Why it issues: As Intel rolls out its freshman line of devoted graphics playing cards, the primary benchmarks are rising. The firm’s newest official take a look at tries to make the case for the A750 towards Nvidia’s midrange GPU, however many questions stay as each firms and AMD put together to launch new playing cards within the second half of this 12 months.
This week, Intel printed a quick benchmark of its upcoming Arc A750 graphics card, claiming it compares favorably with Nvidia’s RTX 3060 in a couple of common video games. Previous Arc benchmarks, each official and unofficial, have been blended to this point.
The major title Intel examined in its video (above) is Cyberpunk 2077, nevertheless it additionally confirmed comparisons for Control, F1 2021, Borderlands 3, and Fortnite. All the comparisons present the A750 performing about 15 p.c higher than the 3060. Intel’s card manages round 60 frames per second in Borderlands, Control, and Cyberpunk at 1440p utilizing the excessive graphics preset. F1 and Fortnite run properly north of 120fps.
However, the comparability would not point out picture reconstruction — one other space the place Intel desires to compete with Nvidia. All the examined video games besides Borderlands help Nvidia’s DLSS, which might doubtless give the 3060 a lot larger framerates. Currently, none are on the checklist of video games planning to function Intel’s XeSS. Only Cyberpunk and F1 help AMD FSR.
The different Arc GPUs are additionally set to compete with Nvidia’s entry-level and mainstream playing cards, however some assessments have been disappointing. Official A730M and A770M benchmarks put them near the RTX 3050 Ti and 3060. The A770 is meant to match the 3070 Ti, however assessments in April confirmed markedly worse outcomes, probably owing to incomplete Intel drivers. Last month, an early overview of the funds A380 was much more dismal.
While Intel’s graphics playing cards are nonetheless solely obtainable in China and South Korea, the corporate maintains that it plans to launch them in different markets later this summer time. Nvidia and AMD will every launch a brand new era of GPUs later this 12 months, which is able to doubtless additional outperform Intel’s merchandise.