Alexey Nikolaychuk, the developer of the famous RivaTunter/MSI Afterburner software, recently posted
a photo of Intel’s new ARC graphics card on his Twitter account. This one is said to be an Intel ARC A310 graphics card, presumably a sample sent to developers.
This sample of ARC A310 graphics card looks very small, with a single-slot half-height specification, and the appearance has already stated that it is the most basic entry-level product. Although it looks like a public version of the graphics card, the radiator shell it is equipped with is said to be 3D printed, and it is still quite a distance away from mass production.
According to previously leaked information, the ARC A310 graphics card is equipped with an ACM-G11 chip, 6 Xe cores, 4GB GDDR6 video memory, only 64-bit video memory bit width, no external power supply is required, and it is positioned to replace the existing Iris Xe Max(DG1). Don’t have high expectations for performance, it should be lower than the AMD Radeon RX 6400
In addition to AMD’s introduction of the Radeon RX 6400 based on the RDNA 2 architecture this year, Nvidia has also updated its entry-level product line with the GeForce GTX 1630 based on the Turing architecture. In contrast, the performance and positioning of Intel ARC A310 are likely to be lower.