Intel on the assault of GeForce RTX 3060 with Arc A770 and A750: prices and performance finally revealed
After having anticipated the price of the Arc A770 for the US market, Intel posted a video e a post on his blog in which he enters more into the merits of his offer, also speaking of Arc A750the younger sister of its top of the range.
Arc A770 and A750 will be available for purchase from 12 October (in Limited Edition version, in those of the partners in the following weeks): the A770as mentioned, starting at $ 329 on the 8GB version of the partnerswhile the Limited Edition Intel will position itself in 349 dollarsbidding for 16 GB of VRAM. As for the Arc A750the starting list price of 289 dollars. At the moment this is to be understood as the price of the Limited Edition version of Intel.
“After years of price hikes in the huge $ 200-400 GPU segment, Intel is restoring balance to the market“begins Ryan Shrout, head of marketing for Arc GPUs.
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Although during the recent keynote at GTC 2022NVIDA stated a starting price (MSRP) for the GeForce RTX 3060 (great opponent of these GPUs) of $ 329, Intel continues a slightly distorted narrative, declaring the Arc GPUs much cheaper:
“On average, a new GeForce RTX 3060 will cost you $ 418 (data extrapolated from Newegg.com on cards in stock, sold by Newegg). Buying an Arc A750 on October 12 for $ 289 returns 53% more performance per dollar on average, while an 8GB Arc A770 for $ 329 provides 42% more performance per dollar. Why? The Arc A700 beat the RTX 3060 in most modern titles that use the DirectX 12 or Vulkan APIs and our GPUs are not far behind in most DX11 games, all for a much lower cash outlay. “
We are talking about a “distorted” narrative because if it is true that the GeForce RTX 3060 certainly cost more than $ 329, at the same time Intel talks about its MSRP comparing it to those of the custom video cards of NVIDIA partners present in a shop, subject to price increases. sellers and other market dynamics.
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A fair confrontation should have considered this fact, but clear that Intel couldn’t do it and probably wouldn’t have facilitated the story. Or, but this will be seen in the future, Intel knows that future custom Arc will keep real prices on average lower than their NVIDIA counterparts. We’ll see. It must be said that 20 dollars more to double the VRAM with the Limited Edition is a nice move, like the corposo bundle che prevede Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Gotham Knights, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed e The Settlers.
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Our considerations aside, in the video and in the post Intel shows a series of performance tests carried out in DX11 and DX12 of the two A7 cards on the one hand to reiterate that it is always better to play if possible using a modern API such as DirectX 12 or Vulkan, on the other. to show that Intel is still making progress to improve performance with the DX11 API.
Intel has shared an Excel with performance data obtained on the same test configuration and along almost 70 titles based on different APIs from which it emerges that the Arc A750 has similar performance to the RTX 3060, about 1 to 3% higher depending on the setting (1080p Ultra or 1440p High), while the Arc A770 above 5 to 8%.
“The performance and value of the A770 and A750 are exceptional, but don’t forget that Alchemist is based on a modern graphics architecture: it supports features like AI-based super sampling with XeSS, includes dedicated hardware acceleration of ray tracing, first GPU to offer hardware acceleration to AV1 encoding and has some impressive overclocking capabilities, ”concludes Intel. The word now goes to independent reviews, expected in the coming weeks.