Intel’s 1st Gen Arc Alchemist GPUs are looking more and more dismal with the latest benchmarks showing that the A370M will be up to 90% slower than the AMD Radeon RX 6500M in gaming workloads. This info comes from two sources. The first is AMD itself according to whom the 6500M absolutely destroys the entry-level Alchemist. Team Red’s benchmarks consist of five titles at 1080p netting over 90 FPS on average while the Arc A370M barely manages to hit the 60 FPS mark.
This is quite impressive as the Arc A370M packs 7.2 billion transistors, roughly 30% more than the Radeon which totals 5.4 billion transistors. As per Prohardver, the 50W Arc A370M is between 30-90% slower than the GeForce RTX 3050 and the Radeon RX 6500M. The ACM-G11 die powering the A350M and A370M comes with a 96-bit bus but both are limited to a 64-bit bus. The RTX 3050 features a 128-bit bus but the RX 6500M has a paltry 64-bit interface despite which it crushes the Arc A370M.
This falls in line with what we reported about the A350M the other day. Leaked 3DMark benchmarks show the 5-year-old GeForce GTX 1050 Ti beating it in Firestrike while offering similar performance in Timespy. It’s worth noting that both GPUs come with 768 shaders and similar external bandwidth which indicates poor effective IPC.