A limited-edition Arc graphics card is set to arrive this summer.
Release dates are hard to trust these days, but Intel says its Arc series of discrete desktop graphics cards will arrive in the next few months, as promised.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, who recently gave a troubling prediction about chip supply shortages, said late last week that the company’s desktop graphics cards would release in Q2, meaning sometime before July. He said more SKUs would arrive later in the year, suggesting the first batch of desktop cards would be released in waves, echoing the mobile launch.
“AXG [Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group] is on track. And we launched the mobile SKUs. We’ll have the desktop SKUs coming in Q2. And we’ll have more SKUs as we go through the year as well. We’ll be filling out the product line,” Gelsinger said in a financial call, as PC Gamer reports.
Mobile Intel Graphics Cards
Earlier this month, Intel released its Arc 3 mobile graphics card while teasing Arc 5 and Arc 7 cards. Arc 3 promises 2x performance over integrated graphics and acts as the company’s entry-level cards for ultra-thin laptops not meant exclusively for gaming. They are supposedly shipping to laptop makers Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and others, though actual products with Arc 3 are hard to find right now (and the few that exist are rather expensive).