Intel’s latest graphics driver improves the performance of its Arc graphics cards by up to 60% in DirectX 9 titles such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive. We’re looking at an average performance boost of 43% in average frame rates and a 60% uplift to the lows. To sweeten the pot, Intel has also reduced the MSRP of the Arc A750 to just $249 (down from its current market price of $329).
With the latest update, the Arc A750 is the best sub-$300 GPU on the market, undercutting the GeForce RTX 3060 and Radeon RX 6600 XT in one fell swoop. At the time of writing, the RTX 3060 starts at $329, while the RX 6600 XT can be had for $299. The A750 offers 52% better performance per dollar versus the RTX 3060 while boasting superior ray-tracing performance.
Intel is also bundling the Arc A750 with two upcoming games, The Settlers: New Allies and Nightingale. Newegg has already updated the pricing, making it the first retailer to do so. You get two free game titles, five creative applications, along with the Arc graphics card.