Intel ready to launch Arc A580 GPUs?
The card resurfaces after months of silence.
Almost a year ago, Intel announced the Arc A580 GPU, a mid-series desktop gaming card, but it has remained overlooked by the company during this period. The Alchemist lineup was divided into A7 and A3 series for almost a year, with the A5 model possibly embarking to take its well-deserved place.
Recently, Intel introduced the mobile Arc A570M and A530M graphics, both utilizing the new ACM-G12 GPU. However, the Arc A580 is not waiting for the launch of this processor, as it boasts 24 Xe-Cores, while the new ‘G12’ GPU is limited to only 16 Xe-Cores. So there was no specific reason why Arc A580 could not be released for this long.
The Arc A580 comes with 8GB GDDR6 memory and a memory bandwidth comparable to the Arc A750/770 series. The GPU clock is expected to be around 1700 MHz, but Geekbench software shows it reaching as high as 2400 MHz. Worth adding that this GPU has 175W board power, which is indeed less than Arc A750/770 series, but clearly still gives a lot of headroom.
For testing, the GPU was paired with an Intel Z690 motherboard featuring a Core i7-12700 non-K CPU. It is possible that this setup is part of a prebuilt system, which seems to be Intel’s focus with their new GPU releases. In terms of performance, the GPU scored 82992 points, nearly matching the official ranking of the Radeon RX 7600, which ranks at 82981 points.
The Arc A580 GPU is still not officially launched or even listed by Intel on the website. However, the benchmark is a clear sign that Intel is finally gearing up to launch this model, fulfilling its last year’s promise of five gaming desktop GPUs.
|Intel Desktop ARC Alchemist Series Specifications|
|VideoCardz.com||Arc A770 16GB||Arc A770 8GB||Arc A750||Arc A580||Arc A380||Arc A310|
|Launch Date||October 2022||October 2022||?||June 2022||June 2022|