In case you didn’t already know, the first high-end graphics card from Intel Arc has already shown some of its potential in a database of a very popular benchmark program (GeekBench). In the end, a partner of the processor giant brought an engineering sample into this test suite and apparently decided to validate the test and put it online, side by side with an i5-9600K, also from Intel.
What were the conclusions? Well … there is room for improvement, but no one is impressed by the current performance.
Intel graphics cards haven’t arrived yet, but are already disappointing
In pure hard numbers, the graphics card disappoints with an average of 67,000 points in the OpenCL test (average of 4 tests). Disillusionment? Yes indeed! After all, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT can easily achieve 150 ~ 180k points in the exact same test.
However, the performance of this GPU seems to be severely limited by its clock frequency of 1.3 GHz, which results in around 11 TFLOPs taking into account the EUs (512). That said, this result makes sense! But in the end it raises a question … Will Intel’s high-end board perform well or not?
Well, according to Geekbench, the GPU should have a base clock of 2.1 GHz, which in turn increases the performance to 17 TFLOPs. This means that Intel’s 512 EU board will be able to keep up with the current RX 6800 XT in terms of computer graphics performance.
Here we have to take into account, however, that Intel will use the 6 nm node from TSMC. 2.1 GHz could be too low a frequency. With the final version of the GPU you can increase this number and thus achieve performance levels that correspond to the current RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT. This would be a lot more interesting, especially if Intel is betting on price and a good stock.