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AMD Posts Intel Arc A370M vs. Radeon RX 6500M Benchmarks

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One of the things that many hardware enthusiasts are eager to find out is how Intel's entry level Arc A370M graphics processor stacks up against its rivals. Independent reviews of Intel's Arc Alchemist products are yet to come, but AMD was eager to share its own benchmark results of Intel's Arc A370M product in comparison to its own entry-level laptop GPU. 

AMD's Radeon Technology Group posted a slide comparing the performance of its Radeon RX 6500M 4GB graphics processor to Intel's Arc A370M 4GB GPU in five AAA games on its Twitter page late on Thursday. Based on the results published by AMD, the Radeon RX 6500M beats the Arc A370M by 27% – 114% in a 1920x1080 resolution with medium quality settings, depending on the title. Meanwhile, Intel's Arc A370M could still deliver over 60 frames per second in all cases. 

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To compare performance of the two low-end GPUs for notebooks, AMD used five games: Hitman 3Total War Saga: TroyF1 2021Strange Brigade, and Final Fantasy XIV. Out if five titles used, three were sponsored by AMD (i.e., the company assisted with their development and promotion), Hitman 3 was supported by Intel, and Final Fantasy XIV is an Nvidia-backed game. 

A comparison of Intel's Arc A370M revealed that it might be slower than Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in 3DMark.

Laptops featuring Intel's Arc A370M graphics processors are already available from some retailers, so it was not hard for AMD to obtain one of such notebooks either from a retailer or directly from a PC OEM. Unfortunately, AMD did not share specifications of the machines it used as well as TGP levels enabled for the Arc A370M and Radeon RX 6500M GPUs. In fact, AMD even did not share which game versions and driver versions it used, which is sometimes even more important than hardware specifications. 

Performance numbers obtained by hardware developers tend to be accurate, but can be manipulated and therefore misleading as companies are obviously interested in showing their CPUs and GPUs in the best light while emphasizing weaknesses of competing products. That said, take AMD's numbers with a pinch of salt and wait for independent reviews before making purchase decision.

Anton Shilov
Anton Shilov

Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • Mandark
    Nice
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  • cyrusfox
    Will take a good deal of time to understand how much of this is due to driver optimization vs a fundamental difference in performance. As the synthetic numbers are a lot closer, It would appear driver maturation is going to take a lot more time.

    No reason not to wait for the official reviews and breakdown from the media as well as the independent folks. Looking forward to a 3-way supply. I have been waiting forever for a replacement to my GT1030...
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  • thisisaname
    Admin said:
    AMD claims Radeon RX 6500M beats Intel's A370M by up to two times.
    AMD Posts Intel Arc A370M vs. Radeon RX 6500M Benchmarks : Read more

    Anyone know where the Radeon RX 6500M fit into AMD mobile GPU stack?, is it highest or lowest mobile GPU and as said in the article it is hard to compare the two if you do not list the power they used.

    Nice article and hopefully with them being available in stores it should not be long before some independent reviews come out.
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  • -Fran-
    So under the 6500M there's a theoretical 6400M and the 600M or something series? Then you have iGPUs.

    Also, can this be a 1st of April joke or something?

    Anyway, no more specs and info from AMD, who cares XD

    Regards.
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  • JamesJones44
    thisisaname said:
    Anyone know where the Radeon RX 6500M fit into AMD mobile GPU stack?, is it highest or lowest mobile GPU and as said in the article it is hard to compare the two if you do not list the power they used.

    Nice article and hopefully with them being available in stores it should not be long before some independent reviews come out.

    Bottom, based on specs alone it's basically half of a 6600m (64-bit bus vs 128, 4 GB vs 8 GB, 1024 pipes vs 1792). It's clocked a little higher and on a newer node, but my guess is probably at least 15-30% reduction vs a 6600m. Probably puts the 6500m in the 1050/1060 range.
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  • shady28
    -Fran- said:
    So under the 6500M there's a theoretical 6400M and the 600M or something series? Then you have iGPUs.

    Also, can this be a 1st of April joke or something?

    Anyway, no more specs and info from AMD, who cares XD

    Regards.

    Actually there is a 6300M. Also, nothing is shipping with these 6500M/6300M chips yet as far as I can tell.

    I'm not sure if this comparison of 6500M vs A370M is really apples to apples. The 6600M 75-100W for example compares favorably against a 3060 80-95W laptop GPU.
    The 6500M should be a competitor to the 3050 laptop GPU. I don't get the impression that the A350M/A370M were meant to compete at that level.

    More likely this chip is meant to compete against the 30W M450, which is about 6% below the 1650, or the 35W 6300M, which is about 18% below a 1650. The A370M is a 35W TDP part, while the 6500M is a 50W TDP part.
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