This Tuesday (27) is the first day of the Intel Innovation 2022. At the event, the company made the official announcement of the first 13th generation Core chips. But they don’t come alone. Pat Gelsingerthe company’s CEO, revealed that the video card Intel Arc A770 arrives October 12th. We can say that it appears to compete in the market with the GeForce RTX 3060.
You can also say that the new graphics card from Intel comes to face the Radeon RX 6650 XT. That’s because, in the United States, the Arc A770 will have a suggested price of $329, which puts it in the same price range as the aforementioned Nvidia and AMD models: $369 for the RTX 3060; $339 for the RX 6650 XT (with possible variations).
We knew the Arc A770 was on its way. There was just no information about a release date. In fact, this detail took so long to be revealed, that there were even those who suspected that Intel would cancel the product before launching it.
Did not cancel. And, let’s face it, it wouldn’t make sense to cancel. The A770 model is part of the family Intel Arc 7, the most potent of the company. The GPU has 32 Xe cores, a base frequency of 2.1 GHz and up to 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, just to name a few of its features.
But what about performance?
The numbers are important, but it’s practice that will tell if the graphics card shows service. Rumor has it that some foreign vehicles and experts already have Arc A770 units for testing. This suggests that Intel is quite confident about the performance of the card.
The problem is that these analyzes should only be released in the first week of October. Until then, we have to make do with the information provided by Intel itself.
Well, Gelsinger declared that the A770 has up to 65% more performance in ray tracing than the competition. He did not mention the name of the rival model used in the comparison, but on previous occasions, Intel has made references to the GeForce RTX 3060 card. If not, the company must be talking about the RTX 3060 Ti.
On a video released this tuesday, Intel added that the Arc A770 has twice the performance thanks to the implementation of XeSS. Again, the comparison GPU wasn’t mentioned, but I still think it’s the GeForce RTX 3060.
But, again, it’s the independent tests that will show what the Arc A770 is capable of.
It is true that, in the initial phase, some performance limitations may appear, such as what happened with the Arc A380. However, these issues, if they do arise, can be alleviated or even fixed with new drivers or optimizations in specific games. So, you can keep your expectations high.
Regarding the Arc A750, the model immediately below the Arc A770, Intel has not yet released a suggested price and release date. On the other hand, the first 13th generation Core processors were confirmed today.
Intel Arc A770 — data sheet
- Xe cores: 32
- ray tracing units: 32
- Xe Engines Extensions (XMX) Units: 512
- base frequency: 2,100 MHz
- Memory: 8 or 16 GB of GDDR6
- memory interface: 256 bit
- memory bandwidth: 560 GB/s
- Consumption: 225 W