They’re finally here! The Intel Arc A750 and A770 GPUs officially launched October 12 in select markets. And quickly disappeared. Newegg was sold out before noon on the same day.
|Comparison of Intel A770 and A750 AIBs. (Source: Intel)|
Bundled with the drivers is Arc Control, the all-in-one primary hub for customizing your GPU and game performance. It has a built-in studio in addition to an integrated Game On Driver download experience with no accounts or log-ins required.
Also in today’s driver release comes exciting support for Xe Super Sampling (XeSS) and Intel Arc RGB Controller software. With many game studios in collaboration, XeSS will be available in over 20 titles by the end of the month to help customers unlock higher frame rates at increased resolutions.
We’ve written extensively about the Xe GPU and its manifestations, so this is just a news flash that some of them are (were) available and more may be on the way for the holiday buying frenzy, which looks like it will be especially frenzied this year due to inflation and political upheaval in the US, Ukraine, and elsewhere in the world.
However, the price is right for these new AIBs and will lower the bar for AMD and Nvidia in the midrange and entry-level segments.
The A750 costs $290, while the A770 is priced $350. The deal is even sweeter considering the purchase bundle associated with the GPUs: Arc customers get a copy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II on Battle.net with the purchase of qualifying Intel Arc 5 and 7 GPUs and systems. And by separately registering with Intel Gaming Access, the company’s community engagement platform, they will also get access to creator applications and game titles such as Gotham Knights, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, and The Settlers.
We’re told we’re in the queue to get one for testing and are looking forward to that.