AMD throws shade at Intel's ARC A370M GPU by releasing GPU benchmarks
AMD may have the performance crown, but their RX 6500m GPUs lack video encoders
Published: 1st April 2022 | Source: AMD Radeon - Twitter |
AMD's RX 6500m Dominates Intel's ARX A370m in newly released benchmarks
AMD's ready to throw shade over Intel's ARC A-series GPU launch, releasing comparative performance numbers using their Radeon RX 6500m graphics card that show a significant performance advantage with team Radeon.
AMD's RX 6500m and Intel's ARC A370m both utilise TSMC's 6nm lithography process, support 4GB of GDDR6 memory and are both designed for 1080p mobile gaming. That said, AMD's newly revealed benchmarks showcase a huge performance advantage for AMD's graphics card, despite the fact that AMD's GPU features 5.4 billion transistors when compared to Intel's 7.2 billion.
Let's be clear here, AMD's newly released performance numbers are designed to do one thing, showcase technological superiority over Intel within the GPU market. That said, while AMD's RX 6500m appears to slam Intel's ARC A370m into the floor, Intel's GPU has some critical advantages for users.
The RX 6500m has some major drawbacks
Like its desktop counterpart, the Radeon RX 6500m lacks integrated video encoders. This is part of the reason why AMD can build the RX 6500m with such a low transistor count. Yes, AMD appears to win the performance crown here, but if you need to encode video, AMD's RX 6500m will not be a useful product. That said, AMD's RX 6500m GPUs should be paired with CPUs that feature integrated graphics solutions and video encoders.
While the fact that the ARC A370M features video encoders is an advantage for Intel, its support for AV1 encoding is something that all current-generation AMD graphics cards lack. While AMD claims the performance crown below, Intel wins in other areas.
When Intel launched their ARC A-series of mobile graphics cards, Intel did not reveal benchmarks that compared their discrete graphics solutions to currently available AMD and Nvidia products. Today's benchmarks from AMD show us why.
As it stands, it looks like Intel has not won the performance crown within the low-end GPU market. That said, it remains to be seen how Intel's higher-end products will perform.
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