Intel Unveils Core CPU and Arc GPU Bundles, Balanced PC Builds
Intel on Wednesday announced Under its Balanced Builds initiative, the company plans to sell CPU and GPU bundles to mainstream gamers, allowing PC makers to offer Balanced Builds systems with optimal CPU and GPU configurations. His one of the company’s first bundles is a Core i5-12600K processor and Arc A750 graphics card, priced at $423.
Intel’s high-performance Core i9 CPU is one of the best processors for gaming and is usually chosen by enthusiasts, but Intel’s current Arc A700 series graphics cards offer an attractive balance of performance and price. (which is why these are some of the best graphics cards money can buy). However, they are not an option for high-end enthusiast builds. To do that, it doesn’t need to be paired with Intel’s premium Core i9 CPU, and using a more affordable CPU will maximize its performance potential.
To prove this point, Intel compared the performance of its top-of-the-line Core i9-13900K to 12th and 13th Gen Core i5 and i7 processors across 50+ games. His over 15,000 test runs gave the company a ton of data to find the best GPU and CPU configurations for games. As a result, GPU performance can be limited by the CPU up to a point, and Intel Arc A750 and A770 GPUs typically perform best when paired with Alder Lake or Raptor Lake generation Core i5 or i7 CPUs. found to be reached.
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Interestingly, DirectX 12, which tends to be “closer” to the GPU silicon than previous versions, showed minimal CPU sensitivity when tested on the Intel Arc A750 graphics card. A relatively inexpensive Core i5-12400F processor yielded similar results to high-end CPUs.
The data also reveals that the sweet spot for entry-level graphics boards like the Intel Arc A380 lies in the Core i3 chip. Mid-range GPUs such as the Intel Arc A750 are best paired with Core i5 and i7 processors, while Core i9 CPUs are best suited for ultra-high performance GPUs such as Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4080/4090 and for CPU-intensive non-gaming work. It makes a big difference only for loads.
Intel has partnered with dozens of companies to cater to gamers looking for the perfect balance of price and performance (and armed with Intel’s GPU test results). retail stores worldwide Offers affordable CPU and GPU bundles and relatively inexpensive gaming PCs. For example, the most affordable gaming CPU bundle costs $423, while the cheapest PC is available for $899. In the US, the system is available at: Amazon (opens in new tab), new egg (opens in new tab), micro center (opens in new tab)best buy (opens in new tab)Costco (opens in new tab), cyber power (opens in new tab), main gear (opens in new tab)NZXT (opens in new tab).
It’s worth noting that Intel has been offering CPUs with optional discrete GPUs for some time in the notebook space. This allows partners to deliver higher graphics performance and stay with Intel drivers without rigorous configuration testing. The company has taken a different approach when it comes to desktops, never promoting a combination of CPU and GPU.
This is probably due to various issues with Intel’s Arc graphics cards. As a result, it’s possible that Intel wanted to fix drivers to maximize his GPU’s performance first, and then launch marketing efforts to increase graphics card sales, which is correct. Since the CPU giant launched its Intel Arc A750 and A770 graphics cards a few months ago, Intel has seen a 43% improvement in his FPS for games like CS:GO and support for 42 new games, among other things. , which claims to have introduced numerous performance updates. Perhaps this is why the company believes now is the right time to launch marketing efforts to sell as many desktop Arc graphics cards as possible.