The Arc A730M laminated by the mobile GeForce RTX 3060 in games

To his credit, Intel’s graphics drivers are less well optimized than NVIDIA’s.

Earlier this week, the one who goes by the pseudonym Golden Pig Upgrade posted on Weibo some results illustrating the performance of the Intel Arc A730M mobile graphics card. This same individual now offers a very comprehensive test of said benchmark, as does the IT-Home site. While Intel’s solution looked like it could compete with NVIDIA’s mobile GeForce RTX 3060 in some workloads, these in-depth reviews give the latter a clear advantage in gaming. It is nevertheless likely that over the weeks, with better optimized graphics drivers, Intel’s dedicated graphics cards will improve in this area.

Credit:: Golden Pig Upgrade

The two aforementioned sources deliver numerous results, sometimes obtained with different driver versions, including unofficial ones. The VideoCardz site has gathered all the data in the following table. The parameters are not always identical and it is always difficult to compare the performance of two graphics cards within different laptops, in particular because of the very variable power ranges, and this for the same GPU. These results still give a good overview of the performance of the Arc A730M; pending published tests in languages ​​that are more familiar to us. Note that all the PCs tested combine an A730M / RTX 3060M GPU with an Intel Core i7-12700H processor (14 cores / 20 threads); that the RTX 3060M and A730M tested by Golden Pig Upgrade have TDPs of 115W and 120W respectively.

Intel quietly updates its graphics driver to support the Arc A730M


Origin of the results Golden Pig Upgrade IT-Home Golden Pig Upgrade Golden Pig Upgrade
& NotebookCheck
GPUs ARC A730M ARC A730M ARC A730M GeForce RTX 3060M
Drivers Various
3DMark Time Spy 10 107 (invalid) 10,532 (valid) 10 202 (invalid) 7981
3DMark Time Spy Extreme 5049 (valid)
3DMark Fire Strike 23,923 (?) 20,142
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme 11,061 (valid)
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (1440p/High) 32 FPS 33 FPS
CS:GO (1440p/High) 183 FPS
CS:GO (1080p/Highest) 135.15 FPS 404.58 FPS (GP)
APEX Legends (1440p/?) 103 FPS 124 FPS (BW)
Elden Ring (1200p/High) 76 FPS 59.1 FPS (NB)
Control (1080p/?) 72 FPS 78.1 FPS (NB)
Cyberpunk (1200p/Medium) 54 FPS 91 FPS (NB)
F1 2020 (1080p/High) 123 FPS 159 FPS (BW)
Metro Exodus (1080p/High) 70 FPS 77.69 FPS 72.89 FPS (GP)
Metro Exodus (1440p/High) 55 FPS
Total War: Troy (High) 114.5 FPS 136.6 FPS (GP)
Boundary (1080p) 20.7 FPS 76.2 FPS (with DLSS)
Gears of War 5 (DX12) 90.3 FPS 133.4 FPS (GP)
Hitman 2 (DX12) 76.11 FPS 100.27 FPS (GP)
Civilization 6 (DX12) 74.82 101.63 FPS (GP)
Strange Brigade (Vulkan) 188 FPS 200 FPS (GP)

The Redfire user also offers a comparison in the form of a histogram.

Image 2: Arc A730M laminated by GeForce RTX 3060 mobile in games
Credit: Redfire

Sources: Golden Pig Upgrade (Bilibili), IT-Home, Notebookcheckvia VideoCardz

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The Arc A730M laminated by the mobile GeForce RTX 3060 in games

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