Intel is promising 1080p gaming at 60 fps for its low-end Arc 3 mobile GPU.not its lowestHowever, the end graphics chip, but the eight-core Xe core version, A370M. Still, the payoff from the 128 EU GPU is decent, even if you might have to lower your in-game settings to medium to benefit.
Intel has now launched its first gaming GPU for thin and light laptops, with discrete graphics cards for actual gaming laptops coming early this summer. What about its desktop arc? Well, we’ve at least seen what Intel’s Arc A-series limited-edition graphics cards will look like when they arrive later in the summer.
But for a mainstream GPU, the performance on offer looks pretty good, with games like Destiny 2, The Witcher (3?) and Hitman 3 hitting over 60 fps on medium graphics settings, while Doom Eternal and AMD’s favorite Strange Brigade are capable of Do this on a high preset.
AMD’s integrated GPUs have been promising similar things, and unfortunately, we don’t have a comparable benchmark to put the 680M on par with Intel’s promises. Although if the Witcher’s performance does switch between the two, the Arc A370M looks more powerful than AMD’s latest integrated chip.
But you hope so, it’s a discrete GPU and so on.
That’s a good sign for the rest of the Arc lineup, and if the lows in the stack are anything to go by, the Arc 5 and Arc 7 GPUs should be able to give AMD and Nvidia some serious competition.
Just when the graphics card market is starting to pick up again.
Has Intel missed a window of opportunity as the standalone desktop Intel Arc GPU doesn’t arrive until the summer? At some point at the beginning of the year, if Intel released a graphics card that was at least competitive, it would have cleaned up, but now that more rival graphics cards are available and affordable, is Intel still able to move its original GPU?