Intel Arc A770 desktop GPU debuts in the Geekbench running at 2.4Ghz

Intel Arc A770 desktop GPU debuts in the Geekbench running at 2.4Ghz. Intel‘s first-ever discrete GPUs are already here in the form of Arc A-Series mobile graphics. So far, the company has only launched one SKU, the Arc A370M. Even that GPU, however, is a rare find due to its availability, or lack thereof. And where it is available, it is riddled with bugs and glitches due to driver infancy.

 Intel has finally started releasing its mobile Arc GPUs and is poised to release its first desktop Arc GPUs later this Summer. Somewhere near the top of the pile will be the Arc A770, a fully-equipped part with 512 EUs, a 2-2.5 GHz boost clock, and 16 GB of memory.

Intel first announced the flagship Arc hardware as the ACM-G10 GPU and then paper-launched it as the A770M for mobile. Laptops with the A770M should appear on shelves in the coming months. Its unannounced desktop equivalent has now been found in the Geekbench OpenCL database.

The top-end GPU from Arc A-Series for desktops will be the ACM-G10. It will be a full-die solution housing 512 Execution Units and 32 Xe-Cores. Right now, there are three variations of this GPU, two cut-down versions and the aforementioned full-die variant which is most likely the Arc A770. This GPU will feature 4096 FP32 Cores at a 175W TDP and Intel has already teased what is supposedly the Arc A770 desktop GPU at the end of their mobile launch event.

Intel Arc A770 Benchmark breakdown

Speaking of which, the Arc A770 has been tested on Geekbench inside a Coffee Lake system equipped with Intel’s Core i5-9900K processors from a few years ago. This processor is a pretty common outlier when it comes to internal testing as it has been seen in many other leaks as well.

Intel Arc A770 Benchmark breakdown

Moreover, the Arc A770 in the Geekbench entry can be seen carrying 12.7GB of memory, when in reality it has 16GB of memory, so some of the VRAM was likely being allocated to other resources. The GPU is also listed with a 2.4Ghz core clock which is just 200Mhz higher than the maximum boost clock of Arc A350M. It should be noted that Intel has previously hinted at a desktop Arc GPU with a 2.25Ghz clock speed as well.

Coming to the benchmark itself, it is nothing impressive. The OpenCL score for the A770 was just 85,585 points. That score is lower than even RTX 3060 mobile solutions which score an average of ~89,000 points in the same test, and the A770 is supposed to compete with the RTX 3070 Ti desktop GPU. Now, OpenCL scores are not a good representation of real-world performance, especially for gaming, but we can still compare them to get a general idea.

That score is obviously quite underwhelming and honestly makes little sense considering how powerful the Arc A770 is supposed to be. However, this was, after all, an internal leak with unfinished drivers which most definitely held the GPU down. By no means does this indicate that the Arc A770 will be an underwhelming disappointment at launch. All it tell us is that work is still being done and drivers are still not close to finished.

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