Intel Silently Launches Arc A570M, A530M Mobile GPUs (Updated)

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Intel Arc (Image credit: Intel)

Update 8/1/2023 9:30 am PT: We've corrected the silicon used inside the Arc A570M and A530M based on new information.

With two new additions, Intel has expanded the company's discrete mobile Arc Alchemist lineup. While Arc A570M and A530M are unlikely to rival the best graphics cards, we'll still see the Arc A-series duo inside many upcoming gaming laptops.

Intel launched the majority of its mobile Arc Alchemist graphics cards last year. The announced models include the A770MA730M, A550M, A370M, and A350M. The chipmaker has decided to flesh out the remaining Arc A500M series with the Arc A570M and A530M, which also use the PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. As usual, Intel didn't make a big deal from the launch.

Intel didn't specify the silicon inside the Arc A570M or A530M. However, the chipmaker exposed that the graphics cards' device IDs are 0x5696 and 0x5697, respectively. According to a Mesa driver (via Bionic_Squash), the Arc A570M and A530M are seemingly utilizing the ACM-G12 (DG2-256) silicon, first introduced with the Arc Pro A60 and Arc Pro A60M. There's still some mystery around the ACM-G12 silicon, such as the die's size and the number of transistors. Thus far, we only know that the ACM-G12 die houses 16 Xe cores.

The Arc A570M features 16 Xe cores, equivalent to 256 execution units, so it's an identical configuration to the Arc A550M despite using different silicon. It has a similar number of XMX Engines and Xe Vector Engines. The Arc A570M has 16 ray tracing units as well. Labeled with a TGP between 75W and 95W, the Arc A570M arrives with a 1,300 MHz clock speed. In a way, the Arc A570M is a higher-clocked Arc A550M.

Arc A530 and Arc A570M Specifications

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Header Cell - Column 0 Arc A770MArc A730MArc A570MArc A550MArc A530MArc A370MArc A350M
GPUACM-G10ACM-G10ACM-G12ACM-G10ACM-G12ACM-G11ACM-G11
Xe Cores322416161286
Ray Tracing Units322416161286
Graphics Clock (MHz)1,6501,1001,3009001,3001,5501,150
Memory (GDDR6)16GB12GB?8GB?4GB4GB
Memory Interface256-bit192-bit?128-bit?64-bit64-bit
TGP (W)120 - 15080 - 12075 - 956065 - 9535 - 5025 - 35

Meanwhile, the Arc A530M has a further cut-down ACM-G10 silicon with only 12 Xe cores, four less than the Arc A550M. The configuration accounts for 192 execution units, XMX Engines, and Xe Vector Engines. Intel specced the Arc A530M with a TGP between 65W and 95W with the same clock speed as the Arc A570M.

Intel didn't expose the memory configurations for the Arc A570M or A530M. The Arc A550M features 6GB of GDDR6 memory at 14 Gbps. Limited by a 128-bit memory interface, the Arc A550M delivers 224 GB/s of memory bandwidth. Therefore, the Arc A570M should flaunt a higher memory bandwidth, whereas the Arc A530M will likely offer less. The exact number remains a mystery until Intel updates the product pages.

When Intel first unveiled the mobile Arc A-series, only five SKUs were on the roadmap: Arc A350M, A370M, A550M, A730M, and A770M. The chipmaker has since added the Arc A530M and A570M. It's unknown when this is the last we've seen of mobile Alchemist. There's still room for two more models: the Arc A330M or A750M. But with Battlemage reportedly launching next year, Intel may be better off focusing on the next-generation graphics card unless there's a lot of residue Alchemist silicon that the chipmaker needs to dump.

Zhiye Liu
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Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • Sleepy_Hollowed
    If they can support it long term, this is a place where they badly needed something like this.

    Their "HD" graphics was basically the same (sometimes worse) and terrible for anything other than basic tasks for the longest time.
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  • Metal Messiah.
    Intel didn't specify the silicon inside the Arc A570M or A530M. However, they probably use the same ACM-G10 (DG2-512) silicon as the Arc A550M. The ACM-G10 die, a product of TSMC's 6nm process node, measures 406 mm² and houses 21.7 billion transistors.

    Nope, as expected they are using the new ACM-G12 silicon. The device IDs listed by Intel are 0x5696 and 0x5697, and the same can be found in this MESA driver:

    https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/-/blob/main/include/pci_ids/iris_pci_ids.h#L231
    CHIPSET(0x5696, dg2_g12, "DG2", "Intel(R) Graphics")
    CHIPSET(0x5697, dg2_g12, "DG2", "Intel(R) Graphics")

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