Intel has formally unveiled the Arc A310 graphics card after months of rumors, teasers, conjecture, and the Arc A380’s half-launch (opens in new tab). It is something, if not the RTX 40 killer we would have hoped for. This news is unexpected given how extensively Arc has been covered in the tech media over the past two years. It’s debatable whether this is because of its understated character or because Intel purposefully made it a low-key rollout. Even if they are unattractive to players, these cards do have a position in the market.
You wouldn’t purchase the A310 to play Cyberpunk 2077 in 4K with ray tracing. In actuality, you wouldn’t use it at 720p on low settings. According to its specifications, it is made to provide video signals for computers without integrated graphics.
Six Xe cores, 4GB of GDDR6 memory over a 64-bit bus, a graphics speed of 2000MHz, and a 75W TDP are important features. It so competes with AMD’s RX 6400(opens in new tab) and more potent CPUs with integrated graphics. There are undoubtedly discrete choices. Full height dual slot coolers might appear excessive, yet dual slot cards are unavoidable assuming partners provide their own versions.