Intel’s Arc graphics cards are down to their lowest prices, with the budget A750 going for an unbeatable price of just $229. It has 3,584 shaders across 448 vector units alongside 8GB of GGDR6 memory via a 256-bit bus and goes up against NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 at a much cheaper price. Early in its launch cycle, the Arc lineup suffered numerous issues, especially in older DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 titles. Many of these problems have been resolved, with more fixes incoming.
The Intel Arc A750 8GB offers roughly the same level of performance as the NVIDIA RTX 3060 in modern games for $110 less (as per the latest Newegg pricing). In ray-traced games, the A750 sometimes beats the RTX 3060 while generally being a little slower in rasterized workloads. The 8GB buffer might be a problem at higher resolutions, but you should be set for 1080p gaming.
The cheapest variant of the NVIDIA RTX 3060 on Newegg is the MSI Ventus going for $339. It features 3,584 CUDA cores alongside 8GB of GDDR6 memory via a 128-bit bus. Seeing the lower memory bandwidth, it will be even slower at 1440p and 4K, although that’s not quite where these cards will be used.