With the Arc A770, Intel wants to offer an inexpensive graphics card that should be on par with the performance of an RTX 3060 Ti.
With the new Arc graphics cards, Intel promises inexpensive alternatives to the GPUs from Nvidia and AMD.
Intel wants to put pressure on the competition from Nvidia and AMD with its own graphics cards. Unfortunately, the tickets have already been delayed several times. But now it should be ready soon: According to Raja Koduri, GPU boss at Intel, they are working hard on the completion of the graphics cards. So far there have been more problems than expected. Now, however, there is the mid-range GPU Arc A770
before a validation
and thus shortly before the start of sales.
Difficult market situation
However, Intel is currently confronted with a saturated market for mid-range GPUs, as well as used graphics cards from mining computers. As a result, Nvidia’s RTX 3000 cards and AMD’s RX 6000 GPUs are falling significantly in price. Both manufacturers are also planning their successor models in the coming months. However, Intel is accommodating that AMD and Nvidia want to score with high-end GPUs first, cheaper models will only appear in the course of the coming year.
Arc A770 vs RTX 3060 Ti
Intel could see an opportunity here to provide gamers with inexpensive GPUs. The Arc A770 graphics card is particularly interesting among the planned GPUs from Intel. With its 32 Xe cores (4,096 ALUs), a TDP of 225 watts and either 16 or 8 GB of GDDR6 video memory, it should achieve roughly the performance of a Geforce RTX 3060 Ti. The price should be between 349 and 399 US dollars in the USA.
Arc A580 vs RTX 3050
In addition, Intel is planning a GPU with 28 Xe cores (3,584 ALUs), 28 ray tracing cores and 8 GB of GDDR6 video memory with the Arc A750. This card is comparable to an RTX 3060 from Nvidia. The Arc A580, on the other hand, is said to be on par with an RTX 3050 with its 24 Xe cores (3,072 ALUs) and 8 GB of GDDR6 video memory. In return, the TDP is lower at 175 watts.
Intel GPUs Arc A770, A750 and A580 officially presented