Intel’s Long-Promised Desktop GPU is finally close to the hands of players around the world. Be a part of it a series of announcements, Intel has confirmed the Arc A770 GPU will be available in a range of models on October 12 with prices starting at $329. As the price suggests, this is aimed squarely at the GeForce RTX 3060, Radeon RX 6650 XT and other mid-range video cards – Intel claims both “1440p gaming performance” and “peak” ray tracing performance that’s up to 65% stronger than the competition, though it doesn’t name specific hardware.
Like its competitors, Intel is relying as much on AI as it is raw computing power. Arc A770 supports Vehicle Supersampling (XeSS), such as NVIDIA’s DLSS or AMD’s Super FidelityFX Resolution, which uses AI upscaling to increase the frame rate at higher resolutions. It supports Intel’s dedicated and integrated GPUs, and will be available in more than 20 games by the end of 2022.
Tom’s Hardware Note Intel’s first mainstream desktop GPU, the Arc A380, is exclusive to China. This is the first chance that many people outside of that country will have to buy a discrete Intel graphics card.
Intel will deliver the A770 later than expected, has promised GPUs for this summer. The timing might be right, though. NVIDIA is now focusing its attention on the high-end segment with RTX Series 40while AMD hasn’t done much but sped up the RX 6000 series. The A770 might stand out as a viable option for budget-conscious gamers, especially when GPUs like the RTX 3060 are still officially priced. higher.
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