Fresh performance data of Intel Arc A580 desktop graphics card appeared in Ashes of the Singularity gaming test database.It's not the first time this model has been noted there.Last month the card was tested with graphic API Vulkan.In a fresh test, the novelty was tested using DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 graphics APIs.The results turned out to be ambiguous.Image source: IntelNow Intel has disclosed the technical specifications of the Arc A580.The gas pedal is built on the ACM-G10 graphics chip, which includes 24 Xe cores (3072 FP32 blocks), 24 ray tracing blocks, and 384 XMX matrix engines.The declared GPU frequency is 1700 MHz.It has 8 GB of GDDR6 memory with 16 GHz effective bandwidth, 256-bit bus bandwidth and 512 GB/s bandwidth.According to Intel, Arc Alchemist graphics cards are best optimized for DirectX 12 games, with Vulkan APIs offering slightly worse performance.Performance in games based on old DirectX 11 will be the worst.It is interesting that in recent gaming test Ashes of the Singularity our Arc A580 showed mediocre performance not only in DirectX 11 mode, but also with DirectX 12 API.Its performance was significantly worse than when using Vulkan API.In all cases the game test was run at 1080p resolution with average image quality settings.When using Vulkan, the card scored 9,300 points with an average frame rate of 95 FPS.Intel Arc A580 in Vulkin API modeThe card scored 2,800 points in DirectX 11 mode with an average frame rate of 30.6 FPS.In DirectX 12 mode, the card scored 6,600 points and 68.6 FPS.It is interesting that in DX11/12 mode it was worse than entry level Arc A380.Intel Arc A580 in DirectX 11 API modeIntel Arc A580 in DirectX12 modeThe below is a performance comparison table with other graphics cards provided by Tom's Hardware.There may be several reasons for such strange results.Maybe the CPU in the system used to test the Arc A580 is so severely limiting the performance that the GPU, which should be three times faster than the Arc A380, ends up being slower.Another reason could be the lack of optimization of its graphics driver or the disabled Resizable BAR (ReBAR) feature, without which the performance of Arc video cards drops significantly.Another assumption is that the Arc A580 tested, which for some reason has an RI suffix in its name, is a mobile version of a power-limited graphics card.It's also possible that it's not a full-fledged desktop Arc A580, and someone tricked the test into mistaking another graphics card for a desktop model.
Intel's Arc A580 desktop graphics card made its first mark in the Ashes of the Singularity gaming test
Test data on the Intel Arc A580 desktop graphics gas pedal appeared in the Ashes of the Singularity gaming test database.This model is the first time since the Arc A-series graphics were announced that it's been featured in any test, and there's virtually nothing known about the card in general.Now, all of Intel's attention is focused on the higher-end Arc A7 series gas pedals, and so far only the entry-level model Arc A380 has been found on sale.Image source: IntelThe Arc A580 was tested in Ashes of the Singularity game in the company of an engineering sample of Intel's 16-core processor.Nothing is known about the latter either.It could belong to any of the company's chip series, not necessarily the upcoming Raptor Lake.It is very likely that in this case we are talking about the test platform of Intel itself or one of its partners.Gaming test was run at 1080p resolution with medium image quality settings.The card scored 9300 points with an average frame rate of 95 FPS.While Ashes of the Singularity is one of the first games to support DirectX 12, the Arc A580 was tested using the Vulkan API. Source image: Ashes of the SingularityFor comparison, a GeForce RTX 3060 gas pedal shows between 75 and 95 fps in similar conditions.The test Ashes of the Singularity does not show complete information about the system, so it is unknown how much memory the Arc A580 has and whether the ReBAR function was active at the time of testing.Image source: VideoCardzIt should be noted that the Arc A580 is unlikely to compete with the GeForce RTX 3060.Intel itself has officially announced that this role is reserved for the older Arc A750.Features of the Arc A580 are not yet known.According to rumors, it may have 16 Xe cores and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.
Coming Intel Core i9-11900K in gaming test was 11% slower than current AMD flagship
Internet detective Tum_Apisak found the first performance results of the flagship processor Intel Core i9-11900K (Rocket Lake-S) in the game test Ashes of the Singularity. They indicate only the base chip frequency, which is 3.5 GHz, which is 200 MHz lower than the base frequency of the current flagship Intel Core i9-10900K generation Comet Lake-S.
According to official Intel information, the future flagship of the Rocket Lake-S family is equipped with eight cores and sixteen virtual streams. Intel Core processors of the 11th generation are based on the new architecture of Cypress Cove cores. Against the background of the older model Comet Lake-S new flagship Intel has lost 2 physical and four virtual cores. But instead, the novelty will be able to offer a noticeable increase in IPC (number of executable instructions per stroke), which compensates for performance differences in multithreaded tasks and, hopefully, will offer an even higher level of single-core performance. Checking Intel Core i9-11900K in the game test Ashes of the Singularity was carried out with the settings of the graphics "Crazy" at resolutions 1920 × 1080, as well as 2560 × 1440 pixels. In the first case, the processor showed a result of 6400 points at an average of 64.7 frames per second, in the second case, it scored 6200 points and showed an average of 62.7 frames per second. One of the owners of the Ryzen 9 5950X flagship shared the chip's performance results in the same test and pointed out that at 1080p, the AMD processor achieved 7100 points at an average of 72 frames per second. Thus, the Ryzen 9 5950X was 11% faster than the Core i9-11900K in this particular game test. It should be noted that behind the flagship AMD is an advantage in the form of twice as many physical and virtual cores.
Rocket Lake family chips will be the first Intel processors to offer support for PCIe 4.0 interface used by modern graphics gas pedals and storage systems. The new generation of processors will be able to work with current motherboards based on 400-series system logic, equipped with a processor connector LGA 1200. However, with the release of new processors, Intel will also present a new generation of 500-series chipsets. Announcement of both products is expected in the first quarter of 2021.
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