Intel unveils its first Arc Desktop Limited Edition graphics card
Intel may have focused on its first laptop GPUs yesterday, but it also teased the release of another Arc Alchemist product. As the company's teaser image shows, Intel has a desktop-class graphics card up its sleeve. Perhaps coincidentally, the Intel Arc desktop graphics card resembles the GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition. However, Intel has not offered any guarantees that it will release a graphics card matching this design.
Also, the company's teaser video stresses that this will be a limited edition card. For some reason, Intel has even imprinted this on its product render. Intel has not provided any specifications about its first desktop graphics card, either. In saying that, the video highlights the card has a single HDMI connection and three DisplayPorts, a configuration that Intel's effort will share with many contemporary desktop graphics cards.
Presumably, the card will rely on TMSC N6 nodes too, confirmed by Hardware Unboxed to be the case for the Arc A770M. Moreover, the Arc A770M has 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM on a 256-bit memory bus, so we doubt that Intel would offer any less for its first desktop graphics card. Likewise, the Arc A770M offers 32 Xe cores, which is equivalent to 512 Execution Units (EUs). Intel should reveal more details about its first desktop graphics card in the coming months.