Intel is promising 1080p gaming, at 60 fps for its low-end Arc 3 laptop graphics cards
Intel’s low-end Arc 3 mobile GPUs will support 1080p gaming at 60 frames per second, according to the company. However, it is not its most basic graphics processor, but rather the A370M, which has eight Xe-cores. Still, that’s not a terrible return on investment for a 128 EU GPU, even though you’ll most likely have to lower your in-game settings to medium to reap the benefits.
Intel has already announced the availability of its first gaming GPUs for thin and light laptops, with discrete graphics cards for true gaming laptops expected to be available in the early summer of 2018. And what about the Arcs on its desktop computers? At the very least, we’ve gotten a glimpse of what Intel’s Arc A-series Limited Edition graphics cards will look like when they’re released later this summer.
Performance in games such as Destiny 2, The Witcher (3?) and Hitman 3 is also impressive for a mainstream GPU, with games like Doom Eternal and AMD’s favourite, Strange Brigade, being able to achieve 60 frames per second on Medium graphics settings and 60 frames per second on High settings.
AMD’s integrated GPUs have been promising similar results, but we don’t have any relevant benchmarks to compare the 680M’s performance to Intel’s claims at this time. However, assuming the performance of The Witcher is comparable between the two, the Arc A370M appears to be a more powerful alternative than AMD’s newest integrated CPU. But, given the fact that it is a separate GPU and everything, you would expect it to be the case. As a result, the Arc 5 and Arc 7 GPUs should be able to provide some significant challenge to AMD and Nvidia, which is a promising indication for the remainder of the Arc range.
Just when the graphics card industry was regaining its footing, the company went out of business. Has Intel lost its window of opportunity since the discrete desktop Intel Arc GPUs will not be available until the summer? There was a period at the beginning of the year when Intel could have swept the market if it had introduced a card that was even marginally competitive with the competition.