Intel Arc A370M has been tested by PCWorld, small ‘Alchemist’ with GeForce RTX 3050 performance

Published: 9th May 2022, 12:41 GMT   Comments

Arc A370M is no match for RTX 3060, but competes well with RTX 3050

PCWorld is one of the first media to test Intel Arc A370M, a mobile GPU that was supposed to be launched by the end of March.

As crazy as it may sound, PC World editor had to visit Intel HQ to even get access to Arc A370M laptop. Here’s a reminder that Intel officially launched its Arc A350M and A370M on March 30th. This later turned out to be a South Korean-exclusive launch for a single design. We are now at 5th week since ‘launch’ and yet no reviewer has officially received a laptop sample for test. Thus, this review is good as it gets, for now.

While there is no deny that Arc A-Series launch has been delayed and very poorly communicated, things are starting to look better each week. A few laptop makers have announced their systems featuring ACM-G11 GPU (the ‘small’ Alchemist), which is probably not what we expected at this point, but it’s a good sign that things are finally moving into a right direction.

Intel Arc A370M (ACM-G11) GPU, Source: Intel

Thus far, we have only seen a release of Intel Arc A350M, based on Samsung Book2 Pro system. PCWorld team has been given access to MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo laptop (that’s quite a long name, is it not?) and some other systems for comparison.

Intel Arc A370M features full 8 Xe-Cores of ACM-G11 GPU. This GPU is combined with 4GB 64-bit GDDR6 memory, and it operates in 35 to 50W TGP range (therefore quite similar to RTX 3050M).

The bottom line is that Arc A370M is just as fast as NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU (the slowest Ampere). In most cases it offers similar performance, but given how few games were tested, it is way too early to draw final conclusions.

Intel Arc A370M Performance, Source: PCWorld

Intel Arc A370M Performance, Source: PCWorld

Would that mean Arc A550M is able to compete with RTX 3060 and Arc 7 series have a chance to reach RTX 3070 series, that wouldn’t be very surprising at this point. However, given how sluggish this launch is, by the time the whole Arc A-series stack is widely available we will be talking about next-gen mobile GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA.

Intel Arc Alchemist Mobile Specifications
VideoCardz.comArc A350MArc A370MArc A550MArc A730MArc A770M
GPUDG2-128 (ACM-G11)DG2-128 (ACM-G11)DG2-512 (ACM-G10)DG2-512 (ACM-G10)DG2-512 (ACM-G10)
Xe Cores
 
6
 
8
 
16
 
24
 
32
Execution Units
 
96
 
128
 
256
 
384
 
512
FP32 Cores
 
768
 
1024
 
2048
 
3072
 
4096
GPU Clock
 
1150 MHz
 
1550 MHz
 
900 MHz
 
1100 MHz
 
1650 MHz
Memory Size
 
4GB GDDR6
 
4GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
12GB GDDR6
 
16GB GDDR6
Memory Bus
 
64-bit
 
64-bit
 
128-bit
 
192-bit
 
256-bit
TGP
 
25-35W
 
35-50W
 
60-80W
 
80-120W
 
120-150W

Source: PCWorld




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