Intel Arc A770 Vs Rtx 3070 Review


Intel Arc series GPUs haven’t had an auspicious start. Delays, driver issues, and inadequate performance against Nvidia GPUs have plagued this product line from day one.

Intel Arc A770 Vs Rtx 3070 are showing great promise in today’s games, particularly those using DLSS or Ray Tracing technologies.


Intel has equipped its Arc A770 graphics card with 16 GB of VRAM, providing ample performance for modern games. Furthermore, Intel paired its GPU with fast and reliable GDDR6 memory for fast operation; additionally it has 32 Raytracing Acceleration Cores onboard for additional acceleration capabilities.

Intel’s new graphics card, Arc A770, aims to compete with Nvidia’s RTX 3060 in terms of performance. It offers superior 1080p and 1440p gaming; however it struggles with 4K. In comparison to its counterpart, however, Arc A770 performs better in some key specifications.

Its AV1 video encoder is an invaluable asset, providing clearer images at lower data rates while also handling HEVC content that would otherwise not be supported. Unfortunately, it still falls short when compared with Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Ti or AMD’s RX 6800 cards.

Memory Latency

Ice Lake GPUs differ significantly from older Intel GPUs in that they do not share memory with the CPU’s L3 cache; rather they use dedicated subslices of RAM memory for faster performance – something which explains why Intel Arc A770 is often more cost-effective even when pitted against Maxwell-based RX 3070 GPUs like Read Dead Redemption 2 or Cyberpunk 2077.

However, in other games like CS:GO and Rainbow Six Siege, Intel cards often struggle to hit playable framerates. Furthermore, older DirectX 11 titles such as Metro Exodus perform slightly worse; even worse than 5600XT cards in some tests.

But it remains the best choice for gamers who wish to use ray tracing in some of today’s popular games, drawing less power than the RX 3070 while drawing only 200W. Furthermore, its performance compares favorably to its counterpart and features a 256-bit bus and nearly 4,000 ALUs that provide gamers with an engaging gaming experience at a reasonable cost.

Memory Bandwidth

Intel Arc A770 packs 16GB of GDDR6 graphics memory that boasts a bandwidth of 560 GB/s – considerably more than Nvidia RTX 3070’s 8GB memory capacity.

Notably, the RTX 3070 also boasts improved thermal efficiency; thus ensuring lower average temperatures than its Arc A770 counterpart.

Intel Arc A770 has had an uncertain start to life, with driver issues and performance that trails behind both AMD and Nvidia’s flagship cards. As more driver updates arrive and Intel acclimated to its new GPU architecture, performance should eventually match or surpass that of Nvidia RTX 3070.

Memory Clock

Intel Arc performs well enough in gaming to compete with Nvidia’s GPU lineup in many modern titles, although its exact performance varies depending on which game and resolution you use it for; it even beats an RTX 3060 when played at 1080p resolution! For example, Intel Arc outshines it when ReBar is enabled in Cyberpunk 2077!

As for low performance gaming, the RTX 3070 excels by far overshadowing Arc A770 by an outstanding margin. Furthermore, this GPU shows better cooling capabilities by maintaining lower average temperatures than A770 while also consuming significantly less power at just 225W consumption.

Pricing wise, Newegg currently lists a limited edition Intel Arc A770 at $329; making it significantly less than an RTX 3060 card but significantly more than third-party alternatives such as those sold under their own brand names; thus making this product not suitable for everyone but it does make for an excellent option if looking to build a high-end PC without breaking the bank.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.