- Aug 17, 2017
The most intriguing piece of data I noticed in Shrout’s results was that in-game performance with Intel’s Arc GPUs varied far less based on the processor it was paired with compared to Nvidia’s flagship RTX 4090.
As you can see from the image below, dropping from a top-of-the-line Intel Core i9-13900K - the best processor in the world right now - to the more sensible i7-12700K sees an average FPS drop of as much as 15% - compared to just 3% variation for the Intel Arc A750.
Sure, the A750 is never going to beat the RTX 4090 in terms of raw performance - but we’re talking about a $249 GPU versus a $1,599 one here. The bottom line is that the A7 cards can be effectively paired with a cheap Intel i5 CPU without losing more than a few frames-per-second in-game, but opting for anything but the best with your high-end Nvidia card will cost you a lot more in terms of performance.