This is how Intel’s A380 GPUs perform, better than NVIDIA or AMD?

The first gaming graphics cards to be released by Intel under the ARC Alchemist family will compete for the interest of users in the entry-level range against the NVIDIA RTX 3050 and the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT. Well, we can finally get an idea of ​​the performance of the Intel A380 GPU in benchmarks. Does it live up to what is expected?

Rumors about the first graphics cards in Intel’s ARC Alchemist series refer to the A3XX series, which should not take long to be officially announced by the company. The bet for the moment is for the entry range, which is where those GPUs with a much higher power than an integrated one are located, but that are not even in the low range for gaming. What’s more, the A380 is expected to have a suggested retail price of € 200.

Intel A380 GPU already appears in benchmarks

A380 SiSoft Sandra

The performance results of the Intel A380 GPU are already appearing in benchmarks such as Sandra from SiSoftware. Which confirms that the launch of this graphics card is very close and confirms several of the leaked information about the graphics cards of the entry range with said graphics processor. As you can see the configuration is 128 Execution Units according to the old nomenclature, under the new one these are 1024 ALU of in FP32 or 8 Xe Cores. Its clock speed is 2.45 GHz with 1MB L2 cache. Curiously, the benchmark gives a total of 4,864 MB of VRAM, a figure to say the least strange

A380 Benchmarks Sandra

And how does it compare to its rivals? Well, as you can see, it is capable of achieving a score of 2,869.72 Mpix / s, which is much higher than other Intel architectures in the past and is above a NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti for Laptops 1.5 GHz which gets a score of 1,999.74 Mpix / s under the same benchmark. If we normalize at the same speed as Intel’s GPU, then the entry-level RTX 30 would get 3332.9 Mpix / s as a result.

Let’s not forget that the comparison is between a graphics card for desktop versus one for laptops, which leads us to wonder if the ARC Alchemist architecture has been left at half throttle. Hopefully not, in any case this is a simple performance test and we have yet to see how the first generation of Intel gaming GPUs perform in its different variants. In addition, we must bear in mind that the benchmarks on the A380 have been applied in this case without the definitive drivers for the product.

Laptops will have preference

While performance tests of the A380 are already in the air, Intel is expected to officially debut its first gaming GPUs of the A3XX series in notebooks and not in its desktop versions, with several models that will be shown in the next few. days by different manufacturers. Being the A380M and A350M variants the first that we will see.

In any case, it will be interesting to see in how many laptop models Pat Gelsinger’s have managed to replace NVIDIA and AMD GPUs in gaming laptops from different brands.

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