Surprisingly, the acer officially announced last Friday (30) its entry into the graphics card market. The company’s first GPU will be called BiFrost Predator and should be released on October 12th. It is wrong, however, who thinks it will bring the models of Nvidia or AMD. Acer’s device will bring the new Arc A770 gives Intel.
Undoubtedly, the GPU draws a lot of attention for its striking design. It has a smaller fan in the middle and one on the right. This, of course, not to mention its lights that give the board a unique aesthetic.
According to some speculations, the smaller fan will push air from the card out the back, while the larger fan will serve to ventilate the hardware, keeping everything under the proper cooling conditions.
Apparently, the board appears to be made of metal and is colored black, giving it a more premium look. Both fans have RGB lighting, the larger one being the most highlighted by the lights. On the side, Acer made a point of putting the Predator brand on the side, which is also lit.
The board is powered by two supplementary 8-pin connections.
For now, Acer has not detailed more than the name and an image of the graphics card, leaving fans of the brand curious to know its main specifications and the price of the product. The company only stated that it will be of the model Intel Arc A770but did not make it clear whether it will be 8GB or 16GB.
Presented last Saturdaythe graphics card has 32 Xe cores, a base frequency of 2.1 GHz and has up to 65% more performance in ray tracing than the competition. in the United States, the Arc A770 will have an MSRP of $329 and is also expected to launch on Wednesday, October 12.
Acer in, EVGA out
Who also surprised the market was the EVGAwhich announced the end of its partnership with Nvidia and decided to leave the GPU segment once and for all.
the news was released by analyst Jon Peddiebut the company also published a statement on your forum. Posteriorly, Andrew HanCEO of the brand, chatted with a YouTube channel to better explain the decision.
“We will not be at the Jensen show [CEO da Nvidia], so I don’t want people to speculate what’s going on. EVGA has decided not to move on to the next generation,” said Han.
In the interview, he says that the troubled relationship that Nvidia has with partner manufacturers was one of the reasons why his company made the decision to jump ship, citing several miscommunications.
Han even said that EVGA should no longer manufacture GPUs. The company, however, will try to keep all the employees it has, reassigning them to other sectors.
However, something that draws a lot of attention is that 80% of the company’s revenue comes from graphics cards, while 18% comes from motherboards and 2% from other hardware.
Even so, after the stock runs out, EVGA has no plans to join competitors AMD or Intel, nor does it intend to bet on other segments.
With information: Engadget, Ars Technica, TechRadar