Intel has updated the system requirements for Arc graphics cards
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Intel has updated the system requirements for Arc graphics cards – they are now officially compatible with Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000

Intel has updated the system requirements for Arc Alchemist graphics cards, originally published back in June of this year. Where previously it was stated that only Intel processors must be used and no older than the Core 10 series (Comet Lake), AMD Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000 processors are now also shown as compatible.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

Intel has previously said that Arc Alchemist graphics cards require the system to support Resizable BAR technology for maximum performance, and this was confirmed by the tests. Remember that Resizable BAR (ReBAR) gives the CPU access to the graphics card’s entire RAM stack. In the new system requirements for graphics cards, Intel continues to insist that PCs support ReBAR. New graphics cards are simply not designed to work with older PCs.

    Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

Arc Alchemist graphics cards also indicate the need to use Windows 10 20H2 or Windows 11 operating systems. Intel graphics cards do not work with Windows 7 – there are no drivers for this operating system. According to VideoCardz, Intel spokesman Tom Petersen recently revealed that the company plans to only optimize its graphics cards for use in systems without ReBAR support.

It is worth remembering that the Intel Arc A770 and Arc A750 graphics cards should go on sale next week. Their release is scheduled for October 12th.

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