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Intel Arc desktop GPUs may be slower than previously expected, according to a new performance prediction for the entire series.

Intel Arc desktop GPUs may be slower than previously expected, according to a new performance prediction for the entire series.

Intel Arc A380 Not “25% Faster” Than Radeon RX 6400

The Intel Arc series might show solid performance in synthetic benchmarks, but there’s a problem with gaming. According to Intel, the newly released Arc A380 desktop graphics card should be up to 25% faster than the Radeon RX 6400, except for that performance claim regarding the price of both cards, a fact that seems important to be missed.

Photon GUNNIR Arc A380 graphics card, Source: Intel China

The company released only one performance chip for the Arc A380 desktop GPU at an average 1080p FPS with medium settings, but this chip is missing information about the performance of the RX 6400. Neither the footnotes nor the Intel Performance Index website provide verifiable data quickly. 3DCenter already had the problem of re-checking Intel’s claims and all available data and came to the following conclusion.

Intel Arc A380 vs AMD Radeon RX 6400, Source: 3DCenter.org

According to the site, the actual performance difference based on the price of both cards is around 21%. Actual performance (not dependent on pricing) is only 4% better, so it’s roughly within a margin of error for being identical to the Radeon RX 6400.

This has caused 3DCenter to re-check previous performance expectations for the entire series, and it is now slightly worse than previously reported. The flagship Arc A780/770 may not actually reach the performance of the RTX 3070, but it should perform “a little bit worse” than the RTX 3060 Ti. The top of the range Intel Arc desktop PCs should compete with the RTX 3060 and 3050, however not all Arc A3-series models will be able to surpass the Radeon RX 6500 XT in gaming.

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Intel Arc Desktop Performance Estimation, Source: 3DCenter.org

There’s still a chance that additional driver optimizations could improve the Arc’s performance in games, but given how limited the A380 release is (only one country in pre-built PCs and sold through only one store), gamers will be looking for an RTX 30/RX 6000 deal instead So. This series is up now Below the MSRP level. Not to mention the fact that we’re probably 3 months ahead of next-gen GPUs dropping out.

source: 3DCenter.org