Last summer, Intel presented the Arc Pro, a series of professional graphics accelerators based on the Arc Alchemist architecture. Then the manufacturer announced the release of two accelerator models – Intel Arc Pro A40 and Intel Arc Pro A50 in desktop and mobile versions. Today the company presented a more productive model Arc Pro A60, as well as its mobile version Arc Pro A60M.
The novelty is based on the ACM-G12 graphics processor with 16 Xe cores (256 shader units for 32-bit operations). In addition, the chip has 16 ray tracing acceleration units. A frequency of 1300 MHz is specified for the GPU. Compared to the previous models, the new Arc Pro A60 has twice the memory bandwidth, namely 384 GB/s. The Arc Pro A60 model has 12 GB of GDDR6 memory, which is also twice as much as the more recent Arc Pro A40 and Arc Pro A50 models. The power consumption of the graphics card is 130 watts.
The desktop version is equipped with a cooling system with a radial fan and four DisplayPort connectors. The card occupies one expansion slot.
Examples of applications where Arc Pro A60 features can be useful include Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Maya, Bentley MicroStation, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, Nemetscheck VectorWorks, PTC Creo, and Siemens NX Siemens Solid Edge.
According to the German publication HardwareLuxx, the desktop Arc Pro A60 will be available in the coming weeks. The suggested price for new items is $175. The mobile version of the Arc Pro A60M should be available on laptops in the coming months.