The first results of testing the performance of the junior mobile graphics accelerator Intel Arc A350M have appeared in the 3DMark synthetic test database. Recall that Intel yesterday announced the release of two of the five featured Arc Alchemist series graphics cards – Arc A350 and Arc A370M. However, there are still no independent reviews of these accelerators.
Intel Arc A350M is the slowest model among announced Arc Alchemist accelerators. The specified power consumption range is only 25-35 watts. Obviously, this accelerator is aimed at ultra-compact and thin laptops. One such solution is a laptop. Samsung Galaxy Book2 Proin which this graphics card was tested.
The Intel Arc A350M is based on an ACM-G11 processor with six Xe cores (768 FP32 shaders), six ray tracing units and 4 GB GDDR6 memory with bus 64-bit. The card was tested in Fire Strike and Time Spy scenarios with default settings (1080p resolution, DirectX 11) and performance settings (1440p, DirectX 12). In the first scenario, the Arc A350M was 16% faster than the desktop Intel Iris Max based on the DG1 processor, in the second it was 70%. However, it didn’t stand a chance against the GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce MX 570 and even the mobile Radeon RX 5300M. All three competitors far outperformed it in both tests.
The performance of the mobile Arc A350M was somewhere between the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q. In contrast to these NVIDIA solutions, however, the new Intel has two clear advantages – better tracing support and Intel XeSS scaling technology. True, the latter is still inaccessible.