According to a US retailer, ASRock is set to release a new Intel Arc A770 graphics card. The product page for the Arc A770 has already gone live this week, even though ASRock has not made any official announcements yet. The new Arc GPU is expected to have twice the memory capacity of the current Phantom Gaming model and will maintain the original cooling design. As a result, the Intel Arc A770 GPU family will grow to ten models, with five of them featuring 16GB memory, including the now discontinued Limited Edition.
ASRock has not provided official confirmation regarding the existence of the new Phantom Gaming OC (A770 PG 16GO) model, and there is no information about it on the company’s website. However, the Newegg page indicates that this card is expected to have the same GPU clock as the 8GB model, operating at 2.2 GHz, which is 100 MHz higher than Intel’s reference specifications.
Regrettably, it remains uncertain whether the card boasts an enhanced memory speed of 17.5 Gbps, a characteristic present in all known 16GB models. The Phantom design occupies 2.8-slots and incorporates three fans. Gamers will need to be ready to use two 8-pin power connectors to supply 225W of power.
Currently priced at $329, the card is slightly cheaper than the A770 LE that was available a few weeks ago but $50 more expensive than the 8GB model. Newegg doesn’t have any lower-priced Arc A770 cards available at the moment, with the only alternative being Acer’s Predator BiFrost priced at $399. Notably, just last week, the Acer model could be acquired for as little as $282. Gamers should keep a close eye on the offers from Acer and ASRock, as they seem to be engaging in a small price war.
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