Blizzard’s Diablo 4, which is currently in the early access period, is uploading a considerable number of contents that can be flooded on YouTube for those who are even a little interested in the game. The uploaded content itself is also quite extensive, and it has various jobs (classes) that can be played and even the advantage of being able to make a completely different character through the tech tree even though it is the same class. There are even YouTubers who have finished the story to the end of 4, so you can even watch high-level trailers shown mid-game in advance without actually playing the game.
▲ Blizzard Diablo 4 Early Access Schedule
▲ Blizzard Diablo 4 event installed in Ximen, Taipei, Taiwan
It seems that more gamers will be able to enjoy Diablo 4, as even buyers of the regular version, which was sold at the lowest price, can play it from June 6, when it will be officially released after the early access that has been going on so far. In particular, as explained earlier, you can easily access a large number of YouTube contents, so you will be able to develop your own character more quickly and powerfully.
▲ Blizzard Diablo 4 official release schedule by world
■ Intel Core i5 13400F, ARC A750 8GB / A770 16GB graphics card
▲ Intel Core i5-13th Generation 13400F (Raptor Lake) Genuine brief specifications: Intel (Socket 1700) / 10nm (Intel 7) / 6+4 cores / 12+4 threads / Basic clock: 2.5GHz / Maximum clock: 4.6GHz / L2 Cache: 9.5MB / L3 Cache: 20MB / PBP/MTP: 65~148W / PCIe5.0, 4.0 / Memory Specifications: DDR5, DDR4 / 4800, 3200MHz / Built-in graphics: Not installed / Technical Support: Hyper-Threading / Cooler: Intel Basic cooler included / Launch price: $196 (excluding VAT)
▲ Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition D6 16GB Quick Specifications: A770 / 6nm / Base Clock: 2100MHz / Stream Processor: 4096 / PCIe4.0x16 / GDDR6 (DDR6) / Output: HDMI2.1 , DP1.4 / Additional Features: 8K Support , 4K support , HDR support / Power consumption: Max 225W / Power port: 6-pin x1 + 8-pin x1 / 2 fans / Width (length): 270mm / Thickness: 35mm / Backplate / LED light / Xe Core: 32, XMX engines 512
▲ Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition D6 8GB Brief specifications: A750 / 6nm / Base clock: 2050MHz / Stream processor: 3584 / PCIe4.0x16 / GDDR6 (DDR6) / Output: HDMI2.1 , DP1.4 / Additional function: 8K Support , 4K support , HDR support / Power consumption: Max 225W / Power port: 6-pin x1 + 8-pin x1 / 2 fans / Width (length): 270mm / Thickness: 35mm / Backplate / Xe core: 28, 448 XMX engines
In the Diablo 4 article that was conducted in Brainbox, a graphics card with at least a 6-core processor and 8GB or more graphics card memory was recommended at this point, but if we assume that a gaming system is completely built with only the manufacturer Intel, In this way, one processor can be considered as a combination of two graphics cards. And the part that can have a little more merit is that in the case of the Arc A770 Limited Edition, it has 16G of graphics card memory, so you can expect a little better frame rate even at 4K resolution beyond QHD.
Well, today, let’s take a quick look at what framerates Diablo 4 shows at FHD resolution after giving full-options (very high) in these two combinations. The system specifications used for this test are as follows.
● Processor: Intel Core i5 13400F
● Graphics Card: Intel ARC A750 Limited Edition 8GB / Intel ARC A770 Limited Edition 16GB
● Motherboard: ASRock B660 Wi-Fi – Swin
● Memory : Teamgroup T-FORCE DDR5-5600 16GB x2
● Storage: SK Hynix P41 Platinum Gen4 x4 1TB
● Power: Micronics Classic 2 Full Modular 1050W
● OS: Microsoft Windows 11 22H2
■ Diablo 4 quality options
▲ Default Diablo 4 Quality Options: Very High / Intel XeSS – None, High Performance, Performance, Quality, High Quality
▲ Resolution FHD / Very high option / DLSS 2.0 not provided / XeSS not provided – the higher the better
▲ Resolution FHD / Very High Option / DLSS 2.0 High Performance / XeSS Performance – The higher the better
▲ Resolution FHD / Very High Option / DLSS 2.0 / XeSS Balanced – the higher the better
▲ Resolution FHD / Very High Option / DLSS 2.0 / XeSS Quality – The higher the better
▲ Resolution FHD / Very High Option / DLSS 2.0 / XeSS High Quality – the higher the better
■ Diablo 4 that can be fully enjoyed with an Intel processor and graphics card
First of all, even after talking about the Core i5 13400F processor, which is an Intel processor, the Arc A750 and A770 itself can select an option similar to the FSR of the Radeon graphics card based on this Diablo 4 option, and the performance improvement could be expected accordingly. . Although AMD and Intel use different names, it seems to be the position of Blizzard, a game company, that they are strictly based on one graphics card.
As a result, the Core i5 13400F processor and the Arc A750 and A770 were able to enjoy the game play without any difficulty in FHD at the general resolution most enjoyed in the “Very High” option. If you need a high frame rate here, if you select the high performance or performance option in the general option, you can secure about 10 to 20 frames more comfortably. And in addition, perhaps this part can also be expected to improve the frame rate a little with the improvement of the driver. Please note that this part will check the performance of Intel’s latest driver once again in the ASRock Arc A770 8GB review that will be conducted soon. .
At Computex 2033 in Taiwan, most motherboard manufacturers were demonstrating and exhibiting Intel’s entry-level graphics card, the ARC A380. It seems that it will complete the lineup of graphics cards. The current graphics card market is in a somewhat dark situation, and I wonder if it will be a new fun factor to look at the graphics card market to slowly watch how the Intel Arc series will break through this difficult market.