Before it’s available to everyone in a few weeks, it has revealed more details about what to expect from the graphics cards in terms of specs and performance. The A770, , will have 32 Xe cores, 32 ray-tracing units and a 2100MHz graphics clock. In terms of RAM, it comes in 8 GB and 16 GB configurations, with up to 512 Gb/s and 560 Gb/s memory bandwidth respectively.
As for the A750, which Intel just announced, it will start at $289, which has 28 Xe cores, 28 ray-tracing units, a 2,050 MHz graphics clock, 8 GB of memory and up to 512 Gb/s memory bandwidth. All three cards, which will be available on October 12, have a total power of 225 W.
Intel claims that, based on benchmarking tests, you get more bang for your buck with these cards than NVIDIA’s mid-range. It says the A770 offers 42 percent better performance per dollar than the RTX 3060, while the A750 is seemingly 53 percent better per dollar.
It claims that the A770’s 16GB configuration delivered better ray tracing performance in most games it tested than the comparably priced RTX 3060 (which, in all fairness, is ). When it came to it Intel says the A770 had 1.56 times the ray tracing performance of the RTX 3060.
Of course, Intel is going to tout its GPUs as better than the competition. We’ll have to wait for the results of our own Intel Arc benchmark tests to get a good idea of its performance.
In any case, it looks like NVIDIA is about to get more competition on the GPU front. Only this time it’s from an established brand that just happens to be behind the PCs that would otherwise have used NVIDIA cards very well.
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