We now know the pricing and release date for Intel’s upcoming Arc Alchemist graphics cards. Intel shared this important piece of 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 also been confirmed.
In addition to the highly anticipated launch date, we now know a little more about the cards themselves. More importantly, we know that prices will remain competitive throughout the lineup, so Intel has stayed true to its word and promise that GPUs don’t have to be obscenely expensive.
It’s been a long road, but we’re finally here. At the Intel Innovation event, the company announced that its flagship GPU, the Arc A770, would be launched on October 12. Coincidentally, this is the same launch day as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090.
Initially, only the flagship Arc A770 had a fixed release date, but we now know it shares that day with the Arc A750. Although both cards are called “limited edition”, they are 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, although Intel will not be preparing a limited edition version of the latter. The Arc A750 comes in just one model with 8GB of VRAM.
In terms of pricing, we can now confirm that the 16 GB Intel Arc A770 will cost $349, with the 8 GB Arc A770 at $329 and finally the Arc A750 at $289. These GPUs will certainly be cheap, so despite being If they aren’t powerful enough to compete with the best graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, they can still shake things up a bit due to their competitive pricing.
Intel also revealed some 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 quite quiet, with a noise level lower than that of a soft whisper. If you like RGB lighting, you’ll like the A770, as the GPU comes with four GB zones that you can customize to add a little spice to your build. The A750 is not equipped with this lighting.
Intel will initially launch the graphics cards at online retailers, with first-party sales to follow at an unspecified time later. We’re not sure when the Arc A580 will hit the market, though, but it seems Intel is following the tried-and-true strategy of launching the flagships first and the budget segment second. Nvidia and AMD both do the same thing with their own lineups.
How will Intel Arc Alchemist fare against Nvidia and AMD? We’ll have to wait to test the cards ourselves, but Intel says the A770 offers 42% better performance per dollar than the RTX 3060, while the A750 offers 53% better performance per dollar. Intel also provided some hard numbers on performance, showing that the A750 outperformed the RTX 3060 by 22% in Dying Light 2 and 23% in F1 2022.
Intel didn’t share numbers on the 16GB A770, but it did share relative performance by dollar numbers for the 8GB A770. The results suggest 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.