Intel Arc GPUs are finally here, and the initial reception was, well, mixed. The broad consensus seems to be that the flagship Arc A770 16GB is a decent gaming graphics card with a stellar price-performance ratio, but current driver and power consumption issues mean the Arc designs need a bit of refinement. .

One area where reviews have been almost universally positive is video encoding performance. For the uninitiated, video playback (specifically, in this case, high-resolution video) requires a specialized hardware unit on the GPU, the performance of which does not depend on the overall power of the card.