Intel released high-performance Alder Lake-HX mobile processors this May.However, the first leak about one of their successors, the mobile processor of the upcoming high-performance Raptor Lake-HX series, has already surfaced on the Web.The BAPCo CrossMark website database published information about a sample of 14-core and 20-thread Core i5-13600HX.Image source: IntelAlthough the test data states that the chip was tested as part of a desktop platform, in fact, the HX-series processors are desktop chips, but in a mobile package.The mobile Alder Lake-HX lineup includes 16-core processors with eight high-performance and eight energy-efficient cores, like the desktop variants of the Alder Lake-S.Image source: BAPCoThe 14-core and 20-thread configuration of the Core i5-13600HX suggests that Intel will increase the number of high-performance cores by two in the mid-range Raptor Lake-HX representatives.Unfortunately, there is no information about the clock speed of the cores, as well as the power consumption of the Core i5-13600HX yet.Although it is very likely that Intel will continue to release next-generation HX series models in the TDP of 55 W, which will allow a smooth transition of current laptops based on Alder Lake-HX on the new platform.As for performance, the sample Core i5-13600HX it is still lower than the Core i7-12700H (TDP 45 W) with the same core configuration and in a similar assembly with 32GB of RAM standard DDR4-3200.But this is quite obvious, as we are talking about a very early engineering sample of the new series. Image source: VARSoI still find it a bit surprising that the active testing phase of the mobile Intel Core 13th generation HX series started less than four months after the release of their predecessors.
Intel says the Arc A730M and Arc 770M mobile graphics cards are faster than the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3060
Intel has announced the official performance data for its Arc 770M and Arc A730M mobile graphics gas pedals in games.The information was shared by Tom's Hardware.Both graphics cards are available in a number of notebooks, which are sold only in China so far.Exit systems with these gas pedals at the international market is expected in late summer.Image source: IntelAll mentioned mobile graphics cards Arc A7 series are based on a graphics chip Alchemist ACM-G10.Data about their performance obtained from the official Intel press release, which was distributed to Chinese technology bloggers.Perhaps the most important information in the document is the positioning of the Arc 770M as a competitor to the mobile GeForce RTX 3060.In turn, the Arc A730M is opposed by Intel to the mobile GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.No comparison of the senior card with a more productive GeForce RTX 3070 and the GeForce RTX 3080 is out of the question.Despite previous rumors, it seems that Intel is not going to compete with the flagships in the mobile segment yet.The press release also specifies the configuration of laptops, in which the video cards were tested.Unfortunately, Intel left out an important detail such as the power consumption level of its gas pedals.Intel graphics cards have a dynamic TDP - manufacturers will be able to set the maximum power consumption within the specified range for a particular notebook.It is also known that the Intel tests used GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3060 in versions not with the maximum TDP.System configurations were as follows: Unknown laptop with Intel Arc A730M (TDP 80 to 120W), Core i7-12700H and 16GB of DDR5-4800 RAM;Unknown laptop with Intel Arc A770M (TDP 120 to 150W), Core i9-12900HK and 16GB of DDR5-4800 RAM; ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 with GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (TDP 60W), Core i7-11800H and 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM;MSI Pulse GL66 with GeForce RTX 3060 (TDP 85W), Core i9-12900HK, DDR5-4800 RAM unknown.According to Intel, the Arc A730M graphics card is on average 13% faster than the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, and the older Arc A770M graphics card in turn is on average 12% faster in games than the GeForce RTX 3060. Image source: VideoCardz according to Tom's HardwareThe conclusion is based on tests of 17 games, which were run at high or maximum graphics quality settings and a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels.In some games, Intel's new products were inferior to NVIDIA competitors, but in many games they showed tangible superiority.
Despite the good performance of Intel Arc A730M mobile graphics card in 3DMark Time Spy synthetic test, where it performed even better than GeForce RTX 3070, in real games the Intel gas pedal was barely faster than mobile GeForce RTX 3050.One of the Chinese insiders has shared information about the new product performance.Image source: VideoCardzWeibo user with a nickname Golden Pig Upgrade has tested Intel Arc A730M in a number of games.These included Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Metro Exodus and F1 2020.The tests were conducted in two resolutions.Unfortunately, the source did not specify whether the tests used Intel DTT (Dynamic Tuning Technology), which dynamically distributes power between the laptop's CPU and graphics processors.As we found out earlier, when testing the mobile Intel Arc A350M, this technology negatively affects performance, which can be attributed to a software flaw on the part of Intel. Intel Arc A730M in Metro Exodus at 1080p resolution.Source: Weibo Intel Arc A730M in Metro Exodus at 1440p.Source: WeboIn Metro Exodus, the Intel Arc A730M averaged 70fps at 1080p and 55fps at 1440p.High graphics settings were used in both cases.Such performance is higher than the GeForce RTX 2070, which shows 66 frames per second at 1080p resolution, but worse than the GeForce RTX 3060.The latter averages 80 frames per second at the same resolution and graphics settings. Intel Arc A730M in F1 2020 at 1080p resolution.Source: Weibo Intel Arc A730M in F1 2020 at 1440p.Source: WeiboIn F1 2020, the Intel card showed 123 frames per second at 1080p and 95 frames per second at 1440p.By comparison, the GeForce RTX 3050 averages 120 frames per second at 1080p resolution at high graphics settings. Intel Arc A730M in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey at 1080p.Source: Weibo Intel Arc A730M in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey at 1440p.Source: WeboIn Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, the Intel gas pedal averaged 38 (1080p) and 32 (1440p) frames per second.The source also notes that during the tests, almost all games saw short-term significant drops in the gas pedal performance to below 10 frames per second, which may indicate poor software optimization.According to Intel Arc Control Center, the Arc A730M graphics chip was running at 2050 MHz and consumed 92 watts of power.We should add, however, that these figures were observed when running the Furmark test, which doesn't exactly reflect the performance of video cards in real-world conditions. Intel Arc A730M.Intel Arc Control Center data.Source: WeboSo far, everything points to the Arc A730M's performance level being next to the GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3060.The non-optimized gaming performance of Arc graphics cards, as this is not the first such test shows, may be the main reason why Intel is in no hurry with the global release of its discrete graphics cards.
Intel Arc A730M mobile graphics card was faster than mobile GeForce RTX 3070 in 3DMark Time Spy test
Several Chinese sources reported that the performance of Intel Arc A730M mobile discrete graphics card in 3DMark Time Spy test was faster than mobile GeForce RTX 3070.This information is also indirectly confirmed by Notebookcheck database, according to which Intel Arc A730M may even be faster than some GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Max-Q models with power consumption index below 115W.Image source: JD.comThe Intel Arc A730M graphics card based on ACM-G10 GPU was tested in Machenike notebook with 14-core Core i7-12700H processor first published by Chinese insider with alias Golden Pig Upgrade on Weibo platform.In the 3DMark Time Spy graphics test, the Intel card scored 10,107 points.According to Notebookcheck, the GeForce RTX 3070 model scored an average of 9,462 points in the same test. Image source: Weibo / Golden Pig Upgrade Image source: NotebookcheckThe performance of the Intel Arc A730M was confirmed by Machenike itself shortly after the information was published by the insider.However, on its published promotional slide the Intel gas pedal shows a slightly more modest result in 3DMark Time Spy - 10&nbps;002 points.By the way, we already reported about the notebook in which it was tested. Image source: JD.comAccording to Intel Arc A730M performance in 3DMark Fire Strike test was a bit lower than that of GeForce RTX 3070.The latter scores 25,484 points, and Intel's card - 23,090.But it is still faster than the mobile GeForce RTX 3060.The Intel Arc A730M graphics card is built on a stripped-down version of the Intel ACM-G10 processor, which gets only 24 instead of the possible 32 cores Xe.The card is equipped with 12 GB of GDDR6 memory with a 192-bit bus.The level of power consumption of the gas pedal will be up to 120 watts.To compare, a full-featured ACM-G10 chip with 32 Xe cores will be used in the Intel flagship Arc A770M model with a TDP of over 150W.
First tests of the 16-core mobile Core i7-12800HX - up to 15% faster than the Core i7-12700H, but almost no difference in gaming
Although new 16-core mobile Intel Alder Lake-HX processors designed for portable workstations and powerful gaming notebooks were only introduced a few days ago, Chinese publications are already starting to publish their reviews.For example, Chinese Golden Pig Upgrade Pack published a review of the Core i7-12800HX chip.Image source: Intel Intel notes that Alder Lake-HX series contains processors that are designed based on the same semiconductor chips that are used in desktop Alder Lake-S, but are optimized in terms of power consumption and transferred to BGA-package.There's another aspect that makes the mobile Alder Lake-HX chipsets similar to the desktop ones.They require a separate HM670 chipset on the laptop's motherboard, unlike the same mobile Alder Lake-P, where the chipset is built into a separate chip on the same substrate as the CPU's processing cores.Alder Lake-HX chips support 16 PCIe 5.0 lines for graphics card connection and 4 PCIe 4.0 lines for NVMe SSD.Support for an additional 16 PCIe 4.0 lanes and 12 PCIe 3.0 lanes is provided by the chipset.The presence of the Intel HM670 chipset can be seen in the photo below (compact chip circled in red), which also features the NVIDIA GN20-E6 GPU, the backbone of the mobile GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.On the right side of the photo is the Core i7-12800HX. The laptop board is based on the Core i7-12800HX.Image source: Golden Pig Upgrade RaskThe difference between the mobile BGA and desktop LGA chip packaging is also there.The former is 2.2 mm thinner than the desktop version.Some SMD components of the mobile version of the chip have been moved to a different location on the substrate.However, the chip itself with the computing cores is in the same place, in the center.Alder Lake processors with a core formula 8P+8E.Image source: VideoCardzThe Chinese reviewer has reviewed two identical Lenovo Y9000P gaming laptops equipped with GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics gas pedals, as well as the same amount of DDR5-4800 RAM.The only difference between the laptops is in the processors.One uses a 14-core Core i7-12700H (Alder Lake-P) and the other uses a 16-core Core i7-12800HX (Alder Lake-HX).The PL1 and PL2 power consumption limits for the Alder Lake-P chip are 115 and 135 watts, while the Alder Lake-HX model is increased to 125 and 175 watts, respectively.The Core i7-12800HX offers nearly identical single-threaded performance to the Core i7-12700H.However, its multi-threaded performance is on average 15% better. Intel Core i7-12800HX and Core i7-12700H in synthetic tests.Image source: Golden Pig Upgrade RaskThe presence of two extra cores and 100 MHz of extra maximum clock speed, which in the Alder Lake-HX model is 4.8 GHz, doesn't make a difference in gaming. Intel Core i7-12800HX and Core i7-12700H in games.Image source: Golden Pig Upgrade RaskOba processors show about the same level of performance.The difference in favor of the Core i7-12800HX is only 2.56%, and that only in some AAA projects.
Intel has shown two versions of its 14th generation Core mobile processors, codenamed Meteor Lake, at its Vision 2022 event.The chips are due to replace Raptor Lake processors next year, due for release in late 2022.Image source: Intel Meteor Lake moves away from the traditional single-chip design and will use multiple chips or tiles on a single wafer using its second-generation Foveros packaging technology.This technology was first used in the energy-efficient Lakefield series mobile processors, and is also used in Sapphire Rapids server processors and Ponte Vecchio series GPUs.At the Vision 2022 event, the company showed a standard Meteor Lake mobile processor packaging option, as well as its significantly more compact version.Each type will serve its own purpose.The first will be used in regular and gaming laptops, or in mini-PCs.The second will probably be used in ultra-thin laptops. Meteor Lake processors will include an Intel 4 (7nm) process chip with processing units, an embedded GPU chip based on TSMC's 3nm process (N3), and an interface chip (SoC-LP) based on TSMC N4 or N5 processors (various versions of 5nm process).The chips will use Redwood Cove's large computing P-core and Crestmont's small, energy-efficient E-core, and will get up to 192 executive graphics units with Intel's Xe architecture. The use of \"tiles\" provides more flexibility when it comes to choosing processor configurations.In theory, it will make it easier to increase the number of cores in the chip or opt for a more efficient integrated graphics core - it will simply require replacing the \"tile\" with a more efficient option when building the chip. Intel has also confirmed that Meteor Lake will scale to a 125W TDP rating.In other words, there will be desktop models in the series as well.However, the company has not shown them yet.According to Intel, the 14th generation of Core processors will be released in 2023.Very likely, in its second half, as the release of Raptor Lake is expected only by the end of this year.
PCWorld was one of the first Western publications, who managed to test a notebook equipped with Intel Arc A370M discrete graphics gas pedal.It is noteworthy that journalists even had to visit the headquarters of Intel Jones Farm in Oregon, to get access to a laptop with this graphics card.Image source: PCWorld Recall that the official sales of laptops with graphics Arc A350M and A370M began March 30.However, at retail these laptops almost impossible to find.It turned out that the laptops in very limited quantities are available only in South Korea, where a temporary exclusive launch took place.Five weeks after the global release of Intel's mobile graphics card series, Western reviewers still have not received laptops with the new graphics.Apparently, the mass launch of Arc A-series graphics cards has been delayed, but Intel has not properly communicated this.Nevertheless, manufacturers are starting to gradually announce laptops with the Arc A350M and A370M.They should appear on sale in the summer.So far, when it comes to South Korea, only one laptop - Samsung Book2 Pro - has been officially on sale.It is equipped with the youngest gas pedal in the series - Intel Arc A350M.PCWorld got access to a forthcoming MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo laptop with Arc A370M graphics, as well as a number of other laptops for comparison.The Arc A370M has eight Xe cores and eight ray tracing blocks, and gets 4GB of GDDR6 memory with a 64-bit bus.Its power consumption ranges from 35 to 50W, similar to the mobile GeForce RTX 3050.In most tests, there were not too many tests, Arc A370M showed the same level of performance as the mobile GeForce RTX 3050.Recall that the latter is the weakest representative of the Ampere series of graphics cards.In the synthetic test 3DMark Time Spy video card Intel scored 4405 points.Mobile GeForce RTX 3050 showed the result of 3772 points. In Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker game benchmark, Intel video card was a bit behind the competitor.The result is 7196 points against 7,639 points for the GeForce model. In Metro Exodus, the Intel Arc A370M discrete gas pedal was only 3 frames per second behind the competitor. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1080p resolution Intel graphics card showed 59 frames per second.GeForce RTX 3050 model - 50 frames per second. The Topaz Video Enhance AI scaling test was done by Arc A370M gas pedal in 134 seconds.And mobile GeForce RTX 3050 did the task in 187 seconds. Taking into account the small number of games, synthetic tests, as well as test conditions, it is definitely too early to make final conclusions about the Arc A370M performance.
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