Intel continues to mock its first Arc generation discrete graphics card. It has now become known that the memory frequency of the adapter is slightly lower than the company originally stated.
The new specifications point to a frequency of 15.5 GHz rather than the 16 GHz that was originally specified by the company at the time of the announcement. Of course, such a difference in practice is completely uncritical, but there is too much confusion around the Arc A380 from the very beginning.
Recall that it has recently become clear that the performance of the card is approximately equal to the Radeon RX 6400, and not ahead of it by 25%. In addition, there are questions regarding the compatibility of the adapter with processors and motherboards. Today we also wrote about the ultra-high prices for the adapter in China, but this may be a problem in the early days.
But that’s not all. The sources also say that while the Arc A380 supports the HDMI 2.1 specification, Intel has left it up to partners to implement support for the standard. As a result, the same card from Gunnir only supports HDMI 2.0.
AMD is asking $6,500 for its most powerful processor yet. Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 CPU Pricing Revealed
AMD has finally revealed the official prices for the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 processors. Recall that they are now available as part of ready-made workstations, but later this year they will also go to retail.
So, the prices for the CPU are as follows:
- Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX – $6,500
- Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5975WX – $3,300
- Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5965WX – $2400
Thus, new items are significantly more expensive than their predecessors. For example, the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX started at $5,490, while the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3975WX was $2,750. There was no 24-core CPU in the previous line, so it will not work to compare prices here.
Also in the new line there are more models with 16 and 12 cores, but their prices have not yet been named.
Recall that the Ryzen Threadripper 5000 line is represented exclusively by Pro models. There will be no regular versions, but instead, the Pro models will go to retail and anyone can buy them.
AMD’s revenue will be hit hard by the success of Intel’s new processors. Ryzen desktop CPU sales to fall 26% year-on-year
Analysts at Morgan Stanley believe that AMD’s revenue from the sale of desktop processors will fall by a considerable 26% by the end of the year.
There are several reasons for this. First, the success of competing Intel Alder Lake processors. Secondly, and directly related to the first point, AMD’s lack of new desktop processors in 2022. The current Ryzen 5000s have been out for over a year and a half, and while they compete quite well with Intel’s new products, AMD still needs to cut prices. Thirdly, the market as a whole is also to blame, in which there is a drop in demand.
In the second half of the year, AMD will release completely new Ryzen 7000 CPUs, but for most of the year AMD has to make do with old processors, so the new ones simply do not have time to offset the drop in sales as a whole for the year. However, already in 2023, analysts expect AMD’s revenue to decline by only 2%.
At the same time, we can recall that AMD continues to increase its share in the processor market, that is, its sales are generally growing.
New Intel video driver gets support for Arc A770M and A550M 3D cards
Intel has released new beta drivers for Intel Arc Alchemist Discrete Desktop and Mobile GPUs and 12th Gen Intel Xe-LP Integrated Graphics. One of the innovations there was support for mid-range and high-end A770M and A550M gaming graphics cards, which may indicate their imminent appearance on the market.
In addition, Intel has made it possible to disable built-in performance optimizations for applications. At the moment, the drivers are optimized for the 3DMark Timespy and Port Royale test applications, so the video cards show their power well in them. However, for the same reason, these data are not included in the overall statistics of the UL Benchmarks organization.
There is also support for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, F1 2022 and Arcadegeddon as part of the Game On program. And in some games, bugs have been fixed. The list of projects with fixes looks like this:
- Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition (DX12);
- Horizon Zero Dawn (DX12);
- F1 2020 (DX12);
- Crossfire (DX9);
- Euro Truck Simulator 2 (DX11);
- The Sims 4 (DX9);
- Ghostwire: Tokyo (DX12).
Earlier it became known that a discrete Intel graphics card can also be “registered” in the Ayaneo Next II portable console. True, that will most likely be Arc A350M or A370M.
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