Intel Arc A380 Re-Tested with New Driver at Igor’s Lab
Little by little, Arc performance is improving
Igor Wallossek of Igor’s Lab has published a brief update on Arc A380 performance using the latest (at the time) beta driver. The results are promising, as things are moving in the right direction, but the improvement is in the low single digits.
Of note, as if to illustrate how temporary such a beta driver release can be, version 3259 was released yesterday (7/29/22) – replacing version 3220 on the same day this article on 3220 performance was published at Igor’s Lab.
Oh well. On to a couple of the results, beginning with overall performance at 1280×720:
Just looking at average framerates across all tested games at 720p, we find a 1.2% increase with A380 from version 1743 of the driver to version 3220. The the Arc A380 is still well behind the Radeon RX 6400 at this resolution, though it may be better to look at testing done at a higher resolution when evaluating GPU performance (just a thought).
Thankfully, Igor also provided a look at overall performance at 1920×1080 with the two driver versions:
At 1080p things are certainly more even, with the Radeon RX 6400’s lead down to just 0.5% as this 3220 driver boosted the Arc A380’s performance by 2.4% overall.
I won’t reveal any more of Igor’s findings as you should really read it from the source (link). The article is brief, but contains more charts including impact to low 1% FPS numbers, and API overhead testing.
Now we just have to wait for an article on version 3259.