Recently, Intel’s Arc A mobile GPU namely the A770M has been benchmarked using 3DMark Time Spy and the results show a close resemblance to the RTX 3070M form NVIDIA.
Intel Arc A770M is now working properly in 3dmark Time Spy
Avg clock 1710MHz
Intel NUC12SNKi72 (No driver optimizations )
> Graphics score 10793
Clevo Notebook X270PTA 17.3" (driver optimizations)
> Graphics score 11667 pic.twitter.com/psDdlZjx0k
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The Intel Arc A7 series will utilize the high end ACM-G10 GPU from Intel and the mobile version will come in two flavours, the A730M and the A770M. The Arc A770M will ship with 32 Xe cores, 4096 FP32 cores, 16GB of GDDR6 memory running across a 256-bit bus. The TDP is expected to be in between the 120W-150W range, which is comparable to NVIDIA’s RTX 3070 Ti Max-Q, although performance will vary in contrast.
The Intel Arc A GPUs are notorious for offering more performance on enabling APO and ReBar, you can read more about them here:
As for the actual performance metrics, the Arc A770M with APO (Advanced Performance Optimizations) disabled scores 10793 points and with APO enabled the GPU scores 11667 points for a 8% increase. With APO disabled, the Arc A770M catches up with NVIDIA’s RTX 3060M as expected. However, on turning APO ON, the Arc A770M starts to compete against the RTX 3070M.
Of course, these tests were conducted via 3DMark Time Spy and not on an actual ‘game’. But if Intel improves its drivers, then these numbers may translate to gaming performance. Currently, only a few games (running on DX12) are supported by Intel on its Arc GPUs. The fate of the rest hangs by a thread.
It is fascinating isn’t it? This is Intel’s first iteration and even then, they are outclassing the likes of NVIDIA. I am more than sure that it wont be long until you will use an Intel GPU in your build. Can Intel end AMD’s and NVIDIA’s duopoly in the GPU market? Will Intel be able to optimize their GPU for older (DX11) titles? These questions ara yet to be answered, but we surely are headed in the right direction.