Intel has teased the build and aesthetics of the Arc A770 Limited Edition graphics card during IEM 2022. The event showcased the top-end Arc Alchemist GPU, allowing a closer look at the heatsink, fans, and the backplate. The card features an 8+6 pin power connected for a maximum of 300W of power from the cables and the PCIe bus.
In terms of the I/O, we can see three DisplayPort, and one HDMI port for connecting up to four displays. These graphics cards are expected to support DP 1.4a, and HDMI 2.0b for blazing-fast bandwidths. Intel has already launched the lower-end Arc mobile GPUs in Asia with the higher-end models and desktop SKUs planned for a late Q2 release.
The Arc A770 will be the flagship of Intel’s 1st Gen GPU lineup. It’s expected to compete with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti to 3070 with 4,096 ALUs across 32 Xe cores and 16GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit bus.
Meanwhile, German laptop-maker CLEVO has teased the Arc A770M which will be paired with Alder Lake-H in its coming X270 gaming laptops. The A770M will be the mobile counterpart of the A770 featuring the same die with 32 Xe cores and 4,096 shaders and 16GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit bus. The graphics core will run at a boost clock of 1,650MHz, courtesy of TSMC’s N6 node. The GPU is expected to have a peal TDP of 150W.
This heavy-weight will be cooled using seven heat pipes (3 for the GPU, 4 for the CPU) and dual-fans, one placed on the CPU, and the other on the GPU. Liquid Metal TIM (Thermal Interface Material) will also be used to maximize the CPU heat dissipation, reducing the temps by up to 10C in intensive multi-threaded workloads. The Arc A770M should start showing up in gaming laptops starting from the fourth or late third quarter of the year.