Intel’s budget-friendly Arc A750 graphics card is now more affordable than ever, going for just $229.99 at Newegg.com. The card in question is an ASRock Challenger variant that has 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM and two fans. If you want to get the best graphics card for your money, this could be the best choice right now.
This is the second price drop we’ve seen for Intel’s lower-end Arc A7 GPU. Back in February, Intel cut the MSRP from $289 to $249, making it one of the best cheap graphics cards available right now. This new price cut on ASRock’s model makes the A750 an even better choice for anyone who wants to game at 1080p resolution.
Since the Intel Arc A750 is almost as fast as Nvidia’s last-gen RTX 3060, which is a good 1080p GPU in its own right, it’s hard to recommend anything else right now. For comparison, the cheapest RTX 3060 card we could find on Newegg was a Zotac Gaming model that was discounted to $309.99. At the moment, the average price of the 3060 is between $320 and $330, which makes it as much as $100 more expensive than the A750 for almost no performance improvement (though Nvidia’s card does perform better in some ray-traced tasks).
The perfect time for a 1080p graphics card
This is a ridiculously good deal, especially considering that Intel has spent months fixing the bugs and performance problems that plagued the Arc line after it was first released. The Arc A750 is now a great card for 1080p gaming (and even 1440p, if you’re willing to turn down some settings), which is something the PC gaming community really needs right now.
We’ve already spent a lot of time complaining about how high GPU prices ruin PC gaming, so it’s good to see that Intel is serious about making good-value cards in response to Nvidia’s market dominance. According to Steam’s user hardware data, the RTX 3060 is one of the most popular GPUs among PC gamers. The other cards at the top of Steam’s charts are older 1080p cards like the RTX 2060 and GTX 1650.
We have high hopes for Intel’s next generation of Arc cards now that Team Blue has had some time to work out the problems. Most PC gamers are still playing at FHD resolution (4K will probably take off eventually), and many of them are using old hardware. Cards like the A750 and its successors will be important to keep gamers playing, even if we have to wait until 2024 for new Arc cards.
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