Sparkle Arc A750 Orc drops below $190, just as Intel is expected to launch A580
Sparkle takes the lead in offering the cheapest Arc A7 GPU.
In 2022, Intel initially launched its second-fastest Arc Alchemist GPU, the A750, with a price tag of $289. However, to stay competitive with AMD and NVIDIA, who were introducing more budget-friendly options, Intel had to adjust its pricing strategy. Earlier this year, they reduced the price of the A750 to $249.
Now, Intel is gearing up to release its Arc A580 GPU, equipped with 8GB of memory and a modified ACM-G10 GPU featuring 24 Xe-Cores. Although reviews for this card haven’t surfaced yet, it’s evident that it shouldn’t be significantly slower than the A750, boasting just 4 Xe-Cores more.
Notably, Sparkle, a recent entrant into the GPU market with an exclusive partnership with Intel, is taking the lead. They are offering the A750, specifically the Arc A750 ORC model with factory overclocking, for a reduced price of $189. This marks a considerable drop from the original A750 MSRP by over $100 and is $60 cheaper than the ‘new’ MSRP.
- Sparkle Arc A750 ORC OC 8GB: $189.99 (Amazon)
- Sparkle Arc A750 ORC OC 8GB: $189.99 (Newegg)
- Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition 8GB: $199.99 (Newegg, promo code: FTTCX9628)
- Acer Predator BiFrost Arc A750 OC: $199.99 (Newegg, promo code: FTTCX9627)
- SPARKLE Intel Arc A750 TITAN OC Edition 8GB: $199.99 (Newegg)
Furthermore, there are several other models available at the $199 price point, including Intel’s own Limited Edition variant and Acer’s Predator Biforst card, which was unveiled at Computex in May.
The $189 price for the A750 hints at the possibility that the A580 might come in at an even lower price point. This potential move positions Intel to offer the most budget-friendly 8GB graphics card on the market, something that’s likely to grab the attention of gamers. However, the key factor will be whether the A580 can deliver performance that matches the value proposition set by the Arc A7 series. The A750, on the other hand, has already been tested thoroughly by many reviewers.