On October 12th, Intel’s Midrange Arc A770 GPU Will Deliver For $329

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It costs less than the RTX 3060, but it’s not clear how well it performs.

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Gaming fans worldwide are finally getting access to Intel’s long-promised desktop GPUs. Intel has confirmed that the Arc A770 GPU will be offered in many models beginning on October 12th, with prices starting at $329, as part of its barrage of announcements. This is directly targeted at the GeForce RTX 3060, Radeon RX 6650 XT, and other mid-tier video cards, as suggested by the price; Intel makes claims regarding “1440p gaming performance” and up to a 65 percent increase in “peak” ray tracing performance over competitors. It didn’t, however, name any particular Hardware.

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Intel relies on artificial intelligence just as much as its rivals do. The Arc A770 supports Xe Super Sampling (XeSS), which uses AI upscaling to increase frame rates at higher resolutions, similar to NVIDIA’s DLSS or AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution. It supports Intel’s dedicated and integrated GPUs and should be available in over 20 games by the end of 2022.

According to Tom’s Hardware, China was the only country to receive the Arc A380, Intel’s first mainstream desktop GPU. This is their first opportunity to purchase a discrete Intel graphics card for many people outside of that nation.

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After promising to release the GPU this summer, Intel delivered the A770 later than anticipated. However, the timing might be suitable. While AMD hasn’t done much more than speed up the RX 6000 line, NVIDIA is currently concentrating on the high-end with the RTX 40 series. The A770 might stand out as an excellent choice for gamers on a tight budget, especially since GPUs like the RTX 3060 continue to carry higher official prices.


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