The Intel desktop Arc A-Series is getting all the hype as it has been under development for far too long. We are spectating sneak peeks of its performance and software power. The new edition will come with software that may easily compete with GeForce Experience without signing in.
“Enthusiastic Citizen” forum shared new insights that Intel might be delaying their desktop product line (again). Intel and AMD are renowned chip makers for consumer-grade desktop CPUs and Apple. But the king’s share remains with Intel even though AMD is gradually catching up with their Ryzen series.
We now have powerful CPUs in minor nanometer architecture, but the competition is still developing. On the flip side, the smallest size may seem better, but if we take in the calculation, raw power is power, doesn’t matter how small the framework is. The Arc series mobile GPUs are already available, but its desktop counterpart Xe-HPG architecture is still spreading rumours. A mix of official information and leaker posts gives us a clear idea of the current state.
There are four primary desktop variants for Intel Arch Alchemist graphics cards they are A770, A750, A580, and A380. The competitor for these GPUs is the biggest name in the market. The A770 is faster than an RTX3060 Ti (Nvidia), and the A380 is slightly quicker than the RX 6400 (AMD).
Configuration lineup aside, a tease of “Limited Edition” graphics cards revealed its availability in summer. Geek bench is quite famous for benchmarks, and a recent entry of the Arc A770 surfaced, which certainly did not cross attention. For SMBs and organisations, it is truly a lucrative opportunity to carry out the next generation upgrade for making workforces life easier.
The Arc A780 (LE) has ACM-G10 GPU with 32 Xe cores and 512 execution units. On the other side, the Arc A380 is packed with ACM-G11 GPU and 8 Xe cores. In between, the performance gap varies in the models. They come in 16GB GDDR6, 12GB GDDR6, 8GB GDDR6, and 6GB GDDR6. Also, the memory bus is between 96-bit to 256-bit on the higher side of the scale.
The real-life usage pops out and raises many questions, leaning away from technical specifications. Can Intel rival the field where there is already domination? We still do not know the answer, as judging just from the numbers will not cut it. To fill in all the questions, Intel needs to come up with their promised product lineup as soon as possible, or the shareholders are slightly changing channels. But it is not their only product for a company of such scale. They are developers and designers who may also profit from selling services for what they are best known for.
The first benchmark was sourced from a South Korean expert who provided tests with updated Arc drivers. It revealed further information on performance throttling by a technology called Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology. Bottlenecks are certainly not applicable for a new lineup of products. The marketing department may seriously discuss passing frequent tests put by the consumer market with the developers.
The Arc-A series is still not delivered as promised, and even the media, whom they send to first, did not receive sample units. It is bringing up controversy. We are not unfamiliar with supply chain issues, and the new lineup was supposed to fix it, not join them.
Geekbench database surfacing the Arc’s with 2-2.5 GHz boost clock and 16 GB memory is undoubtedly a flagship-level architecture. The benchmark platform breaks down the OpenCL score into its 11 component categories, where each number is measured. Suppose 6600XT is 35 per cent faster than 3060 in the Gaussian blur test. It may have a worse score on the other component categories, where the score may fluctuate and make a difference in the average buying decision.
How does it all affect general consumers? Users who already have Intel Socket 1366 or 775 will need a new CPU and motherboard and new sets of DDR4 RAMs. For the generation below, the hope is opposing. For most, it might be a “wait and see what happens next”, but for a small percentage who thrives on the best numbers or just want to glimpse what Intel is bringing to the table, the opportunity should be near.