My future: Arc, the future flagship of Intel, made its debut in the online benchmark database. An unnamed Intel partner picked a GPU-architecture prototype to spin in the Geekbench OpenCL test suite using the slightly older i5-9600K auth system, and here's what we learned...
In actual numbers, GPU performance is poor. These four stages reached an average OpenCL score of about 67,000 points and the highest score of 69,000 points. For comparison, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, which was released about a year ago, is between 150,000 and 180,000 points. p>
But don't despair. Consider this: According to Geekbench metadata collected during performance, the GPU was hovering around 1.3GHz. At this frequency, with 512 ECUs, a GPU is theoretically effective 11 TFLOPS. p>
AMD's Radeon RX 6600 XT has 11 similar TFLOPS and ranges from 60,000 to 70,000 points. Therefore, the Intel architecture in OpenCL has the same functions as AMD in all TFLOPS.
So the question is: Can Intel match AMD's advanced TFLOPS numbers? p>
512 is the magic number that indicates it's the flagship, but it's 512 EU, not CU.
According to Geekbench, the GPU clocked at 2.1GHz. If it were running at that speed and not at 1.3GHz, it would have 17 TFLOPS, which is the equivalent of an RX 6800 (non-XT). So the answer to that question is, if 2.1GHz is available, yes. p>
And to be honest, 2.1GHz isn't that much. If the rumors are true and Intel is using a TSMC N6 node, it could potentially ramp up the clocks enough to break through the performance areas of the RX 6800 XT and RTX 3080.
Remember, this is just a guess, but we're not the first to claim that CPUs Intel Graphics stands next to the RTX 3070 or the RTX 3080. Intel itself noted that the price of their flagship will be slightly higher than the latter from $740 to $790. However, as today's OpenCL results show, Intel may still be working hard to make it happen. p>
Intel's flagship Arc Alchemist GPU debuted in leaked benchmarks.