Intel has unexpectedly announced that it will stop shipping the Arc A770 Limited Edition desktop graphics card with 16 GB of memory. This only applies to the reference version of this graphics accelerator. In other words, the company’s partners can continue to manufacture and ship their versions of the Intel Arc A770 with 16GB of memory.
Along with Intel, the Arc A770 model with 16GB of storage is only made by two companies: Acer in the form of a version of the Arc A770 Predator BiFrost, and Gunnir in the form of a black and white version of the Arc A770 Photon. Intel also allows the release of the Arc A770 with 8GB of memory. But here, too, the range is small – only four options from partners.
Intel informed its partners yesterday that they should no longer accept orders and shipments for the Arc A770 Limited Edition with 16GB memory while the decision is already in effect. Deliveries ceased from June 20th. This is highly unusual as Intel typically announces the end of production and delivery of its products several months before this decision becomes effective.
We also add that the decision to stop shipments only applies to the Arc A770 reference model and will not affect the Arc A750 Limited Edition reference version, which is still one of the cheapest current-gen graphics cards on the market .