Intel’s long-lost Arc A580 makes a sudden reappearance online. Does this mean that the GPU is about to make a launch? Is Intel about to challenge AMD and Nvidia at the lower end of the GPU spectrum and market?
Intel’s Long-Lost Arc A580
Despite the Arc A580 graphics card of Intel going missing in action for a whole lot of time, it however turns out that this very lower-mid-range Alchemist GPU could just be about to launch.
At least going by what VideoCardz just recently flagged up, namely that ASRock and Sparkle A580 graphics cards have both been seen online (via the Geizhals price comparison site). The ASRock model in question was highlighted by well-known leaker @momomo_us on X (which was formerly known as Twitter).
So, we have a bunch of box as well as product shots here as evidence, and the fact that two graphics card makers in question appear to be readying A580 offerings is a genuine and fairly strong sign that Intel has not really ditched the GPU in question after all.
The Names of the Graphics Cards
The graphics cards as you should know are the ASRock Arc A580 Challenger OC and the Sparkle A580 Orc. Both in question run with the very same specs that Intel initially announced some many moons ago, with 24 Xe-Cores as well as 8GB of GDDR6 video RAM. They also have a top clock speed of 2GHz along with a TDP of 175W.
Expert Analysis on the Reappearance of the GPUs
This here is a real surprise considering the fact that the Arc A580 was revealed well over a year ago by Intel, and since then hasn’t been mentioned. We have however seen the odd leaked benchmark on occasions, but nothing to seriously suggest that the Alchemist GPU was well inbound, and when Intel didn’t make mention about it at the recent Innovation event, well, we presumed that it was very much likely to have been canned.
So, with everything that has just recently happened and has been seen, we must eat our words here, as it now seems that the A580 is very much alive. There is however still a chance that these graphics cards will not be released, mind, as box pics as well as glimpses of hardware online don’t really make a product launch, of course. We will however need to officially hear from Intel that this very GPU in question exists before we can be sure of anything.
Should We Expect an Under-The-Radar Release?
That being said, given the way that Intel has acted with the A580, as well as all the radio silence, we wouldn’t really be surprised if the Alchemist GPU in question was given a stealth launch, and just suddenly got to turn up on shelves. (And now thinking about it, if an official reveal was the plan here, then it would surely have been scheduled for Innovation, so the likelihood of an under-the-radar release is probably quite very strong here).
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