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Filtered the performance of the Intel Arc A730M and A770M

Tom’s Hardware has received an official analysis guide from Intel focused on the Intel Arc A730 and A770M graphics solutions for laptops, two GPUs that are framed within what we can consider as mid-rangeas long as we value that categorization based on the performance they offer, since the source of this information speaks of high-end, but seeing that by gross power they fall between the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile and the GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile, I think it is not correct to place them at that level.

Taking a look at its specifications we see that the Intel Arc A730M has 24 Xe cores (384 ALUs), has 24 cores to accelerate ray tracing, runs at speeds of up to 1,100 MHz, has a 192-bit bus, and has 12 GB of GDDR6 memory. For its part, the Intel Arc A770M is more powerful, since it has 32 Xe cores (512 ALUs), adds 32 cores to accelerate ray tracing, runs at 1,650 MHz, has a 256-bit memory bus and has 16 GB of GDDR6 memory.

It is important to bear in mind that the performance tests that Intel has carried out do not start from identical configurations, which means that in the end we have elements that introduce discrepancies and that cause the differences in performance to be caused. due to the different configuration of the equipment. For example, the team based on the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile mounted a Core i7-11800H, while the model that came with the Intel Arc A730M used an Intel Core i7-12700H and DDR5.

The differences between the equipment used with the GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile and the model that mounted the Intel Arc A770M were also quite large. The latter was accompanied by a Intel Core i9-12900HK and DDR5 memory, while the laptop that brought the GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile had a Core i7-11800H and used DDR4 memory. The TGP of the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile and RTX 3060 Mobile used was also not particularly high, with the former running at 60 watts and the latter being a low-power version with a TGP of 85 watts.

Performance of the Intel Arc A730M and A770M

As we can see in the attached table, the Intel Arc A730M easily outperforms the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile, although it does not win in all cases and in the end the average difference between the two is only 13% in favor of the Arc Alchemist. Intel has not specified the consumption of said graphics card in this comparison, but we know that it can go from 80 to 120 watts, so even at its base value it has a consumption of 20 watts more than the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile.

As for the Intel Arc A770M, it outperforms the GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile by 12% on average, but again we have the question of consumption. All in all, we know that the Intel Arc A770M ranges between 120 and 150 watts, and NVIDIA’s graphics solution only clocked in at 85 watts. Despite the discrepancies in the configurations and in the consumption, I think that in the end we can draw an important conclusion, and that is that in equal configurations, both in terms of components and consumption, the Intel Arc A730M and Intel Arc A770M will be more or less at the level of the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile.

It is important to note that in the case of Intel graphics solutions it is possible that the drivers are still a bit half-baked, and that the performance of these improves when said drivers receive the necessary improvements and adjustments, that is, when they are fully polished.

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