Intel is now trying to undermine the GPU market by bringing GPUs to gamers. They dare to challenge AMD and NVIDIA, which are currently the two leading manufacturers in the GPU market. In this Intel Arc A750 Review, we will share our thoughts and opinion about the Arc 750 which is a mid-range GPU that offers very good performance at a very affordable price.
On paper, the Intel Arc A750 uses the Intel Xe HPG architecture which comes with 28 Xe cores and is only available with 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. This means that this GPU should be able to play AAA games at 1080p very well, which is competitive with the NVIDIA RTX 3060 and AMD Radeon 6600.
But keep in mind, the Intel Xe HPG architecture is not directly comparable to the NVIDIA or AMD architectures. However, they still offer a variety of modern features on the GPU.
For connectivity, there are three DisplayPorts and one HDMI 2.1 port with full speed 48Gbps transfer speed. Intel has also integrated PCON which will convert DisplayPort to HDMI 2.1.
Even though the “vanilla” variant (Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition) already supports this feature, it depends on the third-party vendor whether they support similar integration or not.
As for cooling, they use two axial fans (manufactured by Cooler Master) and a large copper vapour chamber on this Arc GPU to keep it cool. Its small size will make it easier for users to put it in various casings on the market.
One of the strongest advantages of this GPU is the XeSS feature, which on paper can match the capabilities of AMD FSR and even NVIDIA DLSS. Unfortunately, this feature is still limited to a few games.
The results we get, this GPU can run various AAA games such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, GTA V, Cyber Punk, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 5, and others with an average FPS of 60 fps and above.
Meanwhile, when we tried to run the game with Ray Tracing on, it seemed that the Intel Xe 750 was having a little trouble getting it to work. This is quite reasonable because Intel is still developing this technology to run perfectly.
The temperatures are also quite reasonable, with an average of 70 degrees Celsius when running Cyberpunk 2077 at the highest settings. As for power usage, at 1440p resolution, we recorded usage in the 180W range, with a maximum power rating of 225W.
However, during the testing process that we did, one of the annoying things was in the software or driver itself. There were still a lot of games that had a bit of a problem when we tried them, where some of them were not detected by DX12, even though games and Intel Arc A750 support this feature.
But keep in mind, it’s not just Intel that’s having problems right now. There is still AMD, which until now does not have mature drivers and software. Likewise with NVIDIA, even though they have good software and drivers, there are still several other optimization problems that are still being experienced by many users.
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The Intel Arc A750 has excellent performance for gamers. The price is quite attractive if you look at the prices of GPUs from other brands with equivalent performance.
At the point of writing this review the Intel Arc A750 is priced at:
However, it must be remembered that if you want to buy this GPU, you must be prepared with immature drivers and software, so you must be prepared for the fact that you cannot run games to their full potential, well at least for now. In the future, we hope that Intel can refine this GPU so that it can truly compete and destroy the GPU market with affordable but high-performance products.