Intel is teasing performance figures for the upcoming Intel® ARC A750 graphics card against the NVIDIDA GeForce® RTX 3060. No pricing is given but I suspect it should retail for roughly the same price as the RTX 3060. More information should be available closer to retail availability, but so far looking good.
Directly from Intel:
“Intel Arc graphics will be at its best in games when running on a modern API like DX12 and Vulkan. Across nearly 50 tested titles, we are showing a great gaming experience at both 1080p Ultra and 1440p High settings, and a 3-5% performance advantage compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 in matching settings. For games not tested that use modern APIs, and future games that are built on them, we are confident Intel Arc graphics cards will continue to provide excellent gaming experiences.”
For games with dedicated benchmarks like Dirt 5 and Hitman 3, we used their benchmark modes. Other games without built-in benchmarks were run using repeatable scenarios, though other testers might come up with different results. And you’ll see in our results disclosure that we had two different Intel labs with slightly different configurations contribute to this collection of data, but all measurements for both Intel Arc and competitive products on a per game basis were performed by the same labs. We’re confident that the combined data tells the story of the type of performance you can expect when playing some of your favorite modern games.
Intel has promised updates on what we want to know, like when we can buy it, how much it will cost, and details about the architecture and features like XeSS.