The Intel Arc A580 is expected to compete with Nvidia’s RTX 3050 and AMD’s Radeon RX 6600. After a delay of over a year, budget graphics cards for desktop PCs are now available. Initial test reports drew mixed conclusions.
Intel’s Arc A580 was already expected in mid-2022, but the manufacturer has now announced the worldwide availability of the desktop graphics card after a considerable delay. Intel has not yet given an official price for Germany; Suggested retail price 179 USD. Currently only one custom model from AsRock is available from German dealers 215 euros Given that VAT is not included in the US price listed, it should correspond to the normal price here. Intel will only sell graphics cards through partners and will not offer its own version.
185 watt power consumption
The graphics unit is the ACM-G10, which is also installed in the A750 and A770, and is manufactured by TSMC using the N6 process. Of the 32 Xe cores, only 24 are activated in the A580. Keeps GPU clocking Up to 1.7 GHz in boost And has a power consumption of 185 watts. Eight gigabytes of GDDR6 memory A 256-bit interface and a transfer rate of 512 gigabits per second are also available. The Arc A580 connects via PCIe 4.0 and supports HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4 and more. Video format AV1.
Intel advertises graphics cards Gaming in Full-HD (1080p) with medium to high graphics settings. Upsampling via Intel’s XeSS is said to boost frame rates in games by an average of 63 percent. With the model, the manufacturer wants to beat the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 (~240 euros) and the AMD Radeon RX 6600 (~215 euros). However, the Arc A750 is available in stores from around 240 euros. According to early test reports, the Arc A580 is actually faster than competing models, especially in ray tracing games. However, due to the lack of low-power operation, the power consumption is relatively high, and not only under load.
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