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Intel Arc A770

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With the amazing-looking Intel Arc A770, the blue team is making a push to offer a capable mid-range graphics card product at affordable pricing. Intel is including a lot of modern tech like AV1 video encode, hardware-accelerated ray tracing units and more on their newest release.

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Conclusion, buy an RX 6650 XT. Unless you want a piece of history instead of a graphics card.
Lol little harsh.

350 for a card that performs as good as a 3060ti is not bad on the surface. There's alot of asterisks though.
 
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Lol little harsh.

350 for a card that performs as good as a 3060ti is not bad on the surface. There's alot of asterisks though.
You can get a card that sometimes gets to 3060ti or goes way lower than that. RX 6650 XT is 299 and it's way more consistent. I guess you could bet on Intel to improve their drivers and continue support.
 
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A770 scale beautiful as resolution increase, jumping over NV and AMD.
 
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Looks like drivers are still not there to give consistent performance, but the fact that it's beating the 3060Ti in the heavy games and has better RT performance than RDNA2 is impressive as far as I'm concerned.

Hopefully the idle power draw is a software issue and can be fixed.
 
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On page one. "Intel is pricing the 16 GB version of the A770 at $50."
 
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Still reading through the review, but 1080p consistency is all over the place and there are too many games that struggle to call this a true 1440p card.
I suspect driver immaturity is to blame for a lot of this, and potentially the Arc 750 might be the card to get if you play the longer game and wait for performance improvements via drivers.

Honestly, that's not bad for their first real dGPU. If it had released in 2020 as initially planned, Intel would have made a killing but this 18 month delay sure has hurt its prospects. Here's hoping they don't give up because the second gen is likely to be much better than this - they're likely learning a lot from their first attempt's mistakes.

The thing that stops me from buying one is that although it's clear the performance is there in many titles, there are plenty of instances where it's outperformed by half-decade old cards that you can pick up on ebay for $100 now. Until those drivers are good enough that you can expect proper utilisation and performance in at least 90% of games, you can't look at its average performance, because you'll almost certainly have several games you want to play where it runs like a dog.

The average performance is somewhere between a 6600 and 6600XT but you'll only care about performance when there's not enough of it, at which point you'd have been much better off buying an RX 6600 for $224.99:
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When a $224 card (it's definitely not hard to find sub-$250 RX6600 cards somewhere on any given day) is consistently providing a superior overall experience, it's really hard to justify paying $290 or $350 for an Arc card. You're effectively paying now for maybe 6700XT performance 12 months down the line but if you're only worried about performance 12 months* from now, buy an RX7600 or RTX4060 instead, which will presumably run circles around Arc, the 3060, and the 6600-series.

* - a number I pulled out of my ass as a very rough estimate of how long I think it'll take Intel to deal with the worst-performing games through driver updates
 
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The 44W idle power consumption, even with a single display connected, is a deal breaker for me. That must also be the reason why there's no fan-stop feature.
 

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Well done Intel honestly, great to have another player in the game and a very respectable product for a first entry given the asking price imo.

Particularly interesting to me that I'd love to drill more into is RT performance, check out Metro Exodus EE.... and XeSS seems very performant with the XMX instruction set, bloody well done.

Color me impressed.
 
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Yes, if you planning to watch powerpoint presentation
1080:
A770 - 100%
6600XT - 109%
3060TI - 125%

1440P:
6600XT - 97%
A770 - 100%
3060TI - 117%

4K:
6600XT - 80%
A770 - 100%
3060TI - 112%

so, ?
 
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To sum it up:
  • Idle power consumption is crazy and has to be fixed
  • Power efficiency is a lot lower than the GeForce 30 series despite the latter being produced using a worse process
  • Pricing is good but not excellent
  • Drivers are a concern
  • RTRT performance is actually really good
  • XeSS is great but needs minor fixes and adjustments
  • Excellent open source Linux drivers
  • In some cases horrible performance in DirectX 9 titles (not limited to CSGO). Intel cards are meant to run Vulkan/DirectX 12 titles
For a first gen product it's actually great. Hopefully people will start buying Intel GPUs, so the company won't give up on its graphics division and it will hopefully result in saner/lower prices for NVIDIA and AMD both of which have seemingly lost touch with reality pricing-wise.
 
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To sum it up:
  • Idle power consumption is crazy and has to be fixed
  • Power efficiency is a lot lower than the GeForce 30 series despite the latter being produced using a worse process
  • Pricing is good but not excellent
  • Drivers are a concern
  • RTRT performance is actually really good
  • XeSS is great but needs minor fixes and adjustments
  • Excellent open source Linux drivers
For a first gen product it's actually great. Hopefully people will start buying Intel GPUs, so the company won't give up on its graphics division and it will hopefully result in saner/lower prices for NVIDIA and AMD both of which have seemingly lost touch with reality pricing-wise.
yep.
Bottom line- don't buy, wait for ARC second gen (battlemage).
 
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DOA, almost 2 years late on the market.
Low perf / watts, ok are good in ray tracing, but in 2 or 3 months they will be paved, the only strong point is the price, indeed Intel is giving them away.
 
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Not there yet. It is something to improve upon I guess
 
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1080:
A770 - 100%
6600XT - 109%
3060TI - 125%

1440P:
6600XT - 97%
A770 - 100%
3060TI - 117%

4K:
6600XT - 80%
A770 - 100%
3060TI - 112%

so, ?
48fps? For $40 more you can get 6700xt - 15% faster in 4k, 25% faster in 1440p and 30% faster in 1080p
6650xt is faster than 6600xt and cost $299 still better performance/$ in 4k, and smashing a770 in 1080p
Should I mention the 40% worse performance per watt?
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Conclusion, buy an RX 6650 XT. Unless you want a piece of history instead of a graphics card.

Good observation. 20 yrs later these will be collectors' items selling for 100 times the MSRP.
 
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Am I going to go out and buy one? No
But it's a good first entry into a two party market that is notorious for price fixing and ever increasing prices

Let's hope Intel keeps at it so the answer to the question above becomes a "yes" or "sure, why not".
 
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