Intel Arc in PCWorld

By Brad Chacos

March 31, 2022

Can Intel Arc shake up the depressingly bleak state of graphics cards?

A new player arrives right when we need it.

The graphics card duopoly ended this week. For the first time in decades, we’re staring at a true three-way battle for gaming supremacy. Yes, Intel makes discrete graphics cards now. It couldn’t have come at a better time, as desktop gaming feels increasingly expensive and painful, and the unorthodox launch of Intel’s Arc graphics drives home that Chipzilla is plotting its ascent in very strategic ways.

Hopefully this fight rejuvenates the consumer graphics card space with a much-needed breath of fresh air. Things were looking bleak even before scalpers and chip shortages descended on us all. …

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