Intel releases specifications for its upcoming Arc desktop graphics card lineup

Intel Arc Graphics Card

While NVIDIA and AMD have been the dominant players in the graphics department, Intel is preparing to make its mark with the launch of its Arc A-Series graphics cards. We’re still awaiting the launch, but Intel is now sharing specifications for the A-Series cards after sprinkling out details over the previous months. There are three main performance tiers of cards: Arc 3, which is aimed at “enhanced gaming;” Arc 5, aimed at “advanced gaming;” and Arc 7, aimed at “high performance gaming.” You could think of this as the i3, i5, and i7 marketing Intel uses for its consumer CPU lineups. Keep reading below the fold to learn more about these upcoming cards.

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Intel’s 12th Gen CPUs pack hybrid design with PCIe 5.0, DDR5, more. Pre-orders open now

After announcing 11th Generation processors earlier this year, Intel is back again with its 12th Generation Core lineup featuring all-new technology. Packing up to 5.2GHz speeds, Intel is changing how it makes processors all around this time. You’ll find that each processor has both performance and efficiency cores, similar to Apple’s M1 processor. The flagship i9-12900K has 16 cores (eight performance and eight efficient) with 24 total threads. That’s not all, as PCIe 5.0 is being introduced alongside DDR5. Does Intel’s Alder Lake lineup sound interesting? Keep reading to find out more.

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Upgrade your battlestation with the best Intel Gamer Days discounts + giveaways

Intel Gamer Days are in full swing right now, and with it comes a slew of discounts across the board in various categories. This includes things like gaming laptops, components, and even giveaways. Most major retailers are taking part in this wide-ranging event, and we’re breaking down the best news from the event in one easy-to-browse place.

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Intel announces ARC high-performance GPU brand with ray tracing + more, coming Q1 2022

Today, Intel gave us a look at its upcoming high-performance graphics brand, Arc. Arc will encompass hardware, software, and services from the well-known processor brand as its first foray into graphics in many years. Sure, most Intel processors have integrated graphics, but that’s nothing compared to high-end GPUs. So, to combat the increasing pressure from NVIDIA and AMD, Intel is focusing on a scalable graphics and compute architecture for multiple product launches, including those that support hardware-based ray tracing and supersampling, as well as full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate. What all does this mean for computing, and when can we expect these products to hit shelves? Find out more below.

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Intel’s latest Beast Canyon NUCs support full-size GPUs with up to 8-core i9 CPUs

It’s that time again — Intel just refreshed its NUC lineup of mini PCs with 11th Generation processors. Simply NUC already has two units available for pre-order, including models that have the 11700B and 11900KB processors with up to eight cores and 16 threads. What’s new this generation? Well, support for full-length dual-slot graphics cards, for one. Of course, there are the other notable improvements like Thunderbolt 4, PCIe 4.0, and others. So, let’s take a closer look at the Intel Beast Canyon NUC lineup of mini computers.

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Intel’s new 11th-generation Rocket Lake-S CPUs have up to 8 cores and 5.3GHz clock speeds

Today, Intel announced its all-new, 11th-generation Core processor lineup dubbed Rocket Lake-S. These new CPUs include everything from the i5-11400T to the i9-11900K and all that falls in between. Intel is setting the bar high here with up to 5.3GHz Thermal Velocity Boost Technology, pushing things to new heights when it comes to processor speed. What all does the latest Intel 11th gen CPU lineup deliver? Well, let’s dive in and take a look.

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Samsung Galaxy Book S is ‘first device’ to adopt hybrid Intel Lakefield CPU

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With the move to Apple Silicon now being official, most would agree that this puts an enormous amount of pressure on Intel to remain relevant. Thankfully, a new Samsung Galaxy Book S is here, and it’s the “first device to offer the Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology.” Samsung touts this adoption as paving the way for a full-blown Windows 10 experience that can also deliver long-lasting battery life. It also boasts a weight of just 950 grams and measures 11.8mm at its thickest point. Continue reading to learn more.

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