When Intel unveiled the Arc branding for its high-performance consumer graphics devices last year, it used video games to illustrate what the line’s GPUs can achieve. The company’s newest Arc GPUs, on the other hand, aren’t designed for gaming at all: They were created for desktop and mobile workstations that run applications like Adobe Premiere Pro, Handbrake, and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Intel has released three Arc Pro variants, beginning with the Arc Pro A40, which features a “tiny, single-slot form factor.” The Arc Pro A50 is a step up with a bigger dual-slot form factor, whereas the A30M is designed exclusively for laptops.
All three models have ray tracing and machine learning capabilities, although their main specifications differ somewhat. For example, the A40 and A30M have 3.50 teraflops of graphics capability, whereas the A50 has 4.80 teraflops.
Both desktop variants have 6GB of RAM, while the laptop model has 4GB. In addition, all versions offer AV1 hardware encoding acceleration, an industry first according to Intel.
The new GPUs also include four mini-display connections and can handle two 8K monitors with a frame rate of 60Hz, one 5K 240Hz display, two 5K 120 Hz displays, or four 60 Hz 4K displays.
The cost of these new discrete GPUs for workstations has not yet been disclosed by Intel, although it did state that they will be available later this year “through key mobile and desktop ecosystem partners.”