Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger released posted a photo on his Twitter page posing with a reference version of the Arc A770 Limited Edition graphics accelerator. According to him, the company is almost ready to start shipping the first batch of these video cards.
“On this rainy Sunday evening I received an unexpected package from Raja Koduri – [видеокарту] Intel Arc A770. We are preparing the first batch of A770 cards for launch. I’m waiting very much!”wrote Gelsinger.
It’s worth noting that Gelsinger is far from the first senior Intel official to promise to start shipping the Intel Arc A770. A little over a week ago, Raja Koduri, head of Intel’s graphics division, made a similar statement.
Unfortunately, neither Codri nor Gelsinger have specified when Intel will start selling the long-awaited Arc Alchemist graphics accelerators. Due to various development issues, the manufacturer has significantly delayed the release, although it was promised that the last one would take place “this summer”. Because many businesses in the US follow the astronomical calendar, their summer ends on the autumn equinox, which can fall on September 21st, 22nd, 23rd, or 24th. So Intel has just four days left to deliver on its promise and release Arc graphics cards on time. However, this seems unlikely.
On September 27th and 28th, Intel has scheduled the innovation conference. The 13th generation (Raptor Lake) Core processors are expected to be announced. If you’re lucky, discrete graphics cards may be showcased at the event. But they will most likely not go on sale until October at the earliest.