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Intel is taking a drastically different approach to Nvidia with its Arc A770 graphics card
Intel isn't going to sell you a GPU that breaks the bank
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Intel Arc A770
🆕 The Intel Arc A770 is Intel’s flagship GPU and features 8GB and 16GB options
💪 It promises to play games like Resident Evil Village at 140fps at 1440p using high settings and XeSS, Intel’s super sampling AI upscaler
💰 It’s set to launch on October 12 and will cost $329
🆚 That’s the same price as Nvidia’s 3060 launched in January 2021, but it’s been almost impossible to find that card at MSRP
Intel has announced the pricing and availability of its top-of-the-line desktop GPU, the Intel Arc A770, and its clear the blue team is taking a wildly different approach to Nvidia.
Nvidia recently announced its RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 models, priced at $1,599 and $899. By comparison, the Intel Arc A770 starts at $329, which is the same price Nvidia’s RTX 3060 launched at in January 2021. However, finding an RTX 3060 for that price has been a challenge.
It’s a smart play by Intel, which claims its card outperforms the RTX 3060 in several 1080p titles using ray-tracing. The company also has its own Nvidia DLSS rival in the form of Intel XeSS, which uses AI-upscaling to eek out more performance while keeping a high-fidelity image.
The Intel Arc A770 comes with 32 Xe-Cores and is clocked to 2100 MHz. Two memory SKUs are available: 8GB and 16GB GDDR6 variants, drawing 225 watts of total power.
Intel has shared some impressive performance in several major titles at 1440p, running at high settings. Resident Evil Village will be able to run at over 120fps, while the taxing Cyberpunk 2077 should deliver a solid 60fps experience.
At 1080p with ray tracing enabled, the Intel Arc A770 also seems like it can hold its own, beating out the RTX 3060 in various titles, including Metro Exodus and Ghostwire Tokyo.
We’ll have to wait until reviewers to get their hands on Intel’s new flagship card to really see what it can do, but its price point and promised performance is certainly appealing, especially during the cost of living crisis.
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