Review: Intel ARC A770 16GB & ARC A750 8GB


Gaming performance 1080p and 1440p:

We decided to choose six games because they seem to be representative enough. We chose to use DirectX12 and Vulkan with the following games:

  • The Division 2 (DirectX 12)
  • Borderlands 3 (DirectX 12)
  • Red Dead Redemption II (Vulkan)
  • Far Cry 6 (DirectX 12)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (DirectX 12)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (DirectX12)

We have chosen to use the benchmarks integrated in these different games. Why did we do this? Simply to allow you to compare your results with ours if you also have a copy of one of these games. It’s a thought that seemed relevant to us and that will allow you to compare your results with ours.

As we mentioned on page 4 of this article, we have activated the Resizable Bar in the BIOS, which is now supported by all (recent) GPUs. Finally, we have chosen only 1080p and 1440p resolutions, which is what you should expect from these cards.

The Division 2:

The Division 2 will be tested under DirectX 12. As for the graphics settings, they will be set to ” ultra ” mode with vertical synchronization disabled.

First game and the trend noted for the synthetic benchmarks is not confirmed as our two Intel ARCs come in on either side of the RTX 3060. Finally, after Intel’s official announcements, this is where we expected to see them.

Note that this is one of the least demanding games in our panel. Good surprise in 1440p, where both our cards jump one place and the A770 version even manages to break away from its pursuers. Is this a trend that will continue?

Borderlands 3:

For the second game, we switch to Borderlands 3. The graphic options are set to ” Brutal “. It is important to know that Borderlands 3 is quite greedy and that this choice of parameters has a strong impact on the FPS. It is a game that is often praised in the announcements of new graphics cards and precisely in this Brutal mode.

The performance here is better and the gap with the RTX 3060 EX and the RX 6600 is widening. The A770 version even allows itself to get close to the RTX 3060 Ti. In 1440p, the Intel ARC A770 seems to be more comfortable against the competition and is closer to an RTX 3060 Ti than the RTX 3060.

Red Dead Redemption 2:

Third game and not the least, Red Dead Redemption II on PC. The advantage of this opus is to offer the possibility to test the integrated benchmark under Vulkan. We opt for the graphics options in ” ultra “. Third game and not the least, RDR2 offers the possibility to test the integrated benchmark under Vulkan. The rise in power of the two Intel ARCs is confirmed as they leave behind an additional card, the RX 6600 XT. Here, in 1440p, the observation is the same as for 1080p definition.

Far Cry 6:

The latest game we are adding to this section is Far Cry 6, since it supports DXR as well as the SFR proposed by AMD. We will also find it on the next page. For our benchmarks, we opted for an ” ultra” graphic quality. Even though our report on this game showed an advantage for the RX 6000 cards, we were hoping for more from our two samples of the day. Here they find a place they have already met, that is, on either side of the RTX 3060. We still find this observation that gives our two ARCs better performance in 1440p than against their competitors in 1080p.

Watch Dogs Legion:

Last but not least, Watch Dogs Legion which will also be used for our tests with Ray Tracing. For our benchmarks, we have opted for a graphic quality in ” very high”. In the Watch Dogs Legion benchmark, the A770 model passes the symbolic 100 FPS mark ahead of the RX 6000. The A750 is 6 FPS ahead of the RTX 3060. In 1440p it is now becoming obvious, our ARCs are much more comfortable.

Cyberpunk 2077:

This is a game that we have been wanting to add for a while and it is now done since it now has an integrated benchmark. We will also use this game for our tests with Ray Tracing. For our benchmarks, we have opted for a “high” graphic quality. New and last benchmark of this gaming panel. It is going to be a bit of a downer for the performance of our two Intel ARCs, as both of them are at the back of the pack and quite far behind the other cards and especially the RTX 3060. This is quite surprising and despite several rounds of testing, these results are confirmed. In 1440p, our two samples move up one place in the ranking.

Average Game:

For the gaming average, the RTX 3060 is the reference card in 1080p while the RTX 3070 is the reference card in 1440p. The other cards score either higher or lower depending on their performance against this model. In the end we are on two different views. In 1080p, our Intel ARC A750 does as well as the NVIDIA RTX 3060. The performance is relatively similar and one sometimes takes the lead over the other depending on the game chosen. The ARC A780 does better and takes a bigger advantage over the RTX 3060. But it is finally in 1440p that the differences are more important with an ARC 770 that shows itself very interesting!