AMD compared the performance of the Intel Arc A370M mobile graphics card with its mobile Radeon RX 6500M. The comparison isn’t in favor of a newcomer to Intel’s discrete graphics accelerator market.
Although the Arc Alchemist series graphics cards were officially presented two days ago, and some of them have already gone on sale as part of new laptops, according to Intel, no one has published independent reviews of new products. Therefore, as part of the presentation of these accelerators, potential buyers will still have to rely on official test data provided by Intel itself.
The Arc A370M is based on the ACM-G11 GPU, which has 8 Xe cores (1024 FP32 operational cores). The Radeon RX 6500M model, on the other hand, is based on the Navi 24 chip with 16 processing units containing 1024 stream processors. The similarities between the two accelerators don’t end there. On the one hand, the graphics chips of both cards are based on the TSMC N6 process technology. Second, both received 4GB of GDDR6 memory with a 64-bit interface. Most importantly, both accelerators have the same power consumption, the range of which varies from 35 to 50 watts.
The graph published by AMD shows that the mobile Radeon RX 6500M is faster in at least five tested games with 1080p resolution and medium image quality settings. Of course, it should be noted separately that most of these game projects are optimized for AMD graphics cards. However, the “Red” Intel was clearly trying to trump by saying that its graphics cards don’t perform well in more demanding games.