Charming features of Intel Arc GPU landed on ‘War of War’ laptops

Finally the day has come. After years of teasing, promise and hype, a third long hitter has appeared in the graphics card market with the goal of shaking up the Nvidia/AMD duo. Intel’s Arc GPU, which has been highly anticipated by many users, will be officially released on the 1st. However, it may not be the way you expected. Instead of debuting in the form of a desktop, it appeared mounted on a laptop. A system tuned around Core CPUs and Arc GPUs solidifies the attractive advantages Intel has to offer.
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On the 31st, Intel unveiled the Arc A-series mobile GPUs, releasing only the cheapest model, the Arc 3 series. The A350M and A370M are available in laptops available for pre-order today, starting at $899. More powerful Arc 5 and Arc 7 laptops are expected in the coming months. All Arc GPUs are powered by Intel’s new Xe HPG graphics architecture. The specifics of the core Xe HPG architecture were covered in a separate article, but an overview of the mobile GPU can be found in the following picture.
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Instead of jumping straight into the battle for dominance in high-end desktops, Intel is showing its strength by focusing on low-cost laptops. Yes, Ark is designed for gaming above all else. According to Intel, the Arc 3 laptop beats over 60 fps in 1080p resolution at advanced and medium settings for Triple-A games and over 90 fps in esports games. The speed available with the integrated graphics has been doubled. However, Intel has focused on the unique value and features that the Ark can provide.
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Arc’s intrinsic value and functionality begins with the media and display engine, which is consistent across all Arc GPUs. All Arc GPUs support up to four HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4a outputs (although configuration will vary by laptop). It can output up to 360Hz with 1080p and 1440p resolutions, and can drive 4K/120 or 8K/60 panel pairs. That’s particularly impressive on a low-cost Arc 3 laptop, but it’s the media engine where the real ‘magic’ begins.
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The Arc GPU offers 8K 10-bit HDR encoding and all the high-end video you’d expect from HEVC, AVC and VP9. However, Arc also offers hardware-based AV1 encoding acceleration that other GPU manufacturers don’t. A highly efficient next-generation video standard was developed by a consortium of industry giants and is quickly becoming the norm. Modern desktop GPUs support AV1 decoding, so you can watch 8K video even if you don’t have a system to get excited about. Up until now, however, the only way to actually create AV1 video was to use software.

According to Intel, hardware-accelerated AV1 generation, first unveiled at Arc, is 50 times faster than software encoding. In a short video showing Elden Ring running in X-Split, the AV1 stream fixed at 5 Mbps provides much sharper clarity than standard H.264 encoders, with grass, bushes, walls and other fine details. elements more clearly.

The first introduction of AV1 encoding was a huge success for Intel. But it’s far from the only one. Let’s take a look at the content creator enhancements that Intel is highlighting in this launch, and then talk about gaming.


Source: ITWorld Korea by www.itworld.co.kr.

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