Intel introduced the Arc A750 desktop graphics card, sharing at the same time its capabilities, and not in benchmarks, but in games.
As you can see in the diagram below, the Arc A750 is 6-17% faster than the GeForce RTX 3060. At the same time, the Arc A750 is not the top model in the line. It only has 24 Xe blocks out of the possible 32 that the Arc A770 will have. If we translate this into more familiar cores, then we are talking about 3072 cores for the A750 and 4096 cores for the A770.
Thus, the Arc A770 should already compete with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti or even the RTX 3070. Recall that this was the very first rumors and leaks that appeared about a year ago.
A very curious moment in this story is how exactly Intel spoke about its new product. Recall that those cards that have already been released, firstly, show themselves much better in benchmarks than in games, and secondly, they often suffer from problems with drivers or poor optimization. And Intel acknowledges this, saying it doesn’t promise the same performance as in the chart in all games.
The performance results shown here are for a small subset of games that perform very well with Intel Arc and the Alchemist architecture. I’m not claiming that ALL GAMES will show these results, but this is a representation of what Intel Arc A cards are capable of with the right software and technical capabilities.
That is, in some games, the Arc A750 may not outperform or even lag behind the RTX 3060, and Intel is no longer trying to somehow hide or keep silent about it, as was the case when comparing the Arc A350M and the Radeon RX 6400.
The company also promised to share new details soon, including the price and release date. In any case, it is already clear that the first line of Intel cards will fully enter the market at about the same time as the new Radeon RX 7000 and GeForce RTX 40 lines, and it is not yet clear how Intel is going to solve this problem.
World’s first 31″ domed OLED display and 65″ curved 8K monitor unveiled
TCL CSOT announced a number of new displays, including an interesting new domed OLED gaming monitor for PC.
The new gaming monitors were unveiled at DTC 2023 (Global Display Tech-ecosystem Conference 2023), which is taking place in Wuhan, China. The new gaming monitor is equipped with a 31-inch dome-shaped OLED panel with a resolution of 4K and a frequency of 120 Hz, and the dome shape, according to the developers, allows you to give a 3D feeling. There are very few details about the model yet.
Jun Zhao, CEO of TCL CSOT, said: “With significant advances in display technologies including LCD and OLED, we have made remarkable breakthroughs to provide superior user experience. We will continue to provide high-quality products for a variety of scenarios, working closely with our industry partners.”
The company also introduced a 27-inch 8K monitor with eye tracking and 3D support.
The world’s first curved OLED IJP monitor with a 65-inch diagonal, 8K resolution and a frequency of 120 Hz was announced. Its resolution is 7680 x 4320 pixels.
It also unveiled the world’s first 14-inch hybrid laptop with a 2.8K OLED IJP screen that supports an adaptive refresh rate of 30-120Hz.
Small, but remote. Corsair unveils SSD MP600 Micro in M.2 2242 form factor
Most modern solid-state drives have the M.2 2280 form factor, but sometimes you need a much more compact SSD – M.2 2242. Corsair did just that.
In the photo you can see the MP600 Micro model in the specified form factor. The length of such a drive is 42 mm, although there is also an M.2 2230 that is only 30 mm long.
The new product supports PCIe 4.0 and is characterized by data transfer speeds of up to 5100 MB/s for reading and 4300 MB/s for writing. Performance is respectively 600,000 and 890,000 IOPS. These parameters are typical for the 1 TB model, which also has a resource of 600 TBW.
It remains to add that the new product is based on 176-layer Micron 3D TLC NAND memory and is priced at $70.
Huawei defeated American sanctions: the Chinese company now has its own 5-nanometer processor
Five years under strict American sanctions, which cut Huawei off from advanced single-chip systems, have yielded results: the company has its own 5-nanometer processor made in China.
There is an interesting story with this processor. Five days ago, Huawei introduced the Qingyun L540 laptop based on the Kirin 9006C SoC: and at that time, all the characteristics of the device were revealed, but nothing was reported about the central element of the hardware platform. Now Huawei has updated the description on the website, which clearly states that the Kirin 9006C is manufactured using the 5 nm process technology.
The official description says that the single-chip system has eight cores and a maximum frequency of 3.13 GHz. The Gizmochina resource adds: the CPU is made according to a two-cluster design – with four Arm Cortex-A77 cores and four more Arm Cortex-A55 cores.
Let’s remember that earlier Huawei had a 7-nanometer SoC Kirin 9000S, and it is used in the flagships of the Mate 60 line. Kirin 9000S is produced by SMIC, and the same company most likely produces the 5-nanometer Kirin 9006C.
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