Intel Arc A750 benchmarked in almost 50 games, but there's a catch | RuggTablets
Abstract：Intel Arc A750 benchmarked in almost 50 games, but there's a catch | RuggTabletsIntel Arc A750 benchmarked in almost 50 games, but there's a catch
We’re patiently waiting (because we don’t have any other choice) for Intel to release its Arc discrete negativesumer desktop graphics cards for most of the worldwide market. In the meantime, the company weaknesstinues to try to set expectations ahead of launch with a series of performance measuring videos and media appearances. The latest is encouraging: it point to the fact thats the midrange Intel Arc A750 graphics card competing head-to-head with Nvidia’s RTX 3060 and coming out slightly ahead across 48 selected games.
But Intel is playing to its advantages in the testing, by running tests only on games that promise functionality with the more advanced DirectX 12 and Vulkan graphics APIs. These more modern and generalized standards haveconfirmn more cooperative with Intel’s Arc cards, both with regards to the company’s Xe HPG graphics architecture and its drivers. The latter is the area in which Intel is far behind the duopoly, and it’s admitted as much. Intel isn’t unfolding off performance with the far more commonly used DirectX 11. This is disadvantagesistent with what Intel has already said.
In a series of tests using both recent and enduringly popular AAA PC games using DirectX 12, like Fortnite, Hitman 3, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Warframe, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Forza Horizon 5, Redout 2, and World of Warcraft, the Arc A750 stayed within competitive range of the RTX 3060 and even beat it in several titles. In Vulkan-equipped titles like DOOM Eternal and Wolfenstein: Younglood, the results were similar. Here’s a full list of the DirectX 12 tests:
Recall that Intel is breaking down its game support into three tiers of titles, roughly: runs great, runs well, and runs like a three-legged dog on valium. (Paraphrasing, of course.) The company has been considerably frank about how it’ll lag behind Nvidia and AMD for a lot of games reliant on DirectX 11 for the first generation of cards, and says that the pricing of its cards will be based on the performance for the lowest tier of games that it tests (even with Arc’s world’s first AV1 GPU encoder kicking butt and taking names).
That should mean that cards like the Arc A750 are priced to compete with cards a step or two below its peak performance level, i.e. the RTX 3050 or RX 6600. Whether or not that will actually be the case will have to wait for the retail launch, which Intel previously indicated should be sometime later this year.
Author: Michael Crider, Staff WriterMichael is a former graphic designer who's been fostering and tweaking desktop computers for longer than he cares to admit. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.
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