- Intel finally released its new budget graphics card- the Intel Arc A580.
- The company first announced this graphics card last year. However, they went dead silent after doing so.
- This graphics card will support ray tracing and will cost only $180.
When Intel first released its Arc A750 and Arc A770 graphics cards, I thought Intel would never be able to give Nvidia and AMD a run for the money. To my surprise – they did come close.
And now Intel has launched a new ray-tracing-enabled graphics card for all you budget gamers – the Intel Arc A580. It finally hit markets after being first announced a year ago.
This card aims to shake the competition with a price tag of $180. Three GPU manufacturers have been roped in to create Arc A580 cards – ASRock, Sparkle, and Gunnir.
This graphics card has 24 ray-tracing cores with 8GB of VRAM. It also has a low power consumption, drawing only 185W.
So far, stats-wise, it is better than the Nvidia RTX 3050 and RTX 4050 cards, the AMD RX 6650 XT, and the RX 7600 graphic cards. In addition, everyone’s favorite RTX 3060 is around 15% better than this card.
But will this card give AMD and Nvidia a new competitor to take seriously? Maybe. Maybe not. Only time will tell.
However, the previous Arc cards – the Arc A750 and the A770 – failed to deliver flagship performance. While experts claim that Arc GPUs should provide ray-tracing performance, their drivers are the main problem. Most games are optimized for Nvidia and AMD cards. But I expect games to be better optimized in the future, making Intel a real competitor to take seriously.
So are you interested in buying this graphic card? Let me know in the comments below!