Roughly around a year ago, Intel introduced its first-ever graphics card lineup known as Intel Arc.
The lineup included a total of five graphics cards, including the likes of the Intel Arc A750, A380, and more. While four of the graphics cards are already available on the market, the Intel Arc A580 never saw the light of day.
However, Intel appears to be gearing up for its long-awaited launch. According to an Australian listing from Geizhals, the Arc A580 is finally coming to the market.
This mid-tier graphics card from Intel will feature 24 XE-Cores, 384 XMX engines, 24 RT Units, a clock frequency of 1700 MHz, and 8GB GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus.
Geizhals has listed two models of the Intel Arc A580 on its website, which include the AsRock and Sparkle variants. Both of them will feature 8GB of memory, but they will ship with different boost frequencies.
The Asrock Arc A580 Challenger OC and Sparkle A580 ORC feature dual-pin power connectors running at a 2,000 MHz frequency along with a max TDP of 175W. However, not much is known about the performance of this Intel graphics card.
The graphics card is expected to perform like the Intel Arc A750, but the full picture will be clear once official benchmarks are released.
Compared to last year, Intel has a lot of competition from both Nvidia and AMD. Its closest rivals in terms of power and performance are the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 and Radeon RX 7600. Both graphics cards are priced above $200.
In the end, the success of the new Intel Arc A580 graphics card will solely depend on how well it is priced relative to today’s market. The Intel Arc A750 is already selling for around $220, so the new graphics card will be required to offer better pricing.
Intel has also been regularly optimizing its drivers to support the Arc graphics card lineup, coming a long way since its launch. If everything goes according to Intel’s plan, the upcoming Intel Arc A580 might be the best-performing graphics card in the budget segment.
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