Intel Arc

On Wednesday, Intel announced Arc, its formal entry into the discrete GPU Game

The Intel Arc discrete GPU will be released on Wednesday, marking the company’s official entry into the discrete GPU market. Tune in on March 30th at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Intel is preparing to offer a live demonstration of its new Arc laptop GPUs on Wednesday, to coincide with the launch of the new laptops. This would be the first time we’ve heard anything official about these new GPUs since an Intel investors’ event a couple of months ago.

“OEM devices with Arc GPUs will be introduced before the end of this month,” according to an Intel tweet. The date and timing of the broadcast were revealed on a landing page for the livestream that was discovered a few of weeks ago, thereby spoiling the surprise of the event.

It appears that Intel is preparing at least five different notebook SKUs, ranging from high-end discrete graphics with 512 EUs and 16GB VRAM to a low-end SKU with 96 EUs and 4GB VRAM, so ensuring that there is a laptop GPU to suit every budget.

We are hoping to have a better understanding of the gaming capabilities of these GPUs during the presentation, as well as what the pricing will be for OEMs who will be employing these discrete graphics cards. We anticipate that these Intel processors will compete in the lower-to-mid-range laptop market, which is always a welcome development.

Due to the fact that the debut of Intel Arc desktop GPUs has been postponed until June, we do not expect much from the company. When it comes to the debut of the Arc desktop GPUs, Intel wants to make sure everything goes smoothly, especially at a time when its competitors’ video cards are not only back in stock, but also decreasing in price. Well, they’re lower than they were before.

This is also an excellent opportunity to see how XeSS works in practise. Intel’s AI upscaling technology promises a two-fold increase in performance, which is encouraging, especially on low-cost laptops.

We’ll put these Intel Arc laptops through their paces as soon as we get our hands on review samples, and we’ll see if Intel’s return to the GPU scene makes a significant difference in the extremely competitive GPU battle.