(Pocket-lint) – At the end of March, Intel launched its first discrete graphics cards. Starting with mobile GPUs for laptops with the promise of dedicated desktop GPUs coming this summer.
As part of the announcement, the company released several videos showing off various aspects of the graphics cards. This included a video demonstrating Arc Control.
Arc Control is software designed to accompany the Intel Graphics offering and is similar to Nvidia’s GeForce Experience software. This basically gives users easy access to the latest graphics drivers, user system performance data, and a broadcast studio for streaming on your favorite platform.
The performance tab is the most interesting here.
During the video (at around 29 seconds), Intel showed a brief preview of this watch and it appeared to show data for an unreleased high-end graphics card. 3DCenter has compared the data and indicates that the clock speed and power consumption are too high for a mobile GPU.
Under the “Live performance monitoring” section, various interesting statistics can be viewed. First, the GPU is running at 99.57% utilization and consuming 175 watts of power. Second, the GPU clock is 2250 MHz and the VRAM clock is 1093 MHz.
Based on this data, it is suggested that the GPU is likely more powerful than the Radeon RX 6700 XT but around 20% less than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. However, it appears to have 60% more tensor power, which could be very useful for Intel’s Xe Super Sampling (XeSS) AI-driven scaling.
These are only speculations at this stage of course and as they are based on a very brief view of surveillance data they should be taken with a grain of salt. We will have to wait for the summer to find out more.
Written by Adrian Willings.