One of the most interesting of these years is the VCA Vision Computing Acceleration Card series, which is mainly used for codec and streaming of high-definition video, but now it’s coming to an end. The Intel VCA acceleration card looks like a game graphics card, integrating three special E3-1585L v5 processors, 14nm process, Skylake architecture, 4 core 8 threads, main frequency 3.0-3.8GHz, integrated Iris Pro P580 core graphics card, eDRAM cache embedded graphics card, thermal power consumption 45W on a standard PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion card.
Based on Intel QuickSync technology, the card accelerates video transcoding, frame stakes can reach 30FPS, the entire card thermal design power consumption of 235W, 8 plus 6 pin auxiliary power supply, dual fan cooling.
It certainly doesn’t have HDMI, DisplayPort, these video output interfaces, but two RJ-45 network interfaces.
According to Intel’s latest notice, the VCA2 series of accelerated cards will enter the discontinued de-listing process from May 22, stop receiving orders after August 1, be non-refundable after September 1, and stop shipping after December 1.
However, the VCA2 series can also be treated with other never-before-seen benefits after retirement: Intel will still provide reasonable debugging technical support to its customers during the warranty period, and will provide as reasonable a solution as possible if it is not guaranteed to fix them.
The VCA2 series was quickly retired, the VCA3 series was never announced, and it looks like Intel’s special product line is about to disappear completely, and its work may be replaced by AI, Xe, FPGA and other products in the future.