Intel is slowly but surely revealing more information about its new Arc GPU range (this one being the Intel Arc A750). While the notebook range has already been released in certain regions, gamers are waiting in anticipation for a closer look at the company’s dedicated desktop GPUs. Intel has finally shared a bit of actual information about the card in a new video that touches on its HDMI 2.1 capabilities and a few performance benchmarks.
Intel got Ryan Shrout to host the demo and it is quite casual considering the company’s professional business approach to everything. The video is exactly what Intel says it is – a demo of the Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition playing Death Stranding at over 100FPS at 3440 x 1440 resolution. The demo was run on an Acer 4K 120Hz monitor.
Intel says that Adaptive Sync on the Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition will deliver smooth frame rates across the hardware and supported monitors. The GPUs come with all the features you would expect from a graphics card in 2022 including VRR and HDR. Ryan is seen switching to different monitors with the best-supported features to test these specs. For HDR, he used an Alienware HDR QD OLED monitor.
I’m playing Death Stranding: Director’s Cutto show off all these features, starting with variable refresh rate, or VRR, or Adaptive Sync. VRR allows the monitor’s refresh rate and the GPU’s render rate to be in sync, reducing tearing and stutter from gaming experiences. In this demo, the game is running between 80 and 100 FPS on the Intel Arc A750 card.
The changing framerate uses VRR to synchronize with the Acer 4K 120Hz screen that continuously adjusts its refresh rate to limit screen tearing. Any adaptive sync certified display will do the same and should work with Intel Arc graphics, but we’re validating 100+ top VRR displays to make sure you have an amazing experience when the Intel Arc A700 family of cards launch.
Ryan also touched on some of the HDMI 2.1 features in the Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition. He says that while the notebook variants of the GPU only support HDMI 2.0, the desktop models are kitted out with the latest HDMI technology.
Finally, we can discuss HDMI standards and what you can expect on Intel Arc products. While the A-series of GPUs supports HDMI 2.0 natively, partners and OEMs can build in support for HDMI 2.1 by integrating PCONs that will convert DisplayPort to HDMI 2.1. Our Intel-branded Limited Edition cards, both the A750 and A770 variety, will support HDMI 2.1 through this method. Other add-in cards, and notebooks, will support it if integrated.
The most interesting thing to note from this whole demo is the fact that Death Stranding Director’s Cut is one of the first games to integrate the Intel XeSS tech. If you don’t know, Intel XeSS is directly competing with the likes of AMD’s FSR and NVIDIA’s DLSS. However, while the game is meant to boost this upscaling technology made specifically for Intel’s GPUs, the demo left this out completely. Hopefully, Intel will host another demo soon on the tech seen as dozens of games are meant to feature it.
The card running the game in this demo is the Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition. It includes an ACM-G10 GPU with 448 EUs, 3584 ALUs, and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory running across a 192-bit bus at 16 Gbps, and a TGP around 200W. This card is one of many meant to release in the next few weeks. Intel has yet to confirm the full lineup and specs across the range. We also now know that this A750 is powered by an 8+6 power connector which means the board power is 300W. The card has three DisplayPorts and one HDMI 2.1 port. It will start at $350. Watch the demo below: