Sunday 30 April 2023

A brief look at Intel's Arc A770 vs Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti

The latest Intel driver for their highly criticised recent venture into the desktop GPU market shows that progress is continuing.

Using an Intel Arc A770 and an i9-13900K with the latest Windows 11 build of 22621.1555 and Intel's Arc driver version, I measured the gaming performance of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with default video settings and MSI Afterburner 4.6.5 together with Shadow of the Tomb Raider with DirectX12 and 'High' graphics preset and the in-built benchmark against the latest Ubuntu 22.04.2 with Linux kernel version 6.3.0 and Oibaf's Open Graphics Drivers including Mesa 23.2~git2304300600.775e42 and MangoHud version 0.6.9-1. For comparison I measured the equivalent gaming performance using an Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti and an i7-12700F with identical Windows and Ubuntu OS and software versions but with Nvidia's Game Ready Driver 521.38 on Windows without DLSS and Nvidia's driver version 525.116.03 on Ubuntu without XeSS: