Intel’s latest video showcased one of its Arc Alchemist graphics cards, specifically the Arc A750, in action.
The video, as reported by Digital Trendsshow the Intel Arc card running Death Stranding at staggering frame rates between 85 and 100 in the default setting.
The graphics card is running with a Core i9-12900K processor and an Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard, while using a dual monitor setup of an Acer 4K 120Hz model and Alienware QD-OLED display. Of course, Intel was using the Acer monitor to test the variable refresh rate (VRR) features, which the A750 is fully compatible with.
The A750 is also HDMI 2.1 compliant and manufacturers will have the option of installing a protocol converter to transform a DisplayPort 1.4 into HDMI 2.1.
Analysis: Where is the release date?
The big problem with this demo is not what was shown, but what was not announced, namely the release date.
So far, Intel has released Intel Arc Alchemist in China, with a limited release in India as well. But as for the global release date – mom is the word so far. And considering that Team Blue has strong competition from Team Red, the fact that we still don’t know when these cards will be released is concerning.
There are also some speculation that Arc cards may not be as fast as we think first, which, if true, would be another point in the disaster belt. While this speculation was around the A380, it’s something that could apply to other models as well.
The only way for us to know is to get our hands on these boards to test, so hopefully Intel will give us some firm information for a release date soon.