When Intel announced its Arc A series graphics card lineup for desktops last year, the company announced four graphics cards: Arc A770, Arc A750, Arc A580, and Arc A380. However, for unknown reasons, the Arc A580 based on the reduced ACM-G10 GPU never made it to market. However, anyone with access to the alleged Arc A580 graphics card Tested with GFXBench 5.0 (via @Komachi_Ensaka) as well as its performance figures uploaded to the database. As with any unofficial benchmark, take the numbers with a grain of salt.
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The alleged Intel Arc A580 was tested with GFXBench 5.0 using the Vulkan-based renderer. The results look strange as the unannounced device lags significantly when compared to Intel’s Arc A770. This could be due to a variety of causes, including immature drivers for unreleased products, specific hardware or software issues, or bogus results. But at least this device significantly outperforms Intel’s Arc A380.
Note that GFXBench (a cross-platform graphics benchmark designed to test everything from smartphones to high-end gaming desktops) is not the best way to judge the performance of desktop PC hardware, as it does not test advanced features of modern GPUs such as real-time ray tracing and cannot push high-end graphics cards to their limits.
Intel’s Arc A580 graphics card was intended to use the ACM-G10 graphics processor with only 3072 stream processors enabled and 8GB of memory. This product will undercut Intel’s Arc A770 (4096 SP) and Arc A750 (3584 SP) and will serve as the company’s cheapest solution for gamers. Intel was going to use a heavily pared-down ACM-G10 GPU for this product, so they could probably supply a lot of such graphics cards, but for some reason decided not to launch it. That’s probably because the high-end A770 and A750 can barely compete with mid-range products from AMD and Nvidia.
It’s hard to guess if this benchmark release is meant to show that Intel is still going ahead with the launch and intends to offer a super cheap solution for gamers, or if someone is just playing with a pre-production sample. Of course, we cannot exclude the possibility that the results are simply fake.