Intel Arc A730M now officially supported
Intel quietly updates graphics drivers to support Arc A730M GPU.
The latest 126.96.36.1995 ARC graphics driver has been re-released with support for Arc A730M graphics, that’s despite the fact that this driver was already available for more than a week.
The newly released driver carries the same build version, but technically it’s a new driver with support for an additional graphics card. In this case it is Arc A730M, the first ACM-G10 based mobile SKU, which is now available with laptops in China.
It is unclear why Intel constantly updates drivers that were already released, rather than publish a new version. Furthermore, there is no explanation as to why Arc A770M and A550M are not supported yet. One thing is clear though, this complicated and sluggish Intel driver releases process is often considered one of the main reasons for Intel Arc Alchemist delay.
Intel Arc A730M features 24 Xe-Cores and 12GB GDDR6 memory across a 192-bit interface. It is a high-end SKU for gaming, however first gaming tests put it between GeForce RTX 3050 and 3060 in terms of performance. T