Intel reveals possible specifications of the Arc A780 desktop graphics

Intel reveals possible specifications of the Arc A780 desktop graphics card

Intel has reportedly revealed the specifications of the upcoming Arc A780 desktop graphics card. During the presentation of the new Arc Control software for controlling Arc and Iris Xe accelerators, the company showed the characteristics of the graphics card that do not correspond to any of the officially presented Arc Alchemist mobile graphics cards. It’s probably a desktop model.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

The Arc Control presentation showed the various tabs of the application, including monitoring the graphics system, as well as some settings for basic graphics card overclocking. One of the tabs showed information about the graphics card GPU frequency, memory frequency, GPU and memory utilization, level of power consumption and other parameters of the accelerator.

According to these data, the frequency of the graphics card GPU is 2200-2250 MHz at 99 percent load. Remember that the graphics chip of the flagship Arc A770M mobile graphics card operates at a frequency of up to 1650 MHz. To be fair, it should be noted that the GPU of the younger mobile graphics card Arc A350M, for which a frequency of 1150 MHz is declared, can theoretically also be manually overclocked to 2.2 GHz. This has been confirmed by previous leaks from Geekbench’s synthetic test database.

    Mobile Intel Arc A350M with 2.2GHz GPU.  Source: Geekbench

Mobile Intel Arc A350M with 2.2GHz GPU. Source: Geekbench

Conjecture about the desktop nature of the accelerator is reinforced by other facts. The Arc Control application showed a graphics card with a TDP of 175 watts. None of the Arc mobile video card models presented two days earlier have such a power consumption display. The flagship Arc A770M, for example, has 150 watts. Theoretically, however, the accelerator can reach a higher TDP due to the support of Intel Deep Link Technology, which can distribute the power between the CPU and GPU in scenarios where it is necessary.

The clocking of the video memory, which according to the information is 1093 MHz, should also be taken into account. It offers a data transfer rate of 17.5 Gbps. Remember that the Arc Alchemist series mobile graphics cards use GDDR6 memory with a data transfer rate of 16 Gb / s. Memory overclocking for mobile GPUs is unlikely, which in turn only strengthens the assumption that Intel showed the characteristics of the desktop model of the Arc graphics card in the video.


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