While Intel itself is delaying the full-fledged announcement of Arc desktop video cards and their launch on the market, pricing and positioning data have leaked to the Web.
As you can see, we are waiting for five models from Arc A310 up to Arc A770.
Arc A310, as we expected, will be positioned lower than the GeForce GTX 1650 – at the level of the GTX 1050 Ti, that is, approximately at the level of the more recent GTX 1630. And this will be a price segment of $ 99 and below.
The Arc A380 will play in the $100-$150 segment, playing roughly against the GTX 1650. At the same time, it will consume only 75 watts and offer 6 GB of memory, which other cards do not offer in this segment.
Interestingly, Intel will have nothing in the $150-200 segment, while the Arc A580 will already cost $200-300. Judging by the image, closer to the lower border. Here it will compete with the GeForce RTX 3050.
Further, in the same price segment of 300-400 dollars, both Arc A750 and Arc A770 will immediately be located. They will compete with the GeForce RTX 3060/Radeon RX 6600 and RTX 3060 Ti/RX 6650 XT, respectively. Also on the image you can see the amount of memory and TDP of each model. And here, too, there is a very curious situation: junior cards have power consumption at or below the level of competitors, while older cards, on the contrary, have a worse situation with this indicator than AMD and Nvidia solutions.
However, this is not the most important thing here. The fact is that the Arc desktop line will fully enter the market at the end of summer at best, and even then, not everything is clear with this even according to the statements of Intel itself. And in the fall, AMD and Nvidia will present their new 3D cards of the Radeon RX 7000 and GeForce RTX 40 lines. And the same RX 7600 XT with RX 6900 XT performance will cost $400 or less. How Intel Arc cards will compete with these new products is completely unclear. But Intel still has about six months before the release of mid-budget cards of the new generation.