Intel continues to gradually reveal the capabilities of its future graphics cards. This time it released 48 tests at once to prove that its Arc A750 GPU can compete with the NVIDIA RTX 3060. 42 tests were conducted in popular games (such as Fortnite, Control and Call of Duty) with DirectX 12, and another 6 in Vulkan games.
Although Intel’s own results are difficult to perceive as unbiased, they do look promising. The Intel Arc A750 looks like it will comfortably compete with NVIDIA’s RTX 3060.
“You’ll see that we’re kind of trading blows with the RTX 3060,” says Intel’s Tom Petersen in a video with tests. “Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose.” At the same time, Intel’s performance is on average 3-5% better than NVIDIA’s in 1080p game tests.
As for 1440p, it looks like Intel wins on more benchmarks. Averaged 5% better in 42 games. Intel also tested six Vulkan games where the A750 performs well against the RTX 3060.
Intel ran these tests on identical systems with a Core i9 12900K processor and 32GB of DDR5 memory. For comparison, the company used its own engineering driver and NVIDIA driver 516.59. Arc GPUs will require Intel 10th Gen or later, or AMD Ryzen 3000 or higher, all with motherboards that support Resizable BAR technology in PCI Express (or, as AMD calls it, Smart Access Memory). Resizable BAR is a key performance requirement for Arc, as it allows processors to access the entire amount of graphics memory and process requests in parallel instead of queuing them.
Intel promises to release the Arc A750 graphics card later this year. So far the company has not announced official specifications or its price, but according to preliminary information, the price should be in the range of $299 to $399. After all, Intel Arc A750 has to compete with NVIDIA RTX 3060 and AMD RX 6600 XT not only in terms of specifications but also in price.