Intel Arc A370M: Drama in gaming benchmarks

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from Maximilian Hohm
Intel’s new mobile Arc A 370M was only able to convince in synthetic benchmarks in the first test. In the real gaming tests, it was regularly beaten by the mobile Geforce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060, while the RTX 3050 is unassailable in front. Read more about this below.

Intel has postponed the launch of its own Arc Alchemist models several times and, as a precaution, only launched the first dedicated graphics card, the Intel Arc A 380, in China. Nevertheless, it is now known that the Arc A 380 will be beaten by a Radeon RX 6400 and that the Intel drivers still have a lot to do with optimization. That didn’t happen with the Arc A 370M, a mobile offshoot based on the ACM G11 graphics chip with 4 GiB GDDR6 memory, it can also be bought in Western countries.

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In a first test at Notebookcheck, the Arc A 370M with an Intel Core i7-12700H and 16 GiB LPDDR5 memory was installed in an Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Q539. However, with a factory standard driver that has neither beta nor prototype status, the picture is similar to that of the Arc A380 for desktop PCs.

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The Arc A 370M achieves 3885 points in the synthetic 3D Mark Time Spy and places itself below Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 3050 with 4704 points. An older Geforce GTX 1060 Mobile achieves a slightly lower performance with 3,601 points. However, if you compare the gaming performance of these models with each other, you will notice that the Geforce GTX 1060, which was just slower in synthetic tests, is significantly faster in most cases.

In Full HD with maximum details, the GTX 1060 Mobile can place itself 50 percent ahead of Intel’s Arc A 370 M in The Witcher 3, while it is 135 percent faster in X-Plane 11. In FF XV, the two cards are 55% in favor of the Geforce, and in Dota 2, the 1060 Mobile is 73% faster than Intel’s offering. This in turn makes it clear that Intel still has a lot of optimizations and driver development ahead of it so that the graphics cards can also implement their raw performance shown in synthetic benchmarks in gaming practice.

Source: Notebook check

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