Rock paper scissors: ASRock midrange A770 looks good

Compares well on paper to AMD and Nvidia.

Jon Peddie

ASRock released the Phantom Gaming Arc A770 16GB, becoming the third Intel AIB partner to offer a 16GB variant after Acer and Gunnir. The memory speeds for the 16GB version are unknown. Priced at $329.99 on Newegg, it’s $30 more than the 8GB version but cheaper than Intel’s discontinued Limited Edition model or the Acer BiFrost equivalent. ASRock A770 runs at up to 2200MHz, featuring two eight-pin power connectors. It is unclear if it matches 17.5Gb/s memory speeds of other 16GB models, as limited data is available due to supply issues. AMD’s Radeon RX 7600 seems a better deal than the Arc A770 at current pricing.

(Source: ASRock)

Gaming Arc A770 16GB. This makes ASRock the third Intel AIB partner to offer a 16GB variant, with the other two being Acer and Gunnir. The new ASRock model joins the 8GB version introduced earlier this year. However, the specifications of the 16GB version’s memory speeds are not known. The 16GB model is priced only $30 more than the existing AIB, and is less expensive than the recently discontinued Limited Edition model by Intel or the Acer BiFrost equivalent.

The ASRock 16GB A770 Phantom runs at up to 2200MHz, an increase of 100MHz from Intel’s reference model. The AIB has two eight-pin power connectors (like other Intel-based AIBs). The ASRock’s A770 Phantom gaming 16GB AIB sells for $329.99 at Newegg. It’s unknown if the ASRock version has the same 17.5Gb/s memory speeds as other 16GB models, although the listing says it has the same clock speeds as the 8GB version.

At this moment, the ASRock A770 is the least expensive16GB AIB on Newegg; the next lowest is the Acer Bifrost version at $399.99. The Nvidia 16GB RTX 4060 Ti sells for $500 on Newegg. Nvidia hasn’t offered any review units for the new 16GB RTX 4060 Ti, and the ASRock AIBs are in short supply, so there’s no comparison information data available at this time.

FeatureIntel 16GB A770Nvidia RTX 4060 TiAMD Radeon RX 7600
Tensor cores5121360
RT cores323432
L2 cache (MB)16322
Transistors (M)21.722.913.3
FP16 FP TFLOPS19.662243.5

Comparison of midrange 16 GB AIBs.

On paper, the ASRock A770 is an able competitor to AMD’s Radeon RX 7600 and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4060s. At today’s pricing, AMD is a better deal than the Arc A770.

What do we think?
Intel’s lack of AIB sign-ups has surprised us. We thought the brand would carry the product and everyone would put it in their catalog. The A770 is an affordable and able AIB, and for the budget-conscious, a good choice.