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AMD exposes data: Intel Arc graphics card is no threat

Intel Arc Radiant independent graphics card was finally born. Only the entry-level mobile version of Arc A350M and Arc A370M will be launched for the first time. The more high-end and desktop versions will be released again this quarter.
In terms of performance, Intel only released some reference data. AMD, as a friend, could not sit still. It used its own RX 6500M to PK an Arc A370M.
The RX 6500M is also an entry-level mobile model. The Navi 24 XM core has 16 computing units, and the Arc A370M has 32 Xe cores. However, the FP32 core is 1024, the video memory is 64-bit, and the maximum power consumption is 50W. The specifications and positioning are very similar.
In addition, both are manufactured by TSMC’s 6nm process, but there are great differences in transistors: RX 6500M has only 5.4 billion, and Arc A370M has 7.2 billion.
According to the data provided by AMD, Arc A370M can run a frame rate of 60-70FPS in five mainstream 3A games, which is also basically smooth. RX 6500M is at least about 90FPS, and the highest is 135FPS in F1 2021, more than double the lead.
Of course, the official data are certainly beneficial to us, but at present, Intel Arc is just emerging, and the pressure is quite high.
According to the 3DMark running point data leaked earlier, the Arc A350M is basically close to the GTX 1650 Max-P full-blood version.
Of course, for Intel’s graphics card, one of the most important concerns is software optimization. Intel seems to be well prepared this time. It has done compatibility testing and optimization for many games and applications on the market. Now it has optimized the famous running software 3DMark just after its launch.
According to Intel, their specific optimization of Arc graphics cards can improve their performance by 15% in 3DMark’s Time Spy and Port Royal tests.
Unfortunately, UL, the developer of 3DMark software, does not recognize Intel’s Shenyou optimization at present. If you use this optimized version to drive running score, it will not be recognized by UL database.
Intel plans to add an optional switch to the driver update in April. Players can turn on or off the special optimization for 3DMark according to their needs.
It is worth mentioning that Intel also disclosed a desktop graphics card of the same series that will be released this summer.
Although Intel did not publish the performance parameters of this desktop graphics card, 3DCenter found that Intel appeared to accidentally disclose some information when introducing the control panel of the graphics card.
It is not difficult to find from the figure that the graphics card used for demonstration has the highest frequency of 2250MHz, and has 175W power when the GPU utilization rate is 99.57%. This data is not consistent with any graphics card of the current Arc series.
From the current information of Intel Arc series, in addition to the fact that there are other desktop graphics cards that have not been announced officially, the most likely corresponding to this set of data is the limited edition graphics card that will be announced this summer.
According to 3DCenter, if the data is true, the performance of this graphics card will be similar to NVIDIA’s RTX 3070.
From the existing information, this graphics card is expected to adopt the flagship configuration of 32 Xe core+16GB video memory, while from the appearance, it adopts the double-fan and double-slot thick design, and has the design element of “transparent exploration”.