We are already after the premiere of the next generation of Intel processors, which belong to the 12th generation of Alder Lake. Meanwhile, the manufacturer is preparing for the next big premiere, this time in the graphics card segment. Years later, Intel decided to return to the dGPU market, which is currently dominated by NVIDIA and AMD. The premiere of Intel ARC cards based on the Alchemist chip and Xe-HPG architecture is planned for the first quarter of 2022. While we heard a lot about the architecture itself during this year’s Architecture Day, we have to wait about 3 more months for the actual premiere. Meanwhile, in the GeekBench database are new performance tests for the more efficient version of Intel ARC, which has 32 Xe-Core blocks and 4,096 stream processors. It’s better than before, especially since we’re still dealing with engineering samples.
The GeekBench database once again tested the Intel ARC graphics card in its most powerful version with 32 Xe-Core blocks and 16 GB VRAM. It is better than in previous tests, but the results are still not satisfactory, mainly due to the lower clock speed and the early release of graphics drivers.
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In the GeekBench database there are entries about the Intel Iris Graphics graphics card (maybe it’s only a temporary name). Entries in the benchmark confirm that this is the most powerful version with 512 EU-blocks, 32 Xe-Core and 4,096 stream processors, respectively. The maximum base clock speed of the graphics card is 2100MHz, although the version checked for testing works with a much lower clock speed of 1329MHz. It was certainly the low base clock, along with the first version of the drivers, that made the card’s performance still disappointing. It should also be noted that the same test was performed on the Intel platform, among other things, on the basis of the Core i5-9600K processor.
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The card was tested in total four times and got the following results in a row: 69,220 pointsAnd 66603 pointsAnd 68,418 points And 64,964 points. The results are several tens of percent higher than the previous versions a few months ago, and the same card in the current format provides GeekBench performance at the level of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 desktop graphics card. Of course, this level is still disappointing for the main chip, but you have to take into account the fact That the card was running at low clock speeds and was still running an incomplete version of the drivers.
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