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Intel announced today that its first Arc mobile discrete graphics products are now available, offering up to 50 times the video encoding and decoding performance of Iris Xe integrated graphics.

“These are the first discrete GPUs to arrive from the Intel Arc A-Series graphics portfolio that will span laptops, desktops, and workstations this year,” an Intel datasheet notes. “Intel highlighted the Arc A-Series mobile graphics family, the first laptops with Arc GPUs, and the Arc graphics platform of hardware, software, and services that will enable high-performance graphics experiences for gamers and creators around the world.”

Intel Arc 3 graphics chipsets are available now and deliver over 60 fps at 1080p in a range of popular videogame titles, Intel claims, along with advanced content creation capabilities. Arc 5 and Arc 7 graphics products will offer increased graphics and computing performance when they become available in the coming months thanks to more Xe-cores, more Ray Tracing Units, and more GDDR6 memory compared with Arc 3.

All Intel Arc A-Series GPUs are built on Intel’s new Xe High Performance Graphics (Xe HPG) microarchitecture, which was designed specifically for gamers and creators. They include Xe performance cores with integrated Intel Xe Matrix Extensions (XMX) AI engines, video acceleration including the first-ever AV1 hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding, support for high refresh rate HDR displays using the latest standards (including Display Port 2.0 10G for uncompressed 4K at 120 Hz), and DirectX 12 Ultimate capabilities.

The first laptops with Arc 3 graphics are available to preorder now, with Arc 5 and Arc 7 laptops coming in early summer. Many of these systems will be Intel Evo-branded and will ship with 12th-Gen Intel Core processors with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and certified battery life.

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