Intel ARC – the most powerful version of the Alchemist graphics card is back on GeekBench. It’s better than before

Intel ARC - the most powerful version of the Alchemist graphics card is back on GeekBench.  It's better than beforeWe are already after the premiere of the next generation of Intel processors, belonging to the 12th generation of Alder Lake. Meanwhile, the manufacturer is preparing for the next big premiere, this time in the graphics card segment. Years later, Intel decided to return to the dGPU market, which is currently dominated by NVIDIA and AMD. The premiere of Intel ARC cards based on the Alchemist chip and Xe-HPG architecture is planned for the first quarter of 2022. While we heard a lot about architecture itself during this year’s Architecture Day, we have to wait about 3 more months for the actual premiere. Meanwhile, in the GeekBench database there are new performance tests of the most efficient version of Intel ARC, having 32 Xe-Core blocks and 4096 stream processors. It’s better than before, especially as we’re still dealing with engineering samples.

The GeekBench database has again tested the Intel ARC graphics card in its strongest version with 32 Xe-Core blocks and 16 GB VRAM. It is better than in previous tests, but the results still seem unsatisfactory, mainly due to the low clock speed and the early version of the graphics drivers.

Intel ARC - the most powerful version of the Alchemist graphics card is back on GeekBench.  It's better than before [1]

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In the GeekBench database, there are entries about the Intel Iris Graphics graphics card (probably only a temporary name). The entries in the benchmark confirm that this is the most powerful version with 512 EU blocks, 32 Xe-Core and 4096 stream processors, respectively. The maximum core clock speed for the graphics card is 2100 MHz, although the version checked for the test worked with a much lower clock speed of 1329 MHz. Surely it was the low core clock, combined with the early version of the drivers, that made the card’s performance still disappointing. It is also worth mentioning that the test itself was carried out on the Intel platform, based, among others, on o Core i5-9600K processor.

Intel ARC - the most powerful version of the Alchemist graphics card is back on GeekBench.  It's better than before [2]

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The card was tested four times in total, obtaining the following results: 69,220 points, 66,603 points, 68418 points and 64964 points, respectively. The results are several dozen percent higher than the early versions from a few months ago, and the card itself in the current format offers GeekBench performance at the level of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 desktop graphics card. Of course, this is still a disappointing level for the flagship chip, but you have to take into account the fact that the card was working with low clock speeds and was still working on an unfinished version of the drivers.

Intel ARC - the most powerful version of the Alchemist graphics card is back on GeekBench.  It's better than before [3]

Source: VideoCardz


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