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First image of Intel Arc A770, consumes 190W, up to 285W with OC

A few representatives of Intel were seen on the channel of Technical advice Linus next to several graphics cards Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition, high-end GPU from the Alchemist series. Unfortunately, don’t expect any relevant details on its performance, although at one point in the video you can see that the GPU is hitting the 2502MHz consume as much as possible 190W of power and reaching a temperature of 70ÂșC at 99.31% strain.

Intel Arc A770 in Intel Arc Control Panel

The information completed thanks to the Intel Arc Control menu is that with overclocking, the GPU will be able to reach a maximum consumption of 285W overclocked, and that is that the GPU software itself will increase the power limit, offset voltage and “Turbo Performance”. This way, Intel will make scaling up its GPUs as easy as possible. Due to this power consumption, the GPU will be powered by two 8+6 pin PCI-Express connectors.

Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition

On the other hand, it is stated that where Intel Arc GPUs perform best, at controller levelare in the most modern and popular games, based on DirectX 12 API. Then other games that may be less popular depending on DirectX 12 or Vulkan performance will not so optimalwhile the worst optimization is related to API-based games DirectX 11where, interestingly, the Top 5 most played games on Steam use DirectX API 11 or 9.

One of the few performance tests is related to this section, with the Shadow of the Tomb Raider as the protagonist, where the GPU loses almost half of the performance with just changing the API from DirectX 12 to DirectX 11. Which clearly shows that it won’t work very well with older games. In both cases, the computers used an Intel Core i9-12900KS processor.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Intel Arc A770 DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider on an Intel Arc A770 with DirectX 11 vs DirectX 12

The Intel Arc A770 uses the graphics chip Intel ACM-G10composed of 32 Xe-Cores which result in a total of 4096 cores with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory and a 256-bit interface. As for its performance, it should be a bit faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop (+17%), which can approach the GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop in highly optimized games.

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