A few weeks ago, Intel officially announced the Arc A370M, its first entry-level discrete GPU for laptops. Based on the Alchemist ACM-G11 GPU, it packs 8 Xe cores and operates in 35 to 50W TGP range, making it a direct competitor to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 mobile GPUs (the slowest of its Ampere solutions). Despite limited availability, Intel’s entry-level solution is apparently already capable of going head-to-head with the 3050M in most games.
The new GPU was tested with demanding titles such as Final Fantasy XIV, Hitman 3, Doom Eternal, and Red Dead Redemption 2 at 1080p and High settings. Interestingly, it managed to nudge out Intel’s older integrated graphics in these tests by about 50%, which is definitely a good result.
In a few more tests, the A370M outpaced the GTX 1650 and RX 6400 in most cases. However, it fell behind in a few others such as Naraka Bladepoint and Cyberpunk 2077. The A770 and A750 desktop GPUs are scheduled to launch on October 12, though Intel hasn’t revealed pricing yet.
Both the A770 and A750 are able to support Intel’s XeSS AI-powered supersampling tech. This should allow them to deliver higher resolution games without sacrificing performance. It isn’t clear how well it works, though, since only a few games support it at the moment. The two GPUs also offer a number of display features, including frame-rate smoothing, adaptive refresh rates, and eye-detection mode. They also come with a built-in microphone and a headphone jack.