Intel’s 1st Gen Arc graphics cards have been an illusive breed ever since the “Odyssey” was kick-started a few years back. We’re halfway into 2022 and are yet to see the majority of the Alchemist SKUs hit retail. Meanwhile leaked benchmarks continue to paint an average picture of these GPUs (at best). An Ashes of the Singularity score of the Arc A580 has been spotted where the midrange Intel part gets beaten by NVIDIA’s 3+ year old GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
The Arc A580 is paired with an unknown 16-thread Intel CPU (most likely a Raptor Lake Core i5) and 32GB of memory. This system achieves a score of 9,300 points or 95 FPS on average.
Unfortunately for Intel, it gets beaten by a low-end NVIDIA/AMD rig featuring a Ryzen 5 5600X and a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti paired with just 16GB of DDR4 memory.
The Arc A580 was originally supposed to be an RTX 3060 rival with 2,048 shaders and 8GB of GDDR6 memory paired with a 128-bit bus. This particular benchmark features a GTX 1660 Ti with a relatively high score and I won’t be surprised if the A580 manages to level with the RTX 3050. Either, unless the price is scaled down to sub-RTX levels, it’ll be a hard buy considering the various driver issues and availability.