Consoles have one power connector.
But to get back to the point, let's look at the quote in question: ""My priority at this point is getting that core audience, with one power connector," Intel Graphics Head Raja Koduri said in an interview with Gadgets360
, an Indian tech site. "And that can get you up to 200W – 225W. If you nail that, and something a little above and a little below, all that falls into the sweet spot.""
So mainstream resolutions and settings. Not halo flagship cards. How many people game at higher than 4k60 high anyways? Anybody here think 8k gaming is in any way worth it? How much would you spend to go from 4k60 to 4k120?
I don't think Intel is in a position where it would be remotely profitable to challenge Nvidia's flagship. But they can bring good mainstream performance at reasonable power draw and cost to the market (and prebuild makers) and likely make a profit.
And that last driver improved a lot of driver overhead across a lot of games. I pulled out my 3080 to check my A750 and it isn't going back for a while. Would be nice if somebody did a ton of work and retested Arc as some kind of followup, maybe at 6 months or a year? To see how well it has aged. Too much work for me though.