Next we have the ACM-G11, the GPU at the heart of the heavily-covered Arc A380 card. The ACM-G11 in the Arc A380 has 8 Xe Cores enabled, with 6GB of GDDR6 on a 96-bit bus. A cut-down Arc A310 will be available at some point with only 4GB of GDDR6, dropping down to a 64-bit bus.
The Top SKU is Under $400
Pricing is a big part of the story, naturally, with the MSRP range for even the top SKU, the A770, listed between $349 and $399 USD. At this price point you get what may sit just below AMD’s Radeon RX 6650 XT and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, based on positioning on the slide (if all of this ends of being official, of course).
The remaining prices make sense as the lineup is segmented in a typical fashion, with Intel clearly eyeing value-oriented gamers with this series. We talked about the A770’s price at the top, and at the bottom of the table the $99 Arc A310 sits below the A380’s known $129-$139 pricing.
Will these cards be disruptive in the DIY market? Will they ever be a part of the DIY market in the USA? At least one of those is probably going to happen. It’s also nice to see a sub-$100 MSRP on something again – though price/performance of an Arc A310 card with half the Xe Cores of the A380 (not to mention less memory bandwidth) might be tough even at that price.
As usual, we wait with baited breath.