Intel Never Planned To Release the Arc A780, Refutes Latest Rumors

In a surprising turn of events, the alleged fastest Arc GPU namely the Arc A780 will never see the light of day as it was apparently not a part of the roster from the start. Ryan Shrout (from Intel’s Marketing Team) stated that Intel never had plans to make the Arc A780, which was allegedly considered to be Intel Arc‘s flagship GPU.

https://twitter.com/ryanshrout/status/1548430503644057605

Recently, during a presentation in Taiwan , Intel’s Arc A-Series lineup was leaked showing the Arc A770, which is now the flagship GPU, competing against the RTX 3060 Ti and the RX 6650 XT while costing less. In a similar fashion, the A750 was also placed on par with the RX 6600 and the RTX 3060

Intel’s leaked slide | Wccftech

This statement from Ryan Shrout contradicts Intel’s original DG2 lineup which showed one or more SKUs from the Alchemist series that were competing with the RTX 3070 and the RX 6700 XT. It seems as if Intel is now backtracking.

This could have been brought into effect to alleviate the burden on the chip supply so that the other GPUs can be produced in higher quantities or because Intel’s final results for the G11 chips may not be upto the mark.

Intel’s original plan for the Arc Alchemist series | 无限度XUR via Baidu
The Limited Edition of the Arc GPUs which Intel brought up many times is just a reference edition with RGB lighting. The Arc A750 and the Arc A770 may feature such a quote-unquote ‘Limited Edition‘.
 

Keeping all these leaks in mind, the Arc A780 was never announced and thus ended up being cancelled. So, the fate of other unannounced GPUs such as the Arc A350, Arc A550 still remains unclear.

Intel’s proposed lineup for the Arc series
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