Intel has provided further data regarding the specs and performance of its Arc desktop GPUs, which will be available to the general public in a few weeks. The A770, which will start at $329, will contain 32 Xe cores, 32 ray-tracing units, and a graphics speed of 2,100MHz. RAM is available in 8GB and 16GB variants, with memory bandwidth of up to 512 Gb/s and 560 Gb/s, respectively.
The A750, which Intel just revealed will start at $289, features 28 Xe cores, 28 ray-tracing units, a 2,050MHz graphics frequency, 8GB of memory, and memory bandwidth of up to 512 Gb/s. All three cards, which will be released on October 12th, have a total power rating of 225W.
Based on benchmarking results, Intel says that these cards provide more bang for your money than NVIDIA's mid-range GeForce RTX 3060. It claims that the A770 provides 42 percent more performance per dollar than the RTX 3060, while the A750 seems to be 53 percent better.
It says that in majority of the games it tested, the A770's 16GB option outperformed the similarly priced RTX 3060 in terms of ray-tracing performance (which, in fairness, debuted back in early 2021). In Fortnite, Intel claims that the A770 has 1.56 times the ray-tracing performance of the RTX 3060.
Of course, Intel will pitch its GPUs as superior to the competitors. To get a good sense of performance, we'll have to wait for the results of our own Intel Arc benchmarking testing.
In any event, it appears that NVIDIA will face increased competition in the GPU market. Only this time, it's from a well-known manufacturer, which also happens to be behind many of the CPUs powering PCs that would otherwise have utilized NVIDIA cards.
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