ACM-G12 finally released for gamers
Intel’s new mobile graphics are the first mobile GPU series to utilize the ACM-G12 processor.
Thanks to Bionic_Squash, it is now confirmed that Intel’s latest Arc SKUs are built upon a new graphics processor named ACM-G12. Speculations about this GPU have been circulating even before the Alchemist Arc A7 GPUs were even released. However, the company put those doubts to rest as they confirmed the Device IDs for A570M and A530M as 5697 and 5696, respectively. Intel has explicitly labeled these IDs as belonging to the G12 variant of the MESA driver.
This is not the first time this GPU has been discussed, though. In June, Intel launched its Arc Pro A60 GPU series and released a new GPU render featuring the ACM-G12 die. However, this is the first time this GPU has been used for the consumer market.
This development marks the introduction of Intel’s third ACM GPU, positioned as a middle ground between the G10 and G11 versions, featuring 16 Xe-Cores.
While there are still unused IDs, rumors suggest that the Arc Pro A580 might be in the pipeline, along with the unreleased A580 gaming GPU, announced nearly a year ago. The introduction of this third GPU will solidify Intel’s position in the mobile, desktop, and professional markets.
However, it’s worth noting that the ACM-G12 is not expected to be a very high-performance GPU, as the ACM-G10 already struggles to compete with AMD/NVIDIA mid-range offerings. Nonetheless, this development bodes well for Intel’s future prospects, should the company decide to launch just as many SKUs with Battlemage series.
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Many thanks to westlake for the tip!