Intel has been teasing its Arc GPU lineup for a while now, and has finally launched its A-series Intel Arc GPU models. The Intel Arc 3 series comprises A350M and A370M models, and are set to arrive in thin-and-light laptops. They will be available in the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro, as well as models from other manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, and Samsung.
However, you’ll have to wait a bit for the Arc 5 (A550M) and two Arc 7 (A730M and A770M) models which are set to launch in the “early summer”.
The two Arc 3 GPUs are based on the lower-end die—the ACM-G11. On the other hand, the Arc 5 and Arc 7 are based on the larger ACM-G10. The Arc 3 GPUs are dedicated for laptops, while the desktop and workstation versions are set to launch later this year.
Intel Arc 3 Series Specifications, Features
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The Intel Arc 3 series comprises A350M and A370M models. The A350M consists of 6 Xe-cores, 6 ray tracing cores, and 1150MHz graphics. The A370M includes 8 Xe-cores, 8 ray tracing units, and 1550MHz graphics clock. The Arc A350M has a 25 to 35W power rating and the A370M has a slightly higher rating of 35 to 50W. Both models have 4GB GDDR6 memory and 64-bit wide memory bus.
When it comes to gaming, the Arc A370M promises performance of over 60fps at 1080p. Intel says that its new Arc Control software will offer various community features, streaming and camera controls, performance profiles, along with in-game events and rewards.
The Arc 3 GPU features the XMX AI engine which will drive the XeSS—Intel’s version of Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). Additionally, it will facilitate machine learning and AI-acceleration. Intel has announced 14 games that will support XeSS, including titles such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Death Stranding, and Hitman III.