In terms of specifications, the A730M / A770M uses the ACM-G10 GPU produced by TSMC’s 6nm process. The former has 24 Xe Core / 24 light tracking units and a clock frequency of 1100 MHz, while the latter has 8 Xe Cores and light tracking units, and the frequency up to 1650 MHz.
In terms of video memory, the A730M is 192-bit @ 12GB GDDR6, while the A770M is 256-bit @ 16GB GDDR6 – the overall performance is twice the former. However, in terms of test platforms,IntelFour laptops with different configurations were used.
● Arc A730M is based on pre-production model, equipped with 14C / 20T Core i7-12700H standard pressure mobile processor + 16GB DDR5-4800 memory.
● RTX 3050 Ti Mobile (60W) is based on ROG Zephyrus M16 notebook, with 8C / 16T Core i7-11800H (Tiger Lake) chip + 16GB DDR4-3200 memory.
It should be pointed out that the RTX 3050 Ti Mobile also has SKUs such as 70W / 80W, so the performance data of ROG Zephyrus M16 does not have much reference significance.
In addition, the comparison between Arc A770M and RTX 3060 Mobile models is even more outrageous. The latter’s common TGP power consumption is between 60-115W, but only the 85W version was selected for this comparison.
● Arc A770M is based on pre-production model, with 14C/20T Core i9-12900HK (Alder Lake-H) flagship mobile CPU + 16GB DDR5-4800 memory.
● RTX 3060 Mobile (85W) based onMSIPulse GL66 notebook, the rest of the specifications are almost the same as the ROG Zephyrus M16.
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After adding a bunch of preconditions, Intel concluded that the Arc A730M is 13% faster than the RTX 3050 Ti Mobile at 1080p.
The company doesn’t give TGP power consumption figures for the A730M, but it’s usually between 80-120W. As for the RTX 3050 Ti Mobile, it’s between 35-80W (the 60W SKU that is neither high nor low is chosen here).
In addition, Intel claims that the Arc A770M is 12% ahead of the RTX 3060 Mobile, but also does not give TGP power figures for the former (usually between 120-150W), while the latter is usually 60-115W (here chooses a compromise of 85W).
Overall, we’re still happy to see Intel’s performance comparable to the RTX 3060 Mobile. As for the competitiveness of the product, in addition to the pricing strategy, it also depends on some additional features of the Arc Alchemist GPU, such as the first to provide the AV1 hardware codec.
Finally, when paired with 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs, Arc Alchemist GPUs also get some special bonuses — like Hyper Encode and Deep Link.
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of room for improvement in early graphics driver compatibility. Hopefully, Intel will work hard to perfect the gaming and software experience of the Arc Alchemist GPU before it goes on sale in the U.S.