Intel Arc A770 And A750 Limited Edition Review: Putting Alchemist To The Test

Intel Arc A750 And A770 Limited Edition: In Game Performance And Benchmarks

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is due launch at the end of November, for a variety of platforms. The free benchmark utility that is available checks is approximately a 2.21GB download. It will test your PC's ability to run the game at various settings, and presents a final result with an overall rating upon its conclusion. We tested Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker at 1080p and 1440p, with maximum image quality settings.

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker Benchmarks

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Final Fantasy Endwalker

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Intel has stated that some DirectX 11 titles won't run optimally on its Arc GPU, and it shows here. The Intel Arc A750 And A770 Limited Edition trail the GeForce and Radeon at both resolutions and put up much lower minimum frame rates.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Benchmarks

The open-world Assassin's Creed Valhalla is an action-adventure game in which the player controls Viking raider Eivor Varinsdottir as he and his compatriots battle Anglo-Saxons through various regions. The games uses the AnvilNext 2.0 engine, which requires DirectX 12...

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition Details @ 1440p

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This game clearly benefits from the larger frame buffers on the Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition (16GB) and GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB), as evidenced by the much lower 5% min framerates on the Arc 750 LE (8GB) and Radeon RX 6600 XT (8GB). Overall, the Arc A770 Limited Edition performs relatively well, and outruns the RTX 3060, but it trails the Radeon. What perhaps most interesting is how much performance dropped off with the A750 LE at the higher resolution vs. the Radeon. Although both the A750 and Radeon had the lowest 5% min framerates, the A750's average performance fell considerably, whereas the Radeon's did not. It seems the Radeon RX 6600 XT either makes more efficient use of its 8GB of memory or swaps data from system memory more efficiently than Intel.

Forza Horizon 5 Benchmarks

Forza Horizon 5 is the latest addition to the popular racing game franchise. The game features much larger maps than its predecessors, with more detailed models, and higher graphics fidelity in general. Forza 5 leverages the proprietary ForzaTech engine and DirectX 12...
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Forza Horizon 5

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Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition Details @ 1440p

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The A770 Limited Edition's higher clocked GPU and memory, and its larger complement of memory allowed it to overtake the Radeon RX 6600 XT and lead the pack at 1440p in Forza 5, but it takes the second spot at 1080p. The Intel Arc A750 LE ultimately trailed the pack, but was right there nipping at the GeForce RTX 3060's heals.

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is an action-adventure game, where you play as Star-Lord and lead the rest of the Guardians from mission to mission. The game’s minimum requirements call for a Radeon RX 570 or GeForce GTX 1060-class GPU and the game also supports some of the latest graphics technologies, including DXR and DLSS.

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Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition Details @ 1440p

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When running at its highest quality settings, Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy will consume more than 8GB of frame buffer memory at higher resolutions. As such, the Intel Arc A750 and Radeon RX 6600 XT end up trailing at 1440, whereas the Intel Arc A770 LE manages to take the pole position. The GeForce RTX 3060 has a clear edge in terms of minimum framerates and takes the lead at 1080p.

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Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition Details @ 1440p w/ RT

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Enabled ray tracing in this game absolutely craters performance on the Intel Arc A750 LE, which drops to single digit framerate territory at both resolutions. And again, while the Radeon's performance drops significantly with ray tracing enabled as well, it's not as severe as the Intel Arc A750, alluding to the possibility that Intel still has some software optimization to do to get the most out of Arc GPUs with only 8GB of memory. The 16GB Intel Arc A770 LE puts up a much better showing, outpacing the Radeon throughout, but trailing the GeForce RTX 3060.

Far Cry 6 Benchmarks

Next up, we’ve got some benchmark scores from Far Cry 6, the latest installment in the storied franchise. Like its predecessors, Far Cry New Dawn is a fast-action shooter set in an open world environment with lush visuals and high graphics fidelity. The game is set on the fictional Caribbean island of Yara, ruled by Giancarlo Esposito's dictator "El Presidente" Antón Castillo. We tested all of the graphics cards here at multiple resolutions using Ultra Quality settings to see how they handled this recently-released AAA title.

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Far Cry 6

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Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition Details @ 1440p

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The A770 Limited Edition leads the GeForce RTX 3060 in FarCry 6, and the Arc A750 LE pulls ahead of the GeForce at 1440p as well. The Radeon RX 6600 XT takes the overall lead here, however.

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Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition Details @ 1440p w/ RT

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With DXR effects enabled in FarCry 6, the overall performance trend shifts somewhat with the A770 Limited Edition, pulling off a victory at 1440p with higher min frame rates as well.

F1 2022 Benchmarks

F1 2022 is Codemaster’s latest Formula One racing simulation, and like previous version of the game, it sports impressive visuals. This latest addition to the franchise supports DirectX 12 with ray tracing, and it incorporates support for a number of AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) and NVIDIA technologies (like DLSS), though we didn't enable either of them to keep the playing field level. We tested the game with its Ultra High graphics preset, but with ray tracing and TAA enabled at a couple of resolutions to see what the graphics cards could do.

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F1 2022

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The GPUs we tested are relatively tightly grouped here, with the A770 Limited Edition ultimately trailing the GeForce RTX 3060 and the A750 Limited Edition trading blows with the Radeon RX 6600 XT, depending on the resolution.

Hitman 3 Benchmarks With XeSS And DLSS

Hitman 3 is very much like previous games in the storied franchise. It is a stealthy, third-person shooter where players control Agent 47 through various locales on during contracted assassination missions. We tested a beta build of the game which has Intel's XeSS and NVIDIA's DLSS technology enabled...

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Hitman 3

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Take note that we tested the GeForce RTX 3060 with DLSS here, whereas all of the other cards used XeSS. Although both upscaling technologies offer four modes of operation with different quality / performance levels, the schema doesn't quite line-up between XeSS and DLSS. Whereas XeSS offers Performance > Balanced > Quality > Ultra Quality modes, DLSS offers Ultra Performance > Performance > Balanced > Quality.

We also want to point out that the ray tracing implementation in this game is absolutely abysmal. Enabling ray tracing has only a marginal impact on the visual fidelity, but absolutely murders performance like a Hitman. That said, we enabled ray tracing to better illustrate the potential performance uplift offered by XeSS or DLSS upscaling.

As you can see, the Intel Arc A750 And A770 Limited Edition offered the highest performance with native rendering, and XeSS boosted performance significantly. XeSS offered a nice boost for the Radeon as well, but did exhibit a strange (and repeatable) issue where Quality mode offered lower performance than Ultra Quality. All that said, DLSS boosted the GeForce RTX 3060's performance even higher, and it ultimately leads overall at both resolutions, when image upscaling is enabled.

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