Out of nowhere, Acer has introduced its entry into the graphics card market formally, with the introduction of its Predator BiFrost GPU on Twitter right now. Surprisingly, it is not an Nvidia or AMD-powered graphics card however one that includes Intel’s new Arc A770 flagship GPU.
The cardboard itself may be very placing and encompasses a design we have by no means seen earlier than. It incorporates a blower-style fan within the center and a a lot bigger non-blower fan design to the correct. This provides the cardboard a novel aesthetic, with two very different-looking followers cooling the GPU.
On the very least, this distinctive cooling structure will make the cardboard simply stand out from the remainder of its opponents, which is an effective factor for Acer if it plans to achieve recognition within the GPU house.
This mix of a blower and non-blower design may truly be good by way of efficiency. The blower-style fan within the center ought to, in concept, push a whole lot of the cardboard’s exhaust air out the rear of the case, which is able to cut back ambient temperatures throughout the chassis underneath load. This may also help maintain the cardboard cool and maintain different elements throughout the system cool as effectively.
Aesthetically the cardboard encompasses a metallic-looking shroud with a black end over the whole lot of the cardboard – giving the cardboard a mature look. Each followers incorporate RGB lighting designs, however the a lot bigger rear fan options considerably extra RGB lighting in comparison with the center fan. Lastly, Acer has embedded its Predator gaming emblem on the facet, and RGB illuminated it.
Powering the cardboard are two 8-pin supplementary energy connections.
Introducing the all new @intelgraphics #IntelArc A770 GPU, which we have christened #PredatorBiFrost. Paving the way in which for a brand new era of gaming superior! pic.twitter.com/MmN4rAszItSeptember 30, 2022
Will it Be an A770 8GB or 16GB?
Sadly, all Acer introduced was the cardboard’s title and an image of the GPU, with no particulars about core specs. All we all know is that it is going to be an A770 8GB or 16GB mannequin.
Intel lastly introduced full particulars on its increased trim Arc A750 and A770 GPUs simply yesterday, together with costs and a launch date. All three fashions, together with the Arc A750 8GB, A770 8GB and A770 16GB, shall be launching on October twelfth, that includes costs at $289, $329 and $349, respectively.
To refresh your reminiscence, the Arc A750 8GB will characteristic 28 Xe Cores, 3584 shader cores, 448 MXM engines (for AI stuff like XeSS AI upscaling), and a clock pace of 2050MHz. The reminiscence system contains 16Gbps modules working on a 256-bit large bus and 8GB of reminiscence capability.
This GPU will symbolize the higher-end vary of Intel’s GPUs, however it’s actually not the flagship half.
That title belongs to the Arc A770, which options 32 Xe cores, 4096 Shader cores, 512 MXM engines and a frequency of 2100MHz. For reminiscence, the cardboard will are available in 8GB and 16GB capacities – each of which function on 17.5Gbps reminiscence modules and a 256-bit large bus. On this scenario, all of the 16GB mannequin provides is additional capability – in contrast to a few of Nvidia’s counterparts which increase reminiscence and/or core counts together with the upper reminiscence capability.
You should definitely try our unboxing of the Arc A750 and A750, and keep tuned for our preliminary evaluation of the playing cards at a later date. Intel confirmed off some spectacular efficiency numbers, with each playing cards competing favorably in opposition to the RTX 3060 in a number of titles. Hopefully, we’ll see comparable ends in our labs.