The first tests of the mobile graphics card Intel Arc
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The first tests of the mobile graphics card Intel Arc A370M are presented – roughly on par with the mobile GeForce RTX 3050

The PCWorld portal was one of the first western publications to manage to review a laptop equipped with an Intel Arc A370M discrete graphics accelerator. Notably, the journalists even had to visit Intel Jones Farm’s Oregon headquarters to gain access to a laptop with said graphics card.

    Image source: PCWorld

Image source: PCWorld

Recall that official sales of notebooks with Arc A350M and A370M graphics began on March 30th. However, it is almost impossible to find these laptops in retail stores. It turns out that laptops are only available in very limited numbers in South Korea, where their temporary exclusive launch took place. Five weeks after the worldwide release of the Mobile series of Intel graphics cards, Western observers still haven’t received any laptops with new graphics. Apparently, the mass launch of Arc-A series graphics cards has been delayed, but Intel hasn’t communicated this properly. However, manufacturers are starting to announce laptops one by one with the Arc A350M and A370M. They should be available in stores this summer.

If we talk about South Korea, only one laptop has entered official sales to date – Samsung Book2 Pro. It is equipped with the latest accelerator in the series – Intel Arc A350M. PCWorld got access to the upcoming MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo laptop with Arc A370M graphics, as well as a bunch of other laptops to compare.

The Arc A370M model has eight Xe cores and eight ray tracing units, and also received 4GB of GDDR6 memory with a 64-bit bus. The power consumption range of the accelerator varies from 35 to 50 W, which is similar to the mobile GeForce RTX 3050. A comparison was made with this.

In most tests, and there weren’t that many of them, Arc A370M showed a similar level of performance as the mobile GeForce RTX 3050. Keep in mind that the latter is the weakest representative of the Ampere series graphics cards.

The Intel graphics card scored 4405 points in the synthetic 3DMark Time Spy test. The mobile GeForce RTX 3050 scored 3772 points.

In the gaming benchmark Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, the Intel graphics card is just behind the competitor. The result is 7196 points versus 7639 points for the GeForce model.

In Metro Exodus, the Intel Arc A370M discrete accelerator lagged behind its competitor by just 3 frames per second.

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the Intel graphics card showed 59 frames per second at 1080p. Model GeForce RTX 3050 – 50 frames per second.

The Arc A370M completed the Topaz Video Enhance AI video scaling test in 134 seconds. And the mobile GeForce RTX 3050 completed the task in 187 seconds.

Given the small number of games, synthetic tests, and the conditions under which the tests were run, it’s definitely too early to draw any definitive conclusions about the Arc A370M’s performance.

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