Intel’s Discrete Mobile Graphics Family Arrives

For deca¬≠des, Intel has been a cham¬≠pi¬≠on for PC plat¬≠form inno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠on. We have deli¬≠ver¬≠ed gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons of CPUs that pro¬≠vi¬≠de the com¬≠pu¬≠ting hor¬≠se¬≠power for bil¬≠li¬≠ons of peo¬≠p¬≠le. We advan¬≠ced con¬≠nec¬≠ti¬≠vi¬≠ty through fea¬≠tures like USB, Thun¬≠der¬≠bolt‚ĄĘ and Wi-Fi. And in part¬≠ner¬≠ship with the PC eco¬≠sys¬≠tem, we deve¬≠lo¬≠ped the ground-brea¬≠king PCI archi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re and the Intel¬ģ Evo‚ĄĘ plat¬≠form, pushing the boun¬≠da¬≠ry for what mobi¬≠le pro¬≠ducts can do. 

Intel is uni¬≠que¬≠ly posi¬≠tio¬≠ned to deli¬≠ver PC plat¬≠form inno¬≠va¬≠tions that meet the ever-incre¬≠asing com¬≠pu¬≠ting demands of pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nals, con¬≠su¬≠mers, gamers and crea¬≠tors around the world. Now, we take the next big step. 


Today, we are offi¬≠ci¬≠al¬≠ly laun¬≠ching our Intel¬ģ Arc‚ĄĘ gra¬≠phics fami¬≠ly for lap¬≠tops, com¬≠ple¬≠ting the Intel plat¬≠form. The¬≠se are the first dis¬≠crete GPUs from our Intel Arc A‚ÄĎSeries gra¬≠phics port¬≠fo¬≠lio for lap¬≠tops, with our desk¬≠top and work¬≠sta¬≠tion pro¬≠ducts coming later this year. You can visit our News¬≠room for our launch video, pro¬≠duct details and tech¬≠ni¬≠cal demos, but I will sum¬≠ma¬≠ri¬≠ze the high¬≠lights of how our Intel Arc plat¬≠form and A‚ÄĎSeries mobi¬≠le GPU fami¬≠ly will deli¬≠ver hard¬≠ware, soft¬≠ware, ser¬≠vices and ‚Äď ulti¬≠m¬≠ate¬≠ly ‚Äď high-per¬≠for¬≠mance gra¬≠phics experiences.


  • New Lap¬≠tops with Intel Arc Gra¬≠phics: We‚Äôve part¬≠ne¬≠red with top OEMs to co-engi¬≠neer an ama¬≠zing lin¬≠e¬≠up of lap¬≠tops that fea¬≠ture new and impro¬≠ved gam¬≠ing and con¬≠tent crea¬≠ti¬≠on capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties with Intel Arc gra¬≠phics and 12th Gen Intel¬ģ Core‚ĄĘ pro¬≠ces¬≠sors. Many new sys¬≠tems with Intel Arc 3 gra¬≠phics will fea¬≠ture the Intel Evo platform‚Äôs trade¬≠mark respon¬≠si¬≠ve¬≠ness, bat¬≠tery life and Wi-Fi 6 con¬≠nec¬≠ti¬≠vi¬≠ty in thin-and-light form fac¬≠tors. Lap¬≠tops with Intel Arc 3 gra¬≠phics offer enhan¬≠ced 1080p gam¬≠ing and advan¬≠ced con¬≠tent crea¬≠ti¬≠on, and tho¬≠se with Intel Arc 5 and Intel Arc 7 gra¬≠phics will offer the same cut¬≠ting-edge, con¬≠tent-crea¬≠ti¬≠on capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties cou¬≠pled with increased gra¬≠phics and com¬≠pu¬≠ting per¬≠for¬≠mance. The first lap¬≠tops with Intel Arc 3 GPUs are available to pre¬≠or¬≠der now and will be fol¬≠lo¬≠wed by the more powerful designs with Intel Arc 5 and Intel Arc 7 gra¬≠phics in ear¬≠ly summer.
  • Unleas¬≠hing the Lap¬≠top Plat¬≠form: The foun¬≠da¬≠ti¬≠on of pro¬≠ducts with Intel Arc A‚ÄĎSeries GPUs and our plat¬≠form-level approach to gra¬≠phics inno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠on starts with our new Xe High Per¬≠for¬≠mance Gra¬≠phics micro¬≠ar¬≠chi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re (Xe HPG), which is engi¬≠nee¬≠red for gamers and crea¬≠tors. We have packed a ton of gre¬≠at tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy into Xe HPG, inclu¬≠ding powerful Xe-cores with Intel XMX AI engi¬≠nes, a gra¬≠phics pipe¬≠line opti¬≠mi¬≠zed for DirectX 12 Ulti¬≠ma¬≠te with hard¬≠ware acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on for ray tra¬≠cing, the Xe Media Engi¬≠ne tun¬≠ed to acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠te exis¬≠ting and future crea¬≠tor workloads and the Xe Dis¬≠play Engi¬≠ne rea¬≠dy for Dis¬≠play¬≠Po¬≠rt 2.0 UHBR10
    • Intel Xe Matrix Exten¬≠si¬≠ons (XMX) AI engi¬≠nes pro¬≠vi¬≠de more com¬≠pu¬≠te capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty for acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ting AI workloads. The¬≠se AI engi¬≠nes have 16 times the com¬≠pu¬≠te to com¬≠ple¬≠te AI infe¬≠ren¬≠cing ope¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons when com¬≠pared to tra¬≠di¬≠tio¬≠nal GPU vec¬≠tor units, which can increase per¬≠for¬≠mance in pro¬≠duc¬≠ti¬≠vi¬≠ty, gam¬≠ing and crea¬≠tor applications.
    • Xe Super Sam¬≠pling (XeSS) is our solu¬≠ti¬≠on that lever¬≠a¬≠ges the power of Intel Arc gra¬≠phics‚Äô XMX AI-engi¬≠nes to deli¬≠ver high-per¬≠for¬≠mance, AI-acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ted ups¬≠ca¬≠ling. XeSS is a novel ups¬≠ca¬≠ling tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy that uses deep lear¬≠ning to syn¬≠the¬≠si¬≠ze images that are very clo¬≠se to the qua¬≠li¬≠ty of nati¬≠ve high-res ren¬≠de¬≠ring. XeSS is coming in the sum¬≠mer and will be sup¬≠port¬≠ed on all pro¬≠ducts with Arc A‚ÄĎSeries graphics.
    • Intel Arc A‚ÄĎSeries GPUs are the first in the indus¬≠try to offer full AV1 hard¬≠ware acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on, inclu¬≠ding both encode and decode, deli¬≠ve¬≠ring fas¬≠ter video encode and hig¬≠her qua¬≠li¬≠ty strea¬≠ming while con¬≠sum¬≠ing the same inter¬≠net band¬≠width. We‚Äôve work¬≠ed with indus¬≠try part¬≠ners to ensu¬≠re that AV1 sup¬≠port is available today in many of the most popu¬≠lar media appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons, with broa¬≠der adop¬≠ti¬≠on expec¬≠ted this year. The AV1 codec will be a game chan¬≠ger for the future of video enco¬≠ding and streaming.
    • We‚Äôve inte¬≠gra¬≠ted Intel¬ģ Deep Link tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies to enable Intel Arc GPUs to work seam¬≠less¬≠ly with Intel CPUs and inte¬≠gra¬≠ted gra¬≠phics for a per¬≠for¬≠mance impro¬≠ve¬≠ment across gam¬≠ing, crea¬≠ting and strea¬≠ming workloads. Intel Deep Link enables dyna¬≠mic power sha¬≠ring, intel¬≠li¬≠gent¬≠ly dis¬≠tri¬≠bu¬≠ting power across the plat¬≠form to increase appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on per¬≠for¬≠mance up to 30% in crea¬≠ti¬≠on and com¬≠pu¬≠te-inten¬≠si¬≠ve appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons.With Hyper Encode and Hyper Com¬≠pu¬≠te, Deep Link allows mul¬≠ti-engi¬≠ne acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on in trans¬≠co¬≠ding and AI tasks. More details are available in our pro¬≠duct fact sheet.
  • Com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty Expe¬≠ri¬≠en¬≠ces: Our Intel Arc gra¬≠phics are more than ano¬≠ther pie¬≠ce of hard¬≠ware in your PC. They are your por¬≠tal to play and crea¬≠te. We have a dedi¬≠ca¬≠ted team focu¬≠sed on deli¬≠ve¬≠ring Day 0 game-rea¬≠dy dri¬≠vers, which you‚Äôll be able to track in our new Intel¬ģ Arc Con¬≠trol inter¬≠face, an all-in-one hub that puts you in full con¬≠trol of the gam¬≠ing expe¬≠ri¬≠ence. Intel Arc Con¬≠trol includes cus¬≠tom per¬≠for¬≠mance pro¬≠files, built-in strea¬≠ming, a vir¬≠tu¬≠al came¬≠ra, inte¬≠gra¬≠ted Game ON dri¬≠ver down¬≠loa¬≠ding, auto¬≠ma¬≠tic game cap¬≠tu¬≠re, and more. The app sup¬≠ports Intel¬ģ Iris X e gra¬≠phics and Intel Arc GPUs for a uni¬≠fied soft¬≠ware expe¬≠ri¬≠ence. By working with our deve¬≠lo¬≠per part¬≠ners, we are making a gro¬≠wing port¬≠fo¬≠lio of Intel-opti¬≠mi¬≠zed games and mul¬≠ti¬≠me¬≠dia appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons available to dis¬≠crete gra¬≠phics cus¬≠to¬≠mers through spe¬≠cial launch bund¬≠les. Bund¬≠les will vary based on the sys¬≠tem and the regi¬≠on, but the first of the¬≠se gamer and crea¬≠tor bund¬≠les is rol¬≠ling out in April with the launch of our A‚ÄĎSeries mobi¬≠le pro¬≠ducts. Our goal is to deli¬≠ver some¬≠thing new and fun to the com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty every day of the year. We invi¬≠te you to con¬≠nect with us and join the con¬≠ver¬≠sa¬≠ti¬≠on on our Intel Insi¬≠ders discord.

Loo¬≠king Ahead 

Today marks the first step in our jour¬≠ney. You‚Äôll see Intel Arc gra¬≠phics con¬≠ti¬≠nue to impro¬≠ve and evol¬≠ve, with new fea¬≠tures and an ever-expan¬≠ding eco¬≠sys¬≠tem coming throug¬≠hout the year. And for desk¬≠top enthu¬≠si¬≠asts, our Intel Arc gra¬≠phics add-in-cards will be coming this sum¬≠mer. 2 

We are exci¬≠ted, and we hope you are too. It‚Äôs going to be a big year for Intel Arc graphics. 

Roger Chand¬≠ler is vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger of Gra¬≠phics and Gam¬≠ing Team at Intel Corporation. 




1‚ÄĮPerformance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at‚Äč (graphics and accelerators). Results may vary. 

All product plans and roadmaps are subject to change without notice.