Intel's Desktop GPUs To Land First in China In Q2, Global Release Tipped For Q3

From PC Mag: Intel is forcing US consumers to wait even longer for the company’s Arc desktop graphics cards.

The products were originally supposed to arrive later this quarter. But on Monday, Intel said the first Arc desktop GPUs will only be available in China in Q2. Meanwhile, a global launch won’t occur later in the summer, which would be Q3.

The company is also implying the GPUs will first arrive inside desktop systems before becoming available as standalone graphics cards through retail channels.

“Roll-out of Intel Arc A5 and A7 desktop cards will start worldwide with OEMs and system integrators later this summer, followed by component sales in worldwide channels,” Intel VP Lisa Pearce wrote in a blog post.

“Proximity to board components and strong demand for entry-level discrete products (in China) makes this a natural place to start,” she added. "Our next step will be to scale these products globally."

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