Intel is exhausting the promised time window to introduce its first Arc GPU: The first model in the Alchemist graphics family, the Arc A370M for slim laptops, will be released on March 30, 2022. It’s said to be nearly as fast in 3D games as the Iris Xe integrated GPU in Current Alder Lake processors (Core i-12000).
Come compare By Lisa Pearce, Visual Computing Group Leader, Intel, but this lags. Intel compares a laptop with a Core i7-12700H and Arc A370M model with a total power consumption of 40W with a Core i7-1280P and a total power consumption of 28W.
This corresponds to a 100 percent fps rate with 43 percent more power consumption in a friendly comparison with Intel – here in the action game “Metro Exodus” (DirectX 12, 1920 x 1080 pixels, medium settings). In a fair comparison, both systems will operate with the same thermal design power (TDP).
Drivers must be mature
Pearce really lowers expectations for graphics drivers. The focus is initially on applications for which Intel wants to improve hardware acceleration: “In general, software tuning is critical to maximizing GPU performance, but it will take some time before our GPU stack is mature for all applications. Mother to speed performance today. In parallel, we’ve developed application optimization techniques (such as adjusting shaders) that ensure the best apps deliver a great experience as our compiler matures. These improvements are now for the ‘Top 50’ apps in existence and we’re rapidly expanding our coverage to the ‘Top 100’.”
When it comes to gaming, Intel wants to share lists of how many games run smoothly with Arc GPUs at certain graphics settings. However, in the coming months, we’re mainly expecting Arc laptops that manufacturers are advertising for creators rather than gamers, like Acer’s Swift X 16 with the Arc A370M.
Faster Intel GPUs, including desktop graphics cards, are expected to follow in the second quarter of 2022. Arc A370M Show Meanwhile, Intel is dedicating a live broadcast on March 30, 2022 at 4:00 PM German time.