Every generation, graphics card (GPU) prices seem to be going up. NVIDIA’s new RTX 4090, for example, costs a whopping $1,600. Intel’s debut in the gaming GPU space comes with the promise of turning that tide, starting with the Arc A770, promising high-performance promises at a fraction of the cost.
Intel had previously detailed its range of gaming GPUs, but at its Innovation event, the company showed off the first gaming card to hit the market outside of that range, the Intel Arc A770. The ACM-G10 chip is at the heart of this graphics card, it comes with 32 Xe cores and up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory (with an 8GB option serving as an entry-level option). The GPU also supports ray tracing and supersampling with Intel’s XeSS, a competitor to NVIDIA’s DLSS 3.
As Intel’s first desktop gaming card, the Arc A770’s release has been a bit delayed. Initial tests by YouTube channels such as Linus Tech Tips has shown real-life GPU performance to be somewhere between an NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti and an RTX 3070. This is Intel’s highest-end GPU right now, mind you, so you won’t be at the height of the new RTX 4090, or the next AMD RDNA 3 line. Still, it’s a great start for a first-time GPU builder, and it may get better over time.
However, one thing the Arc A770 does well is price. The limited edition card will set you back just $329. Given that an RTX 3070 can set you back anywhere from $500 to $700, if this GPU can undercut that GPU in terms of price while still giving you comparable performance, it can be a huge hit. .
Arc A770 Limited Edition will launch on October 12 and third-party SKUs are likely to arrive later, likely at higher prices. Be sure to read Intel’s website to find out more about this new GPU.
Source: Intel (1, two)