Intel announces dedicated graphics cards for publishing professionals

Intel Arc Pro comes in two models for workstations and one for laptops.


Intel revealed its new line of  Arc Pro graphics cards , dedicated especially for workstations and laptops.

Arc Pro comes to complement the input graphics cards presented by the company at the beginning of the year , thus trying to enter a market dominated by NVIDIA and AMD.

Arc Pro and its promises

The new graphics cards are intended to be ideal for those architecture, design or 3D animation professionals, bringing support for ray tracing, machine learning and V1 hardware encoding.

The Intel Arc Pro A40 and A50 are focused for workstations. The first comes with 3.5 teraflops of power, eight ray tracing cores, and 6GB of GDRR6 memory. The second improves the power to 4.8 teraflops and increases the maximum power from 50 to 75 W.

The Intel Arc Pro A30 is dedicated for laptops and comes with similar specs as the A40 , but only 4GB of memory.

Will they have space in the market?

Intel cards are less powerful than NVIDIA cards (the RTX 20 series starts with 6GB of GDRR6 memory and 8 teraflops), but they can try to conquer part of the market if they come out at a good sale price, also taking advantage of the fact that they consume less Energy.

Intel says that if you use Adobe Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve Studios, or Blender, these cards are for you. For gamers, it will also be possible to play, but they are not made for that specific purpose.

Intel Arc Pro cards will hit the market “later this year” at prices that are still a mystery.