VRR, HDR, and HDMI 2.1 capabilities from the Intel Demos Arc A750

Edited on 7-28-2022 GMT +5 1:13 PM: The article has been updated to reflect the fact that the game was running at 3440 x 1440 and not 4K. To view games, the displays were set to 2560 x 1440 (VRR) and 3440 x 1440 (HDR) resolutions respectively, and the games were running at the ‘default’ preset.

Intel showcased some new capabilities for its upcoming Arc lineup of graphics cards with the Arc A750 Limited Editon. The techniques are demonstrated by Ryan Shrout in a new video posted on Intel’s Arc Graphics YouTube channel and in a detailed blog that you can read here.

Intel Arc Graphics VR Ready, VRR, HDR, and HDMI 2.1 – Limited Edition Arc A750 Tested in Death Stranding with Over 100 FPS at 3440×1440

The details are pretty straightforward, Ryan says that all Intel Arc graphics cards, including the Arc A750 Limited Edition, which was used in this demo, will support VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) as per the official VESA standard.

The technology known to many as Adaptive Sync will provide a smooth frame rate by synchronizing your screen’s refresh rate with the FPS you get in-game. The monitor used was an Acer 4K 120Hz monitor running in sync with the 80-100 fps provided by the graphics card while running Death Stranding Director Cut. Intel states that it will validate more than 100 VRR displays to deliver a great gaming experience on the relatively soon-to-be-launched Arc A700 series family.

Another thing Ryan talked about is the HDR capabilities. For this purpose, the same Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition graphics and game card but on a premium Alienware HDR QD OLED display was used. Intel had its representative, Allyn, only to verify that HDR was working and no proper demo was given because YouTube’s compression algorithm can’t display the full HDR range that is displayed in-game.

Finally, we have a word on the HDMI capabilities of the Intel Arc graphics suite. Ryan states that all Arc graphics cards and mobile GPUs natively support HDMI 2.0 but to get to HDMI 2.1, partners can integrate a PCON and convert DisplayPort to HDMI 2.1. The Intel Arc A770 and Arc A750 Limited Edition graphics card both support HDMI 2.1 through this very technology.

finally, We can Discuss HDMI standards and what you can expect from Intel Arc products. While A Series GPUs support HDMI 2.0 natively, partners and OEMs can build support for HDMI 2.1 By incorporating PCONs that will convert DisplayPort to HDMI 2.1. Intel branded limited edition cardsBoth A750 and A770 variety, It will support HDMI 2.1 through this method. Additional cards and other laptops will support it if it’s built-in.

via Intel

While Intel talked about some key technologies, it should be noted that Death Stranding’s Cut Director was supposed to be one of the most notable features of XeSS technology. Intel’s XeSS will compete directly with NVIDIA’s DLSS technology and AMD’s FSR technology, but Intel hasn’t shown any demos of the first downsampling technology on Arc graphics cards yet. We hope that Intel will also show us some demos of XeSS performance at several titles that they promised will support XeSS.

Limited Edition Intel Arc A750 Graphics Card Specifications

The Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition graphics card specs include an ACM-G10 GPU cut-out with 448 EUs, 3584 ALUs, 12GB of GDDR6 memory running over a 192-bit 16Gbps bus and a TGP of around 200W.

The graphics card is powered by an 8 + 6 connector configuration which means a maximum board power of 300 watts (150 watts + 75 watts from the connectors and 75 watts from the PCIe interface). The Limited Edition will likely come in both the A770 and the A750. It will come with three DisplayPort connectors and one HDMI connection. Intel has confirmed that the ARC Alchemist graphics card will support the latest DisplayPort 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 interfaces.

Intel Arc A-Series “common” desktop graphics cards:

Graphics card variant GPU variable GPU die implementation units Shading units (cores) Memory capacity Memory speed Memory bus TGP price
A770 . bracket Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD) ACM-G10 Bracket 512 EU (TBD) 4096 (TBC) 16 GB GDDR6 16 Gbps 256 bit 225 W $349 – $399
A770 . bracket Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD) ACM-G10 Bracket 512 EU (TBD) 4096 (TBC) 8 GB GDDR6 16 Gbps 256 bit 225 W $349 – $399
A750 . bracket Xe-HP3G 448EU (TBD) ACM-G10 Bracket 448 European Union (TBD) 3584 (TBD) 8 GB GDDR6 16 Gbps 256 bit 225 W $299 – $349
A580 . bracket Xe-HPG 256EU (TBD) ACM-G10 Bracket 256 EU (TBD) 2048 (TBD) 8 GB GDDR6 16 Gbps 128 bit 175 W $200 – $299
A380 . bracket Xe-HPG 128EU (TBD) ACM-G11 bracket 128 EU 1024 6 GB GDDR6 15.5 Gbps 96 bit 75 watts $129 – $139
A310 . bracket Xe-HPG 64 (TBC) ACM-G11 bracket 64 EU (TBD) 512 (TBD) 4 GB GDDR6 16 Gbps 64 bit 75 watts $59 – $99

Both Intel Arc A750 and A750 graphics cards are expected to launch later this summer, priced between $300 and $350 in the US market range.

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