NTT-X, a PC retailer based in Japan, is planning on giving away several units of Intel’s ARC graphics cards, with the purchase of select NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPUs. The ARC card, by the way, is the ARC A750 graphics Limited Edition graphics card.
As to which Ada Lovelace card NTT-X is requiring a purchase of, it is the ASUS RTX 4090 TUF Gaming OC, which has been described as a very popular model of the GPU in question. If you’re living in Japan and you actually think that the ARC A750 bundle is a good deal, we’re going to warn you by saying that you’ll need to be really quick with your clicking finger.
NTT-X will make the RTX 4090 and ARC A750 bundle go live on 30 April at 11PM (Japan Time), and it will only be available to the first five customers. Honestly, it’s an understandable quantity: you are effectively giving away five graphics cards for free, and even with the purchase of the more expensive and powerful SKUs, it is technically still money out of your pocket. Entry-level as the A750 may be. The ASUS RTX 4090 TUF Gaming OC will retail at an SRP of ¥314160, which is around RM10358, more or less the average SRP here for the card here in Malaysia as well. That being said, loyal customers to the Japanese brand can get a ¥16360 (~RM539) discount, which is pretty sweet.
Is there a use-case scenario where one can run a multi-GPU configuration using the RTX 4090 and ARC A750? Probably not, but as Videocardz points out, there are some individuals that have built ARC-based system that serve as powerful video encoders. Having said that, the RTX 4090 – or any RTX 40 Series card, for that matter – already have the internal hardware to encode in both H264, as well as the more popular AV1 codecs.
It also should be clear that the ARC A750 isn’t a bad entry-level GPU either. When we reviewed it, we saw the GPU more or less able to hold its own with the majority of games, including ray-traced titles like Cyberpunk 2077. Of course, this was before the latest patch from CDPR brought about Intel XeSS support, but even through AMD’s FSR 2.1 upscaling technology, we were getting a modest 56 fps at Full HD, and that’s with RTX running at Ultra.
(Source: NTT-X, Tom’s Hardware, Videocardz)
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