-month delay may have significantly impacted the A580’s prospects, potentially causing it to miss the spotlight it could have enjoyed.

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