Intel Arc A580 GPU is still not on sale one year after its release
Last September, at Innovation 2022, Intel unveiled three standalone desktop graphics cards: the Arc A770, A750, and A580. Coupled with the previously launched Arc A380, these constituted the Arc A series family of graphics cards. By the subsequent October, the A770 and A750 made their respective debuts in the market. However, the A580 remains conspicuously absent to this day.
The specifications for the Arc A580 have indeed been disclosed, boasting 24 Xe-Cores, surpassing both the ACM-G11’s eight sets of Xe-Cores and the subsequently released ACM-G12’s sixteen. Thus, the only plausible GPU it could be based on is the ACM-G10.
Yet, what’s confounding is Intel’s reticence to introduce the A580 to the market even a year after its announcement. At this year’s Innovation 2023, there was a noticeable dearth of updates pertaining to the Arc, and the rumored Alchemist+ remained elusive. Previously leaked presentations indicated a potential launch for the card in the third or fourth quarter of this year.
Current conjectures suggest that the Arc A580 may have been beleaguered by the Alchemist’s repeated delays, missing its strategic launch window, and thus might have been forsaken. After all, the ACM-G10 GPU is considerable in size, entailing high costs, and the A580’s performance is unlikely to imperil the dominance of NVIDIA and AMD’s latest offerings.
At present, Intel’s graphics division appears to be in rigorous preparation for next year’s Battlemage architecture. It’s ascertainable that the BMG-G10 GPU has materialized within Intel’s Malaysian packaging facility, currently undergoing rigorous tests. Channeling efforts toward the upcoming generation at this juncture seems to be the judicious choice.