Acer makes its surprise entry to the GPU market with the Predator BiFrost, which makes use of Intel’s Arc A770. While details are quite scarce, Intel has provided some information on the new graphics card.
The first notable feature of the BiFrost is the dual fan structure; one blower-style fan in the middle, and an open-air variant on the right. Its hybrid fans could be the first to be utilized for a commercially available GPU, which could improve its cooling capabilities and provide the best of both worlds. Equipped with dual 8-pin connectors, it should theoretically come with 8GB or 16GB of VRAM, going off of the A770. Other than the stylish Predator logo and the essential RGB, there hasn’t been much more info on the GPU. But Intel’s Arc A770 and Arc A750 do have a release date, which is on October 12. The higher variant also has an ACM-G10 GPU with 32 Xe-cores, 4096 shader cores, a frequency of 2100MHz, and 512 MXM engines (ideal for AI related processes). Intel has also released ray-tracing benchmarks for the new GPUs, and the A770 with 8GB will be priced at $329, with its limited edition 16GB variant being $40 pricier.
p class=”MsoNormal”>Acer’s venture in the graphics card business surely is quite unexpected, although they have experience in the fields. Having Intel processors and other components in their products, this should be an interesting pick for gamers, considering the fact that it won’t compete with AMD’s upcoming RDNA 3 and Nvidia’s RTX 7000 series.
(Images sourced form Predator Gaming’s Twitter and Intel)