Recently, Tom Petersen, Intel’s academician in charge of graphics technology innovation, and Ryan Shrout, director of GPU business marketing, were interviewed by PC Games Hardware
and Digital Foundry
, confirming that two mid-to-high-end Alchemist (DG2) graphics cards, the ARC A770 and A750, will be released soon.
Tom Petersen also confirmed the performance of ARC A770
, saying that it is generally between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, and will be stronger than AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT. The Xe-HPG architecture can provide ray tracing performance similar to the Ampere architecture. Although there have been rumors in the past that the performance of the ARC A770 is comparable to that of the GeForce RTX 3070, but at present, it should not be reached.
Intel also explained the video memory of ARC A770 and A750. ARC A770 supports 8GB or 16GB video memory configuration, Limited Edition only provides a 16GB version, and Intel ARC A750 only has an 8GB memory configuration. This means that Intel’s partners can choose to launch the ARC A770 with 8GB of video memory.
Intel is currently working on driver optimizations for systems that lack Resizable-BAR support. If the platform used does not support Resizable-BAR, the performance of ARC GPU may drop by 40%. This situation is unlikely to change for the first generation of ARC GPUs, but Intel will work hard to address this issue in future architectures.
Intel confirmed that the Limited Edition graphics cards of the ARC A770 and A750 will be available for purchase from Intel’s official website after the release. Partners will introduce custom-designed graphics cards, but Intel has not confirmed which manufacturers will be. Tom Petersen admits that launching ARC A3 series graphics cards in China first was not the best choice and it didn’t work, the delay was not a shortage of supply, and there was a lack of preparation.