Intel Arc Graphics A750 + A770 Linux Gaming Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 5 October 2022. Page 2 of 7. 134 Comments

There are also some minor nuisances with this initial Intel DG2/Alchemist Linux support. For example, as a reviewer, one annoyance is the Intel i915 HWMON patches for providing power and temperature reporting for these new graphics cards isn't yet in place. The i915 HWMON patches have been floating around for months but didn't make it into Linux 6.0 nor is queued up for 6.1/DRM-Next. Granted, most consumers won't need this hardware monitoring support but is just an example of a more reviewer/enthusiast feature not yet finished up for their Linux driver. For that and the short time on hand before the review embargo lift, there isn't any thermal/power data in today's Linux review. There are also other open items like how they will handle GPU firmware updates under Linux if necessary.

For those wondering whether Intel has answered the long elusive item of a graphical control center for their Linux driver, no. Intel doesn't have anything new to report on a graphical control panel for Linux and is in the same boat of AMD's open-source driver.

As for these Intel Limited Edition graphics cards, the build quality itself for these cards are great. The A770 also has configurable LED lighting on the graphics card -- albeit isn't currently customizable under Linux.

For this launch-day testing I freshly tested the following graphics cards for this comparison:

- Intel Arc Graphics A750
- Intel Arc Graphics A770
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
- AMD Radeon RX 6600
- AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
- AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
- AMD Radeon RX 6800
- AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

With the cards tested based on the current-gen GPUs I had available. All tests were carried out on an Intel Core i9 12900K desktop with ReBar enabled for all graphics cards. The open-source Intel and AMD Radeon drivers were tested using Mesa 22.3-devel and Linux 6.0 Git. The NVIDIA tests were with their 515.76 driver.

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