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Intel’s Arc A730M GPU lags behind RTX 3060 in leaked benchmark

Intel's A730M laptop GPU should begin appearing in consumer laptops soon. Some units have begun going out to testers recently, resulting in new benchmark leaks. Unfortunately, the scores indicate that this particular offering may not match up well against the RTX 3060. 

If Intel's targets for the Arc flagship GPUs (laptop or desktop) were to offer RTX 3070-like performance, the model below would have to rival the RTX 3060 at least. However, the early A730M results leaked this week show underwhelming performance. Crossing the gaming results with the data from the Notebookcheck database, Intel's new GPU is far from offering the same level of performance as the Nvidia chip.

Weibo user Golden Pig Upgrade (via @9550pro) was responsible for sharing these results. The system used for the benchmarks was running Windows 10 Home Premium and using an Intel Core i7-12700H chip.

In 3DMark Time Spy, the Intel Arc A730M laptop GPU scored 10107 points, which puts it between the RTX 3070 and the RTX 3070 Ti laptop GPUs. If this level of performance were translated into actual games, Intel's GPU would be very promising, but that's not the case.

In Metro Exodus, the Intel GPU can't beat the RTX 3060 laptop GPU, reaching an average framerate of 70FPS at 1080p with the High preset and 55FPS at 1440p using the same preset. On games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and F1 2020 the A730M is shown performing similarly to an RTX 3050.

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KitGuru says: Considering the graphics drivers for Arc GPUs are still being optimised, the performance of the A730M might improve before the first laptops ship out. 

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