Intel has still yet to announce an official release date for their first generation Arc A-series graphics cards, even though Nvidia and AMD are still on track to launch their next-gen GPUs by the end of the year. So in order to make up for their late entrance, the Blue Team has been very transparent recently on their new hardware, and that includes some official benchmarks from Intel themselves…
Intel’s latest video on their Arc graphics cards showcases some key details for their upcoming A750 GPU. It’s not the top-end card of the series, but it’s still one of the higher-end models. In the video, Intel’s own Ryan Shrout shows off the Arc A750 in action in Death Stranding, achieving around 90fps in Death Stranding at 1440p.
(Skip to around 1:08 in the video for the Death Stranding FPS performance)
That’s pretty impressive for Intel’s first outing into the dedicated GPU market, especially if it isn’t the flagship card of the series. In fact, based on our very own Death Stranding PC benchmarks, at 1440p resolution we can see that the Arc A750 performs on par with an RTX 2080, which delivers around 87fps at the same resolution and graphics settings (which are set to Default in the video above).
That’s a promising contender to Nvidia’s RTX 30 series or AMD’s RX 6000 series, especially if Intel prices the GPUs right (the RTX 2080 cost $699 at launch). But launching so close to the RTX 40 series and RX 7000 series - which are rumored to have massive performance leaps compared to even the previous generations - may still be a bit too late for some PC gamers.
What do you think? How do you feel about the performance benchmarks for the Intel Arc A750 GPU? Are they better or worse than you expected? How much do you think this card should cost for its performance? And do you think it would be a good purchase right before RTX 40 and RX 7000 even with a price cut? Let us know!