ARC A750. Intel’s answer to the RTX 3060
Just a few days after unveiling the Intel ARC A770, the top-of-the-line model from the first generation of Intel ARC Alchemist graphics cards, Intel has revealed all the secrets about the second most powerful model, the Intel ARC A750. It’s happening. Intel, after long months of missing deadlines, is going full steam ahead with its card launches, starting with the most powerful hand.
Intel ARC A750, contrary to appearances, will not be a much weaker card than ARC A770, but both are strictly mainstream chips for gamers with smaller budgets. The main competitor of the less powerful design is the GeForce RTX 3060, but the “green” GPU will not have an easy time in the clash with the Intel product.
How much performance will the ACM-G10 GPU with 3584 stream processors and a core running at 2050 MHz and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit data bus with an (effective) clock speed of 16000 MHz and a bandwidth of 512 GB/s translate into?
Intel ARC A750 Performance. RTX 3060 on light steroids.
The Intel ARC A750 takes a relatively small bite out of the flagship A770, so expect performance at least on par with the GeForce RTX 3060. The card should be faster than NVIDIA’s competing model in many games – even by more than 20-35%!
However, this is game and scenario-dependent – I would rather expect such a difference only in single games. According to earlier tests, the advantage was usually limited to a few per cent. After driver patches, the A750 may eventually be on average several per cent faster than the RTX 3060, but this will (soon) turn out.
In ray tracing, they should offer similar performance. The A770 is slightly faster than the RTX 3060, but it has more RT units (32 instead of 28). The difference isn’t much, though, so the A750 shouldn’t significantly outperform its more powerful brother. In addition, the smoothness in games will improve thanks to the Intel XeSS technique, or intelligent scaling like DLSS. I had a chance to test it in Shadow of the Tomb Raider and the first impressions are very positive, despite using an RTX 3070 Ti card.
The card comes out even more attractive when you consider the price aspect. Not only will the A750 be more powerful, it will also be cheaper… By how much?
Intel ARC A750 price. Can you get it cheaper? You can!
Intel wants to fight with NVIDIA and AMD with prices, but the price alone will not win if the performance will stand out from competing products. Fortunately, it is not only not to stand out, but even higher, as evidenced by the announced Intel ARC A770 and A750 cards.
How much will the weaker model cost? Intel has revealed that the price of the ARC A750 will start at $289. However, that’s a lower price than the suggested RTX 3060 ($329), despite the higher performance of Intel’s chip. Well, this approach is appreciated. It’s just a shame that this answer came so late…
ARC A750 is cheaper than A770 by only $ 40 (8 GB version). Someone will say that little, but the performance of these cards does not divide the gap. They are quite close and both should find many takers. Performance between RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti is already quite attractive and for most gamers – sufficient (even for demanding novelties).
Intel ARC A750 premiere. When will sales start?
It would seem that the Intel ARC A750 would be right in line after the A770, but it has come to light that both cards will debut… on the same day! Expect them in stores on October 12, 2022. Granted, another (this time summer) release date was missed, but better late than never. ARC A750 will be available both in Limited Edition (Intel’s reference version) and in proprietary editions of “blue” partners.
Recent driver patches that can speed up ARC chips in games by as much as 25% are encouraging for performance. Maybe Intel won’t be battling the ARC Alchemist series with the RTX 4000 and RX 7000 cards, but the additional competition in the GPU market is more than welcome.