Intel has already announced that the Arc A-Series requires the Resizable BAR feature to function. Any system that does not support this feature will experience a serious performance loss, and Arc A380 reviews have validated this. Intel doesn’t hide the fact that its GPUs aren’t compatible with older systems; the company is very outspoken on this issue.
This simply suggests that Arc GPUs require a relatively modern CPU. Anything older than the Ryzen 3000 or Intel 10th Gen Core series probably won’t work well with Arc. However, some older computers support ReBAR, so there’s still a possibility that this won’t be an issue. In addition, Intel Arc requires Windows 10 20H2 or later version, or Windows 11, so it is not compatible with Windows 7.
Tom Petersen hinted that Intel has no plans to optimize the Arc A series for systems without ReBAR; thus, the recommendations are unlikely to change in the future. This is important to consider when choosing between Arc GPUs and comparable GPUs, which often run smoothly without ReBAR.
The launch of Intel’s Arc A7 GPUs is scheduled for October 12.