Intel is expected to release its flagship desktop Arc GPU this summer, and a new test shows a score comparable to one of Nvidia’s older cards.
Intel recently launched the laptop variants of its highly anticipated Arc graphics hardware. With the supply of AMD and Nvidia graphics cards improving, not to mention prices dropping, it seems like the time has come for the blue team to start hitting the market with all they’ve got. While there’s still some time to wait for its desktop GPUs to come out, there have been plenty of benchmark tests to see how the tech giant will stack up against its newer rivals, and the latest has results. interesting.
A recent test on Geekbench ran the upcoming Intel A770, the company’s rumored flagship, through the benchmark which comes out with a score of 85,585. A tweet from the Benchleaks account shows it’s just under 40 % below Nvidia’s RTX 3070. According to a report from Tom’s Hardware, the OpenCL score puts the Arc desktop GPU on par with something closer to the RTX 2070, a graphics card that came towards the latter parts of 2018.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the A770 will be inferior. Considering the card will have 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM and 512 execution units, it’s still likely to be a decent piece of hardware. However, that’s a bit far from when previous tests showed the Intel Arc to be allegedly on par with the RTX 3070 Ti. That being said, it might not be the A770 that was tested against the 3070, and on top of that there isn’t much to take from the results other than the fact that the Arc card Intel’s is just behind the RTX 2070 in OpenCL score, with the latter scoring 85,818. Still, it’s an intriguing comparison.
With Intel’s launch of desktop Arc GPUs through June, there may be a few months to go until gamers and PC enthusiasts can see just how much the tech giant will be capable of. measure up to the power of AMD and Nvidia. That said, the blue team seems to be leaving things quite late for this current GPU era.
With AMD announcing its RDNA 3 and Nvidia planning to launch the RTX 40 series in September, the final moments of 2022 will likely see the emergence of the next generation of graphics technology. That doesn’t mean that Intel won’t be able to hold up as the market moves forward, but some might consider the supposed delays of its flagship desktop cards to be a bit behind the current generation which has been in full swing since late 2020.
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Source: Tom’s Material, Geekbench
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