Intel introduced Arc Pro graphics cards for workstations. It will launch two desktop and one laptop graphics cards under the professional lineup of the Arc brand.
The Intel Arc Pro series has been ambitiously introduced . When Intel introduced the Arc brand for high-performance consumer graphics products last year, it showed what the series’ graphics cards can do using video games, but the company’s latest Arc graphics cards are not for gaming.
The new graphics card lineup is designed for desktop and mobile workstations running applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Handbrake and DaVinci Resolve Studio. Intel launched the Arc Pro series in three models, starting with the “small, single-slot form factor” Arc Pro A40 . The Arc Pro A50 is a top model and has a larger dual slot form; The A30M , on the other hand, was designed specifically for laptops.
Intel Arc Pro Series Features
All three models have built-in ray tracing and machine learning capabilities, but their key features are slightly different. For example, the A40 and A30M have 3.50 teraflops of graphics power, while the A50 has 4.80 teraflops of graphics power. Both desktop models will come with 6GB of memory, while the one for laptops will come with 4GB.
All models will also support AV1 hardware encoding acceleration , which Intel says is an industry first . The new Intel Arc Pro series will also have four mini display ports for multi-display setups and will be able to support two 8K displays with 60Hz refresh rate, one 5K 240Hz display, two 5K 120Hz displays or four 60Hz 4K displays.
Intel has yet to reveal how much these new discrete graphics cards for workstations will cost, but said they will be available from “leading mobile and desktop ecosystem partners” starting later this year.