Intel Arc desktop GPUs Are Reportedly Slower Than Previously Anticipated

Intel’s Arc series has definitely impressed with its strong performance when it comes to synthetic benchmarks. However, these series seem to be a bit off when it comes to gaming. Intel claims that their latest Arc A380 desktop graphics card is 25 percent faster than the Radeon RX 6400, but let’s not forget that this claim has been made in relation to the price of the two cards.

Arc A380 vs RX 6400

So far there has been only one slide released by Intel for the Arc A380 desktop GPU which shows an average FPS with a 1080p resolution and medium settings. What is noticeable is the fact that this slide seems to contain no information on the RX 6400 performance.

The Intel Performance Index website hasn’t provided any data which can be verified. 3DCenter has gone out of their way to validate some of the information which Intel has claimed to be true.

Intel Arc A380

The site identifies the actual performance difference to be around 21 percent (the difference is based on the price of the two cards). Talking about the actual performance, there seems to be only a difference of 4 percent, making it fall within the range of Radeon RX 6400’s margin of error.

This was perhaps the main reason why 3DCenter took the initiative to revalidate the forecast on the previous performance for the entire series. The performance results have turned out to be even more disappointing than what was previously reported. Intel’s flagship Arc A780/770 has shown performance results worse than the RTX 3060 Ti. Only those falling under the upper mid-range Intel Arc desktop segment will be able to compete against the RTX 3060 and 3050 models.

arc desktop updated forecast

Via 3DCentre