Intel’s Arc A770 desktop GPU has been spotted among the PugetBench results with a very mild score of 45 points. The top-end Alchemist GPU which will come with 32 Xe Cores (4,096 shaders) and 16GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit bus is expected to compete with the likes of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti/3070, at least in gaming workloads. However, in this particular benchmark, it falls short of the four-year-old GeForce RTX 2060 and the Radeon RX 5700 XT.
The RTX 2060 scores 57 points while the Radeon RX 5700 XT manages 52 points in the DaVinci Resolve/Studio benchmark. This puts AMD’s 1st Gen RDNA graphics architecture (and NVIDIA’s Turing) ahead of Intel’s Alchemist design. Going by previously discussed gaming benchmarks of the mobile Arc GPUs, the gaming performance won’t be any better either.
Unsurprisingly, this means that Intel will take at least a couple of years to set itself up as a potential rival to NVIDIA and AMD in the PC gaming market. The HPC and data center markets have taken the front seat and that is where much of the attention will be for the time being.