Though it quickly disappeared
Looks like Intel is finally ready to release its Arc discrete desktop graphics cards. Yesterday, a link appeared on the Intel site regarding the Arc A3 models.
Although, the link itself did not lead anywhere, and it was later removed, but most likely this means that Intel is already preparing to launch.
In addition, this fact confirms the early data that it is the lower adapters that will be the first to enter the market, as is the case with mobile cards. AMD and Nvidia always do the opposite.
As a reminder, at first, Arc maps will appear only in China and only for PC builders. Then they will be available in retail, but again only for the Chinese market. And only sometime later this summer they will enter the global market, already together with older models.
Considering that the Radeon RX 7000 and GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards are due out in the second half of the year, and the first ones may appear in the fall, it is completely unclear how and with what Intel adapters will compete. In such a situation, the company will only have to significantly reduce prices.
As for the first models, they should be Arc A310 and A380 with 512 and 1024 cores, respectively.