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Intel Arc: the first Intel graphics cards will arrive in late May/early June
After months of vague announcements from Intel, insiders have finally clarified the American's schedule.
For several years now, all PC gamers have been waiting for a third player to join the duel between AMD and NVIDIA. A third player for the world of graphics cards to experience renewed competition. Everyone thought that this player would arrive quickly after Intel's first announcements in this area: the American company had expressed its desire to make a comeback in the dedicated graphics card segment, but it took an incredibly long time to clarify its schedule.
In April, we were all waiting to hear more about the so-called desktop models, but Intel really only had laptop solutions - and still far from the top end - to present. What's worse, when it came to presenting these mobile solutions, Intel had no word on desktop graphics cards and even Intel's most assertive supporters were starting to worry: all this "lost" time is bringing us closer to the release of new generations from AMD and NVIDIA. While Intel continues to be very discreet, insiders are finally clarifying things a bit.
It would be a question of a release in several stages for these graphics cards that Intel should officially unveil during the next Computex. Intel would have the idea of marketing two models from late May / early June: the A380 and A750. For the first, we talk about performance at the level of a GeForce GTX 1650 and a price around 150 dollars. The second one is more muscular and will cost around 350 dollars for a performance equivalent to a GeForce RTX 3060.
In a second phase, perhaps during the month of July, Intel would have the idea of launching a third model, the A580, which would be halfway between the two cards mentioned above: costing around 280 dollars, it would offer performance close to that of a GeForce RTX 3050. Finally, there is still the question of the "higher end", as Intel has already announced its intention to compete with the GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3070 Ti. Problem, the Intel A770 and A780 were not mentioned by these insiders. So it could be that they will arrive a little later. Too late?