From China come performance tests both synthetic and “Real world” of the Intel Arc A380, a graphics card put on sale in China at the exchange price of 146 euros. This GPU offers a graphics chip DG2-128 (ACM-G11) manufactured by TSMC at 6nm equipped with 8 Xe cores which result in a total of 1024 cores at 2450 MHz (Turbo Freq.) accompanied by 6 GB of GDDR6 memory @ 15.5 Gbps with 96-bit memory interface and power consumption of 75W.
All of this translates to 947 dots in 3DMark Port Royal, easily outperforming an AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT. If we move on to a less demanding benchmark, it also ranks ahead of the Radeon RX 6500 XT with 5170 points, being 40% faster than its rivals direct: the GeForce GTX 1650 and the Radeon RX 6400.
now comes disappointmentand it is that in all the tests where the performance of the Intel Arc A380 has been analyzed: League of Legends, PUBG, Grand Theft Auto V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2, its performance at 1080p resolution was remarkably lower to that of direct competition, resulting in differences in performance up to 24 percent compared to the GeForce GTX 1650 and a 26% compared to the Radeon RX 6400.
It’s also worth noting that where it loses the most performance is in games that use an older API such as DirectX 11.
It just clarifies again what we already knew, which is that despite being a more powerful and cheaper GPU than its competitors, there’s no point in bringing such a product to the market when at graphics driver level all performance is lost along the way.
Obviously it will only be a matter of time before the drivers are polished and it will eventually outperform its direct rivals, although of course no one assures us that this can happen in a month. or it could take a year to arriveand with the drop in GPU prices after the mining crisis, Intel could finally have problems selling its graphics cards in the market, since everything about your software it only breeds mistrust.
via: video cardz