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.
Despite some rumors to the contrary, there is no Intel Arc A780 and there was never planned to be an A780. Let’s just settle that debate. 🤣
— Ryan Shrout (@ryanshrout) July 16, 2022
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.
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.
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.