Intel is taking a gradual and staggered roll out for its Arc collection of discrete GPUs, having already launched a couple of SKUs in cellular and the A380 on the desktop (in China). More first-generation Arc releases are coming. Among them can be Intel’s first workstation graphics playing cards based mostly on Arc, two of which have seemingly appeared in SiSoftware’s SANDRA database.
Obviously on the subject of leak of this nature now we have to take care of a stage of skepticism. Even if the designations are actual (which we suspect they’re on this case), it does not essentially imply the specs and any efficiency figures are consultant of the ultimate product. That’s simply the character of early silicon (engineering samples) and leaks usually.
That little disclaimer out of the way in which, what now we have listed below are numerous particulars surrounding Intel’s Arc Pro A50 and Arc Pro A40 graphics playing cards (hat tip to @momomo_us on Twitter for recognizing the itemizing). At a look, the benchmark leak suggests the Arc Pro A50 will function the complete Arc ACM-G11 GPU, an Xe-HPG half with 8 Xe cores, 128 execution models, and 1,024 FP32 cores.
Source: SiSoftware SANDRA
The itemizing additionally signifies a 2.45GHz GPU clock, 6GB of GDDR6 reminiscence linked to a 96-bit reminiscence bus, and 1MB of L2 cache.
These leaked specs are almost the identical because the Arc A380 (8 Xe cores, 128 EUs, 2 render slices, 6GB GDDR6, 96-bit bus, 186GB/s reminiscence bandwidth, 2GHz base GPU clock, 2.45GHz increase clock, 75W). So the Arc A50 Pro is wanting like an expert model of the A380, or shenanigans are at play. It’s additionally potential that SANDRA is misreading issues.
The database entry clumps the Arc Pro A50/A40 collectively, so if we assume the itemizing is correct, the Arc Pro A40 mannequin can be a tamer configuration ultimately. Or we might be wanting on the tamer Arc Pro A40 config already, and the Arc Pro 50 will function larger finish specs. There’s simply no manner of realizing for certain without delay.
Looking on the efficiency metric within the Arc Pro A50/A40 benchmark leak, the cardboard(s) posted an anemic consequence that’s larger than solely 2.69 p.c of ranked outcomes. We’d warning in opposition to studying an excessive amount of into that, as we don’t know what the circumstances are behind this leak. Unless one thing is very incorrect, we might anticipate a markedly higher consequence when the workstation playing cards truly ship.
As for timing, Intel said earlier this yr that its desktop playing cards wold ship within the second quarter (and it technically hit that time-frame with the A380 launch abroad), adopted by skilled fashions for workstations within the third quarter. Throw in its cellular SKUs, and Intel anticipates transport 4 million discrete Arc GPUs by the tip of this yr.