Intel Introduces Professional GPU Series, The Arc Pro A-Series Graphics

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Earlier this year, Intel introduced discrete graphics cards Arc A-Series 5 and 7 for laptops. And recently, on August 8, they revealed the Arc Pro A-series with many powerful features. These products include:

  • Intel Arc Pro A30M: for laptops
  • Intel Arc Pro A40: for desktop, single-slot form factor and
  • Intel Arc Pro A50: for desktop, dual-slot form factor (one slot but take space of two)
Intel Arc Pro
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Intel Arc Pro A40 GPUIntel Arc Pro A50 GPUIntel Arc Pro A30M GPU (Mobile)
Peak Performance3.50 TFLOPs at Single Precision4.80 TFLOPs at Single Precision3.50 TFLOPs at Single Precision
Xe-core8x Ray Trace Cores8x Ray Trace Cores8x Ray Trace Cores
Display Outputs4x mini-DP 1.4 with Audio Support4x mini-DP 1.4 with Audio SupportLaptop Specific with Support for up to 4x
TDP50w Peak Power75w Peak Power35-50w Peak Power

What’s exciting about the Arc Pro series from competitors AMD and NVIDIA is that ray tracing hardware is also built into their GPUs. With AV1 encoding hardware acceleration, Arc series is the first GPU to integrate this technology. And this can give the Intel GPU an advantage over AMD and NVIDIA’s H.264.

It seems that Arc Pro is not yet the best GPU for gaming, it focuses on rendering performance for applications like Blender, Sketchup, DaVinci Resolve Studio.

Within three products of the Arc Pro series in this release, Arc Pro A40 and A50 are used for small form-factor desktop PCs. Perhaps in the future, Intel will release a larger graphics card, and one designed specifically for gaming.

All of the Arc Pro series GPUs, as well as the ARC series introduced earlier this year, are built on TSMC’s 6 nm process.

On August 8-11, demos of Intel Arc Pro A-series graphics cards will be shown to developers and content creators attending SIGGRAPH in Vancouver.

We hope that with the advent of Intel’s Arc Pro, graphic designers, architects, and gamers will have more options for a thriving graphics card market. Fierce competition will cause manufacturers to add more exciting features that make graphics applications more powerful than ever.