Ahead of CES 2022 which officially starts on January 5th, leaked benchmarks were released for Intel’s Arc A380 graphics card. Intel will be revealing the Intel Arc graphics card product family at CES. The leak came from user twitter user @momomo_us. The benchmark which was used with SiSoftware’s Sandra benchmarking software program, shows us that the system was running Windows 10 with an 8th generation (Coffee Lake) Intel processor.
The leak suggests that the performance of this particular test is similar to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 GPU for laptops. NVIDIA’s GeForce desktop series start at the 3060 and go up to 3090 model. It makes sense that it matches NVIDIA’s lower-end model since Intel claims on their website that their entry-level graphics card, Alchemist will be released first. Followed by Alchemist will be Battlemage, Celestial, and Druid.
According to Intel, the Arc lineup will be able to deliver 4K resolution and enhanced upscaling with AI. These graphics cards are meant for high performance and be targeted towards gamers. This may come as a relief for many as graphics cards have been hard to come by over the last year.
The Arc GPU is based on the Xe-HPG Microarchitecture. Intel claims that this architecture will accelerate AI, ray tracing and rasterization workloads. It will be optimized for DirectX 12 Ultimate and Vulkan. These graphics cards will be available in desktops and notebook form factors, starting in the beginning of 2022.
CES 2022 is bound to have a lot of announcements for technology enthusiasts. Intel rival, AMD is going to have their product premier starting at 7AM PST on January 4th. Likewise, NVIDIA will have their own reveal: NVIDIA to Unveil Latest Accelerated Computing Breakthroughs in Virtual Special Address During CES, which is scheduled to happen at 8AM PST on January 4th.