Now we know the price and release date of the next graphics cards Intel’s Arc Alchemist. Intel shared this key information regarding two GPUs: the Arc A770 and the Arc A750. While we already knew those details for the Arc A770, the Arc A750 has now been confirmed as well.
In addition to the long-awaited release date, we now know a bit more about the cards themselves. More importantly, we know that pricing remains competitive across the lineup, so Intel has stayed true to its word and promise that GPUs don’t need to be obscenely expensive.
It’s been a long road, but we’re finally here. During the intel innovation event, the company announced that its flagship GPU, the Arc A770, would launch on October 12. Coincidentally, this is the same launch day as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090.
Initially, only the flagship Arc A770 had a set launch date, but now we know that it shares that day with the Arc A750. Although both cards are called “limited edition,” they’re not really limited — think of it as the equivalent of Nvidia’s Founders Edition. In other words, these will be cards made by Intel itself, and Intel has chosen to call them limited edition.
The Arc A770 will be available in 16GB and 8GB memory versions, though Intel won’t be preparing a limited edition version of the latter. The Arc A750 comes in a single model with 8 GB of VRAM.
As for pricing, we can now confirm that the 16GB Intel Arc A770 will be priced at $349, with the 8GB Arc A770 retailing for $329 and lastly the Arc A750 for $289. GPUs will certainly be cheap, so despite not being powerful enough to take on the best graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, they could still shake things up a bit due to their competitive pricing.
Intel also revealed more information about the Arc A770. The GPU comes with a DisplayPort 2.0 connector, standard 6-pin and 8-pin connectors, and PCIe Gen 4.0 x16. The company notes that the GPU should be fairly quiet, with a noise level that is below a soft whisper. If you like RGB lighting, you’ll like the A770, because the GPU comes with four GB zones that you can customize to add a bit of pizzazz to your build. The A750 does not include this lighting.
Intel will initially launch the graphics cards at online retailers, with first-party sales to follow later at an undetermined time. However, we are not sure when the Arc A580 will hit the market, but it seems that Intel is following the tried and true strategy of launching the flagships first and the budget segment second. Nvidia and AMD are doing the same with their own lines.
How will Intel Arc Alchemist fare against Nvidia and AMD? We have to wait to test the cards ourselves, but Intel says that the A770 offers 42% better performance per dollar than the RTX 3060, while the A750 offers 53% better performance per dollar. Intel also put some hard numbers on performance, showing that the A750 outperformed the RTX 3060 by 22% in Dying Light 2 Y 23% in F1 2022.
Intel didn’t share numbers on the 16GB A770, but did share relative performance numbers per dollar for the 8GB A770. The results suggest that the A770 is a better value for the asking price, but it’s important to wait for third-party reviews to validate Intel’s numbers and put concrete results on the A770.