Intel has finally revealed the pricing of another product in its line of Arc PC graphics cards. The A750, the second most powerful GPU in the lineup, will start at $289.
Intel is positioning the A750 to compete with Nvidia’s RTX 3060 card, which starts at $329 but usually sells for between $389 and $489. So those who buy an Arc A750 can potentially save up to $100 or more, which is exactly where Intel is trying to set itself apart with its GPUs.
The other interesting news is about the Arc A770, the most powerful GPU in the line of graphics cards. Intel’s “limited edition” Arc A770 will retail for $349.
That’s $20 more than the initial cost for an A770 from third-party suppliers. However, Intel has previously indicated(Opens in a new window) the limited-edition Arc A770 model will have 16GB of GDDR6 video memory, instead of the default 8GB.
Both the A770 and A750 are scheduled to be released on October 12 for US consumers, the same day rival Nvidia releases the RTX 4090, a GPU that will start at $1,599. To compete, Intel executives have indicated that they are focusing on the lower end of the GPU spectrum, where products are more affordable.
Intel revealed Arc GPU pricing in a new presentation, which includes benchmarks showing that the Arc A750 can trade blows and sometimes beat the RTX 3060 in several games running at 1440p, including Fortnite, Elden Ring and Apex Legends.
Because both the A750 and A770 can be priced lower than Nvidia’s RTX 3060, Intel is emphasizing the “performance per dollar” increase that consumers will get if they choose an Arc graphics card.
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That said, Intel also admitted that Arc GPUs will struggle to deliver optimal performance on some older PC titles. So benchmarks should be taken with a grain of salt. We also stayed tuned for our reviews. The company may also offer the Arc products at a lower cost to convince skeptical consumers to try the products.
Intel plans to release at least two more Arc GPUs, the A580 and A310, which will also likely arrive on October 12. The company’s other Arc GPU, the A380, quietly went on sale on Newegg in August starting at $139. However, our review found it to offer only mediocre performance, especially when running older games.
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