Intel has dropped pricing for their Arc Graphics card on their February ARC update alongside the new Arc drivers. This puts the Arc 750 on more even ground with the Radeon RX 6600 and the Arc A380 with its now $120 price range sees it closer to what some may deem accceptable for entry-level, similar to the era of the long-lived GTX 1050 Ti.
ASRock is following suit with Intel’s price cuts and are now listing their catalog at $120, $240 and $270 for the ASRock Arc A380, Arc A750 and the Arc A770 8GB respectively. This sweetens the deal for the Arc A770 even further and makes the choice of either scooping of aging RX 6600 XT or the A770.
Intel is actively developing their drivers with performance improves slowly pushing through every update and some momentous updates bringing incredible performance uplifts versus previous drivers.
I spoke with our APAC sales rep regarding this pricing update and ASRock responded stating that “upper management has no directives yet.” Basing off the global price cut, it’s only a matter of time as the Asia launch of ASRock’s Arc graphics were also later thant the west.
PCHUB (Philippines) currently sells an Intel-branded Arc A750 at Php15,500 which Intel Philippines confirms is from theri local distributor. That means that for the Philippines, at least, Intel is already selling their own-brand GPUs at the expected PH markup from its US MSRP.