Intel today announced the new Intel Arc Pro A-series professional range of GPUs to take on NVIDIA Quadro series.
The Intel Arc Pro A30M GPU for laptops and the Intel Arc Pro A40 (single slot) and A50 (dual slot) GPUs for small form factor desktops are the first set of products in the new Arc Pro A-series.
These new GPUs will feature built-in ray tracing hardware, machine learning capabilities and AV1 hardware encoding acceleration.
Intel Arc Pro A-series graphics are targeting certifications with leading professional software applications within the architecture, engineering and construction, and design and manufacturing industries.
Intel mentioned that the Arc Pro GPUs are also optimized for creative apps like Blender and run the open source libraries in the Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit.
Laptops and desktop PCs based on Intel Arc Pro GPUs will be available starting later this year from leading OEMs.