Chip maker Intel has introduced a new graphics processing unit (GPU) designed primarily for powerful desktop workstations and laptops.
Intel Arc Pro A30M GPU is for mobile form factor and Arc Pro A40 (single slot) and A50 (dual slot) GPU are for small form factor desktop.
The chips have built-in ray tracing hardware, machine learning capabilities and the industry’s first AV1 hardware encoding acceleration, the company said in a statement late Monday.
“The Intel Arc Pro GPU will be available later this year to major mobile and desktop ecosystem partners,” the company added.
Graphics chips target certification with leading professional software applications within the architecture, engineering & construction and design & construction industries.
“Intel Arc Pro GPUs are also optimized for media and entertainment applications such as Blender and run open source libraries in the Intel OneAPI Rendering Toolkit,” the company said.
The Intel Arc Pro A40 will ship in a smaller single-slot form factor with 3.5 teraflops of graphical power, eight ray-tracing cores, and 6GB of GDDR6 memory.
The A50 GPU offers a dual-slot form factor, 4.8 teraflops of graphical power, eight ray-tracing cores, and 6GB of GDDR6 memory, making it more suitable for workstations.
The Mobile A30M GPU delivers 3.5 teraflops of graphical performance, eight ray-tracing cores and 4GB of GDDR6 memory.