Raja Koduri, head of Intel’s graphics department, commented on the preparation of the Arc A770 graphics accelerator for desktop computers.
According to Koduri, Intel faced a significant number of difficulties when developing the Arc A770 accelerator. We had to solve more problems than expected. However, the main obstacles are behind us and the Arc A770 accelerator is currently undergoing testing in the Intel lab ahead of its upcoming commercial launch. The debut will take place shortly Approved Koduri on Twitter.
According to reports, the Arc A770 accelerator will sit between the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in terms of performance. Available in 8GB and 16GB GDDR6 memory configurations with 256-bit bus. It speaks of using 32 Xe cores and 512 XMX engines. GPU frequency – 2.1 GHz. The memory should provide a bandwidth of up to 560 GB/s. Power consumption – 225 W.
In addition, the head of the graphics department gave in comment about rumors about Intel’s intention to limit the development of graphics: “Such rumors are completely incomprehensible to us. They don’t help our team bring graphics cards to market, they don’t help the graphics community. I wonder who needs them anyway?»
Koduri had to refute such rumors after releasing a video of one tech bloggerwho argued that Intel’s management had lost faith in the possibility of bringing a competitive graphics product to market any time soon.
However, observers point out that Intel may still have some difficulties in promoting new graphics cards, as the market is saturated with used solutions from miners. In addition, models from the NVIDIA RTX 30 and AMD RX 6000 series will compete with them, while in the middle segment neither NVIDIA nor AMD are expected to announce any new products.