Why is it important: As Intel releases its entry-level line of discrete graphics cards, the first benchmarks are coming. The company’s latest official test attempts to compare the A750 to Nvidia’s mid-range GPU, but many questions remain as both the company and AMD prepare to release new cards in the second half of this year.

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Intel this week published brief test of their upcoming Arc A750 graphics card, claiming it compares favorably to the Nvidia RTX 3060 in several popular games. Arc’s previous tests, both official and unofficial, have been mixed so far.

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The main game Intel tested in their video (above) is Cyberpunk 2077, but it also showed comparisons for Control, F1 2021, Borderlands 3, and Fortnite. All comparisons show that the A750 performs about 15 percent better than the 3060. The Intel card delivers around 60fps in Borderlands, Control, and Cyberpunk at 1440p using the High Graphics preset. F1 and Fortnite run at over 120 fps.

However, the comparison does not mention image reconstruction, another area where Intel wants to compete with Nvidia. All games tested except Borderlands support Nvidia’s DLSS, which will likely give the 3060 much higher frame rates. Currently, none of the games are on the list of games that are planned to use Intel’s XeSS. Only Cyberpunk and F1 support AMD FSR.

Other Arc GPUs are also set to compete with entry-level and mainstream Nvidia cards, but some tests were disappointing. Official tests A730M and A770M put they are close to RTX 3050 Ti and 3060. A770 should match 3070 Ti, but testing in April showed noticeably worse results, possibly due to incomplete Intel drivers. Early last month review the budget A380 was even duller.

While Intel’s graphics cards are still only available in China and South Korea, the company says it plans to release them to other markets later this summer. Later this year, Nvidia and AMD will release a new generation of GPUs that will likely outperform Intel products even further.