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Intel Arc A770M: officially on par with an RTX 3060M?


Intel has published via Tomshardware the expected performance of their A770M on 17 games, with performance that would reach the 3060 mobile?

Arc A770M: faster or slower than a mobile 3060?

First of all, comparing performance on laptops has always been a more or less delicate story depending on the chassis used, which can be more powerful than others, yet having the same GPU and the same TGP.

Thus, some laptops with the same 3060, can offer a decent performance or even better than a desktop

3060, while others will find that their capabilities are limited by the cooling system. Intel has therefore put 2 pre-series laptops equipped with Arc GPUs and 2 laptops with NVIDIA GPUs:

  • Intel Arc A730M (80-120W), i7-12700H, DDR5-4800
  • Intel Arc A770M (120-150W), i9-12900HK, DDR5-4800
  • MSI Pulse GL66: RTX 3060 Mobile (85W), i9-12900HK, DDR5-4800
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 : RTX 3050 Ti Mobile (60W), i7-11800H, DDR4-3200

On an average of 17 games, Intel announces that its A730M is 13% more efficient than the 3050 Ti mobile and its A770M is 12% more efficient than the 3060 mobile. These figures seem encouraging for its laptop versions, but also for the desktop versions. But comparisons on laptops are more complicated because of the TGP and cooling.

Owning an Intel NUC X15 equipped with an RTX 3060 mobile at 80W and an i7-11800H, which has a very good CPU and GPU cooling, I wanted to test one of the games Intel put in their list, namely Borderlands 3 with the same settings in 1080p ultra.

With this laptop, I get a result of almost 78 FPS, barely better than the A770M, but almost 30% faster than the 3060 Mobile chosen by Intel.

The published figures should be taken with extreme caution, as the performance of the same graphics card in a laptop can vary, because of the TGP applied by the manufacturers or the integrated cooling system. So we’ll have to wait for the first reviews and especially for different laptops to get a real idea of performance.

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