Out of nowhere, Acer has officially announced its entry into the graphics card market with the introduction of the Predator BiFrost GPU. Twitter today. Surprisingly, this is not an Nvidia- or AMD-powered graphics card, but one powered by Intel’s new flagship GPU, the Arc A770.
The card itself is very impressive and features a never-before-seen design. It incorporates a blower-style fan in the center and a much larger non-blower design on the right. This gives the card a unique aesthetic with his two very different looking fans cooling the GPU.
At the very least, this unique cooling architecture makes this card easily stand out from the rest of the competition. This is good news for Acer if it plans to become popular in the GPU space.
This combination of blower and non-blower designs may actually be better in terms of performance. In theory, a central blower-style fan should push much of the card’s exhaust out the back of the case. This reduces the ambient temperature inside the chassis under load. This keeps the card cool and so do the other components in the system.
Aesthetically, the card features a metallic shroud with a black finish across the card, giving the card a mature look. Both fans incorporate her RGB lighting design, but the much larger rear fan features far more of his RGB lighting than the central fan. Finally, Acer embedded his Predator game logo on the side and illuminated it in RGB.
Powering the card are two 8-pin auxiliary power connections.
Introducing the all-new #IntelArc A770 GPU from @intelgraphics. It was named #PredatorBiFrost. Paving the way for a new generation of great games! pic.twitter.com/MmN4rAszItSeptember 30, 2022
Will the A770 be 8GB or 16GB?
Unfortunately, Acer only announced the name of the card and a picture of the GPU, without any details on the core specs. All we know is that it will be the A770 8GB or 16GB model.
Intel finally released full details about its higher-end Arc A750 and A770 GPUs yesterday, including pricing and release dates. All three models including the Arc A750 8GB, A770 8GB and A770 16GB will be available on October 12th and will be priced at $289, $329 and $349 respectively.
To refresh your memory, the Arc A750 8GB features 28 Xe cores, 3584 shader cores, 448 MXM engines (for AI such as XeSS AI upscaling), and a clock speed of 2050MHz. The memory system includes 16 Gbps modules operating on a 256-bit wide bus and 8 GB memory capacity.
This GPU represents the high-end range of Intel’s GPUs, but it’s certainly not their flagship.
Its title belongs to the Arc A770 and features 32 Xe cores, 4096 Shader cores, 512 MXM engines and a frequency of 2100MHz. As for memory, the cards come in 8GB and 16GB capacities, both running on 17.5Gbps memory modules and 256-bit wide buses. In this situation, the 16GB model only offers additional capacity. Unlike some of Nvidia’s products that increase memory and core counts along with higher memory capacities.
Be sure to check out the Arc A750 and unpack the A750. Also, stay tuned for the first review of the cards at a later date. Intel has shown impressive performance numbers with both cards competing favorably with his RTX 3060 in several titles. Hopefully our lab will have similar results.