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PCI Express 4.0 x16
|Model||A770 PGD 8GO|
|Interface||PCI Express 4.0 x16|
|GPU Series||Intel Arc A-Series|
|Core Clock||2200 MHz|
|DirectX||DirectX 12 Ultimate|
|HDMI||1 x HDMI 2.1|
|DisplayPort||3 x DisplayPort 2.0|
|Max Resolution||7680 x 4320|
|Thermal Design Power||225W|
|Recommended PSU Wattage||700W|
|Power Connector||2 x 8-Pin|
|Max GPU Length||305 mm|
|Slot Width||2 Slots|
|Date First Available||October 12, 2022|
Pros: - Great ray tracing performance - Good rasterization performance that will only improve - Card runs cool with the admittedly overkill triple fan design - Has AV1 encoding capabilities - Growing enthusiast community creating workarounds for current problems - Priced competitively - Card's design looks nice
Cons: - Fans can be a bit noisy - Card is pretty big, barely fits in my case and is thicker and longer than my previous card (ZOTAC GTX 1080 AMP!) - Game overlays can intermittently disappear and reappear (Discord, Steam FPS counter, etc) - Rare game crashes can occur sending you back to the desktop (CSGO, OW2, Halo Infinite) - High idle power draw (45W with 2 monitors 144 Hz and 60 Hz, on par with my 1080) - Intel Arc Control driver software is kind of buggy and clunky to use - Large driver download size (1.3 GB) - Due to reports of other people running into issues upgrading drivers I use DDU to upgrade my drivers each new release - Some games don't know how to deal with this card yet (BeamNG Drive, Minecraft RTX) and you can run into issues with lowered performance or not working
Overall Review: I've been daily driving this card for around 2 months and can say overall it's a great entry for Intel into the GPU market and it's very promising. I'd still say this is a beta tester / tinkerer product but only due to the bugs and oddities that I'm still encountering, on the performance side I've been very happy with this upgrading from a GTX 1080. As of writing this, the newest driver version for this card (126.96.36.19959) greatly improved DX9 game performance and that was my biggest gripe with the card up until this point. I know there's more cons than pros listed above but this really is a great card that with time should hopefully iron out all those issues as game developers update their games to accomodate the new player in the GPU space and as Intel improves their drivers. So far they've been very quick to release updates and fix issues us early adopters have reported. Overall, I'm happy I purchased this card and it's exciting being an early adopter for a new player in the GPU market.
Pros: -Performance -Price -Overbuilt for Cooling -RBG
Cons: -ASRock Polychrome Sync is Terrible and I ended up uninstalling it and sticking with the stock RGB -8GB of VRAM not 16GB [Though it really doesn't change performance]
Overall Review: I could not be more impressed with the performance of this ASRock Intel Arc A770 GPU. I needed to upgrade from my GTX 1070 and wanted something capable of ray tracing and 1440p gaming. I wanted a RTX 3070 but was frustrated by the lack of inventory and inflated prices. A friend recommended the A770 and the advertised price to performance instantly sold me. After installing the card I ran a 3D Mark Time Spy benchmark to test performance. I was shocked when I saw my A770 performing better than the RTX 3070 averages. And no, I did not overclock the card at all. I have attached screenshots of the results for your viewing. Next I jumped into some Red Dead Redemption 2. I ran this game at 1440p Ultra Max settings and got a steady 55-70 FPS. The dips below 60 were rare and unnoticeable. I have not run any ray-tracing games yet but scored somewhere between a 3060 and 3060 Ti in the 3D Mark Port Royal benchmark, with a score of 7194. See the attached screenshot. Another important note, the early DX9 issues have been resolved. I have over 4K hours of CSGO and was really nervous about poor and inconsistent performance. However, I have noticed no inconsistencies or issues running CS. Overall for a $325 GPU this card is a 1440p gaming champ. Highly recommended for anyone who is gaming at 1080p or 1440p. Definitely look else where if have, or plan on buying, a 4K monitor. Absolutely excellent job by Intel on their first generation on consumer GPUs. Looking forward to Battlemage.
Pros: Very good gpu for pc gaming
Cons: Vr is not supported
Overall Review: I would love to see vr supported but until then I can't suggest this card
Pros: Got this just to experiment with for $250. Used the newest drivers which fix most of the horror stories. This things eats 1440p games way above its price range. Is equal to or greater than my old 5700XT (nitro+ and overclocked so it was faster than most other 5700XTs). If you can get it for sub $300 this is the absolute king of deals. Card is very overbuilt for the power and runs cool and quiet.
Cons: I thought the card would not be powerful enough for the 16GB version. I was wrong, get the 16GB if you can it will absolutely use it. Sometimes games crashed on the first load but were fine after that. ARC control is still clunky and I couldn't change fan profiles at all (not that it needed it)
Overall Review: At 1440p with 5800X3D: Timespy graphics score 11,705 BFV max setting, no DXR, native res: 151 FPS w/ 150% render res 100 FPS (out of vram) 100% w/ DXR 77 FPS (out of vram) 60 FPS in DCS with very high settings (out of vram) 140+FPS in FFXIV in dungeons, 60 in crowds Warthunder max settings no SSAA 150 FPS SSAA 4x was 71 FPS but ran out of vram If the price is within $40 get the 16GB, otherwise, this card is still a monster for the price.
Pros: Overall good gpu especially for the price. Practically rivals the 3060ti-3070
Cons: Didn't get the promotional item that was promised.
Overall Review: Very good gpu would heavily recommend it to anyone if they didn't burn me with the missing promotional item. If that is able to be fixed I would change my rating to a 5 star.
Cons: Does not work at all on my Windows 7 computer. Now I'm stuck with it because it's non returnable. I would not have purchased it had I known it was not backwards compatible.
Overall Review: I bought this to replace my aging Nvidia 960 GPU.. I was not aware that these new Intel GPU's do not work on older PCs at all. I was under the impression that they worked, just not at 100% unless I had a newer PC that has resizable bar. I was prepared for it to not work at peak performance, but wasn't prepared for it not to work at all. Newegg will only swap it for another of the same card, which still won't do me any good. So now I have to try and sell it online or something to get some of my money back. Very bad warranty!!!!
Dear Valued ASRock Customer, Thank you for purchase and review. Unfortunately, Windows 7 is not supported. Please visit link below for Intel Arc A770 supported OS drivers for download. Link: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/229151/intel-arc-a770-graphics-16gb/downloads.html If you have any technical or warranty inquiry in the future, please contact us at https://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp We will assist you shortly. Thank you ASRock Support Tech Support Email: https://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp
Pros: -Not many pros except it does finally allow me to run a single video driver stack with my notebook and external thunderbolt dock (where Nvidia cards have lived / worked fine until now) -I guess it runs cool, but since I can barely use it I can't really be sure of that.
Cons: -The card is giant, wouldn't fit in my external Thunderbolt enclosure after having run both Nvidia and AMD cards in it for the last couple years without any fit issues. Why this thing is so wide is....disturbing. -It can't run a simple Passmark benchmark without failing. It barely gets through the 2D stuff which doesn't make a lot of sense for something from Intel. Then it just completely fails in 3D tests. -It required both 8 pin power connectors which is a little strange since the last couple generations of Nvidia and AMD cards I have used (admittedly mid-rangers) only require one.
Overall Review: Overall I'd wait on this card. They clearly have a lot of work to do on the drivers. And if you have a tight fit on AMD & Nvidia 2-slot cards, it'd be best to skip this unless you can run without the built in fans on it.
Dear Valued ASRock Customer, Thank you for purchase and review. Unfortunately, Intel ARC series graphic cards does not support Thunderbolt dock. If you have any technical or warranty inquiry in the future, please contact us at https://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp We will assist you shortly. Thank you ASRock Support Tech Support Email: https://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp
Pros: The Shiny
Cons: Abysmally Unstable
Overall Review: 2 eggs for the Shiny, not three. Accidentally hit three eggs and wasnt allowed to bring it back to a two before writing my review. As both of my kiddos are currently on AMD 580s, I was hoping to get ahead of AMDs end of life support for these cards by upgrading before it's too late. Well, the Intel GPUs aren't quite ready for full production. Still a ways off on drivers and porting for most software that's any older than 2020. Although Intel is providing updates at an amazing rate, they have their work cut out for them as we use software, mostly games, and some as old as twenty years. This lack of drivers and system support caused unstable gaming, software use and just an overall horrible experience for my girls, and me! I can't remember the last time I had to stop what I was doing so consistently to go and troubleshoot Windiws work stations. And there were some very buggy issues with both Windows 10 and 11 that caused their machines to just stop working and Blue Screen for unseemingly no reason. These cards caused so many problems that I finally decided to yank them and drop the 580s back in just so my girls could do their school work without interruption. Very much looking forward to when Intel gets it right. But Intel then,,, 🤕,😪,🤮.