Intel has been caught regularly comparing the Arc A7 series to NVIDIA’s RTX 3060. This time, Intel compared its flagship A770, and the new game testing sample turned on ray tracing.
The new set of games shows that the A770 is on average 14% faster. However, there are four game titles in this comparison that show better performance with NVIDIA’s GPU. In comparison, the NVIDIA GPU has 28 RT cores, while we don’t have official specs yet for Intel’s Arc A770. We expect it to have the full ACM-G10 GPU with a total of 32 Xe Cores.
Intel has also provided the official benchmarks for the first time for its a-series GPU that ships with XeSS enabled. So far, this technology has not been released in any game, although Intel had promised it would be available by “early summer.”
Intel has now shared its comparison for XeSS for both the balanced and performance modes. In Performance mode, the framerate can almost double in a few cases, but most of the time it stays between 40% and 113% in native resolution. Balanced mode, on the other hand, gives a higher FPS, ranging from 26% to 77%.
Intel’s Arc Alchemist architecture comes with a new core called ‘Thread Sorting Unit’. This core sits behind the Asynchronous Ray Tracing and helps to maximize the use of Xe-Cores.
Intel also unveiled the Batman Knight that will launch on October 21 and will ship with support for ray tracing acceleration with Intel’s Arc GPUs. We’re hopeful that by then the company’s high-end desktop Arc GPUs will be on sale.