Intel’s long-promised desktop GPUs are almost ready to be sent out to gamers around the world. Intel has made a lot of announcements recently, and one of them is that the Arc A770 GPU will be available on October 12 in a variety of models starting at $329.
As the price suggests, this is aimed directly at the GeForce RTX 3060, Radeon RX 6650 XT, and other mid-range video cards. Intel says it has “1440p gaming performance” and up to 65 percent better “peak” ray tracing performance than rivals, but it didn’t name any specific hardware.
Like its competitors, Intel is betting on both raw computing power and artificial intelligence. The Arc A770 supports Xe Super Sampling (XeSS), which, like NVIDIA’s DLSS or AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution, uses AI upscaling to improve frame rates at higher resolutions. It works with both dedicated and built-in GPUs from Intel and should be in more than 20 games by the end of 2022.
Tom’s Hardware says that the Arc A380, Intel’s first mainstream desktop GPU, was only sold in China. For many people outside of that country, this is their first chance to buy a discrete Intel graphics card. Intel is delivering the A770 later than they said they would. They said the GPU would be ready this summer, but it isn’t.
Still, the time might be right. With the RTX 40 series, NVIDIA is focusing on the high-end, while AMD hasn’t done much more than speeding up the RX 6000 series. The A770 may stand out as a good choice for gamers on a budget, especially when GPUs like the RTX 3060 still have official prices that are higher.
Intel’s ARC A770 and A750 GPUs Will Outperform the RTX 3060, It Says
The A750 will start at $289 and come out on October 12, the same day as the A770.
Intel has given more information about the specs and performance of its Arc desktop GPUs before they become available to everyone in a couple of weeks. The A770 will start at $329 and have 32 Xe cores, 32 ray-tracing units, and a graphics clock of 2,100MHz. It comes with up to 512 Gb/s and 560 Gb/s of memory bandwidth for 8GB and 16GB of RAM, respectively.
Intel just said that the A750 will start at $289. It has 28 Xe cores, 28 ray-tracing units, a graphics clock of 2,050MHz, 8GB of memory, and a memory bandwidth of up to 512 Gb/s. The total power of the three cards, which will be available on October 12, is 225W.
Intel says that benchmarking tests show that these cards will give you more for your money than NVIDIA’s mid-range GeForce RTX 3060. It says that the A770 performs better per dollar than the RTX 3060 by 42%, while the A750 seems to perform better per dollar by 53%.
It says that in most of the games it tested, the A770’s 16GB version was better at ray-tracing than the RTX 3060, which was the same price (which, in fairness, debuted back in early 2021). Intel says that the A770 was 1.56 times faster at tracing rays in Fortnite than the RTX 3060.
Intel will, of course, say that its GPUs are better than those of its competitors. For a real idea of how well Intel Arc works, we’ll have to wait for the results of our own benchmarking tests.
In any case, it looks like NVIDIA’s GPU market is about to get more crowded. This time, though, it’s from a well-known brand whose processors are used in many PCs that might have used NVIDIA cards otherwise.
Review of the Intel ARC A750 and A770: Better Mid-range GPU Value Than NVIDIA and AMD
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Not too long ago, the idea that Intel would start making graphics cards seemed crazy. Intel?! The same company that canceled its last major GPU project in 2009 and spent the 2010s focusing on weak integrated graphics? The one that went to AMD when it needed a good GPU to go with its CPU in laptops for enthusiasts?
But after Intel got Raja Koduri, the engineer who led the development of the powerful but cheap Radeon RX480, to leave AMD, it seemed like Intel was finally taking gaming GPUs seriously. Since then, the company’s new Xe graphics have been added to its notebook CPUs and made available to developers in the DG1 card.
The $1,599 Geforce RTX 4090 From NVIDIA Comes Out on October 12
The starting price for the GeForce RTX 4080 is $899.
NVIDIA’s 40 series GPUs arrive after months of anticipation and disagreement among add-in board partners. GeForce introduced the RTX 4090 and 4080 at GTC 2022. NVIDIA’s new “Ada Lovelace” architecture helps the two GPUs improve ray tracing speed.
The business teamed with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to co-develop a new “4N” fabrication process that NVIDIA says is up to two times more power efficient than the 8nm technique it utilized for its 30 Series cards.
Ada Lovelace’s RT Cores, Shader Execution Reordering, and DLSS 3.0 boost ray tracing performance. In some titles, NVIDIA says ray tracing performance is two to three times better than with Ampere GPUs. Cyberpunk 2077 ran at 100 FPS with all ray tracing features turned up. NVIDIA’s new design doubles rasterization speed.
The GeForce RTX 4090, NVIDIA’s first Ada Lovelace GPU, goes on sale October 12 for $1,599. NVIDIA’s latest flagship is two to four times faster than the 3090 Ti while using the same amount of electricity. Good thing, since it’s $100 more than its predecessor. NVIDIA packed 16,384 2.23GHz CUDA Cores inside the RTX 4090.
NVIDIA will also provide two RTX 4080 models. Base model costs $899 and has 12GB of GDDR6X RAM; 16GB costs $1,199. November brings both arrangements. NVIDIA only sells the pricier model’s Founders Edition. For the 12GB version, look to the company’s partners, which may make $899 devices hard to find.
EVGA is Leaving the GPU Industry and NVIDIA
CEO Andrew Han told YouTubers about EVGA’s disputes with NVIDIA.
When building a gaming PC, you generally won’t include an EVGA GPU. The company, known for NVIDIA GeForce visual cards, is leaving GPUs. According to Tom’s Hardware and Ars Technica, business CEO Andrew Han revealed EVGA’s decision to YouTubers JayZTwoCents and Gamers Nexus. He also criticized NVIDIA.
Han said NVIDIA stopped treating EVGA as a partner despite their history. NVIDIA allegedly ceased telling EVGA about new product launches, pricing, and availability. Add-in board partners like EVGA have to learn about new products at the same time as us. NVIDIA’s first-party Founders Edition cards undercut EVGA and other suppliers’ costs, pushing price cuts.
EVGA will sell older GeForce GPUs like the RTX 3000 series, Han stated. After it runs out of supply, the corporation won’t work with AMD or Intel, NVIDIA rivals. EVGA sells power supplies and gaming mouse. 80% of the company’s revenue comes from GeForce sales, therefore this decision could threaten its existence. The CEO apparently told a YouTuber that this was an easy decision and that dealing with NVIDIA was challenging.
Intel’s Arc A770 and A750 desktop graphics cards will go on sale on October 12. The A770 has 32 Xe cores, 32 ray-tracing units, and a graphics clock of 2,100MHz. It should be in more than 20 games by the end of 2022. Intel Arc A750, A770, and A750 are the company’s new entry-level graphics cards. The 40 series of NVIDIA graphics cards go on sale on October 12.
New architecture doubles rasterization speed and improves ray tracing performance. The new “4N” fabrication process is up to two times more power efficient than the 8nm technique for its 30 Series cards. EVGA is leaving the graphics card industry.
CEO Andrew Han revealed EVGA’s decision to YouTubers JayZTwoCents and Gamers Nexus. Han said NVIDIA stopped treating EVGA as a partner despite their history. The company will sell older GeForce GPUs like the RTX 3000 series.