Intel introduces Arch Pro GPUs for workstations
It launched two desktop and one laptop GPUs under its Arch branding Pro lineup.
When Intel introduced the Arch branding to its high-performance consumer graphics products last year, it showed off what the line’s GPUs could do using video games. The company’s latest Arch GPUs, however, aren’t for gaming at all: they were designed for desktop and mobile workstations running apps like Adobe Premiere Pro, Handbrake and DaVinci Resolve Studio. Intel has launched its Arc Pro lineup with three models, starting with the Arc Pro A40 that features a “small, single-slot form factor.” The Arc Pro A50 is a step up and has a larger dual-slot form factor, while the A30M is made specifically for laptops.
All three models offer built-in ray tracing and machine learning capabilities, but their key specs differ slightly from each other. The A40 and A30M, for example, have 3.50 teraflops of graphical power, while the A50 has 4.80 teraflops. Both the desktop models come with 6GB of memory, while the laptop comes with 4GB. Furthermore, all models support AV1 hardware encoding acceleration in an industry first from Intel. The new GPU also has four mini-display ports for multiple screen setups and can support two 8K displays with a refresh rate of 60Hz, one 5K 240Hz display, two 5K 120 Hz displays, or four 60 Hz 4K displays.
Intel has yet to reveal how much these new discrete GPUs for workstations will cost, but said they will be available later this year from “leading mobile and desktop ecosystem partners.”