Intel Arc A580 appeared in the benchmark
Last year, Intel unveiled its product code-named Alchemist (DG2) at the launch event of Intel Arc (Alchemist), their standalone graphics card brand. It came in two SoC designs: the ACM-G10, targeting the mid-to-high-end models of Alchemist A750/770, and the ACM-G11, designed for the low-end Alchemist A380. According to Intel’s roadmap, there should also be an Alchemist A580 aimed at the mainstream market, yet its release has been conspicuously delayed.
Recently, Twitter user @KOMACHI_ENSAKA noticed the Alchemist A580 appearing in the GFXBench 5.0 benchmark, with performance data now uploaded to the database. Given the unofficial nature of this data, a degree of caution should be maintained. The leaked test results seem to indicate that Intel might still be pushing forward with the Alchemist A580 or have been testing using a sample.
In the GFXBench 5.0, based on the Vulkan renderer, the Alchemist A580’s performance seems somewhat anomalous, significantly lagging behind the Alchemist A770. This could be attributed to a myriad of factors, such as immature driver programs or software and hardware issues, or it could potentially be a spurious result.
The Alchemist A580 should ideally utilize a pared-down ACM-G10 chip, equipped with 24 Xe cores, activating 3072 stream processors, and accompanied by 8GB of GDDR6 graphics memory. This specification is lower than that of Alchemist A750 (3584 stream processors) and Alchemist A770 (4096 stream processors). For some undisclosed reason, Intel has yet to launch the Alchemist A580 for sale in the market.