It looks like there might be an answer to the unstable performance of the Intel Arc A380 desktop GPU in previously leaked benchmarks if a new leak is needed.
According to a new series of leaked Twitter user benchmarks 0x22hand reported by VideoCardzthe A380 has a hidden feature called “Advanced Performance Optimizations” (APO), which boosts GPU performance for tests like 3DMark.
We only have unofficial leaks for the TimeSpy and Port Royal tests as UL (the developers of 3DMark) just passed the official tests for the 1743 driver.
These leaks show that on TimeSpy, the A380 scored 5241, while on the APO the score dropped to 4449, which represents a 15% decrease. Meanwhile, in the Port Royal ray tracing test, the score dropped by 4% when APO was deactivated.
What this could mean, if true, is that Intel may have included a feature in their GPU that must be enabled in order for it to perform better. And when turned off, performance drops enough to lag behind other GPUs already on the market.
has reached out to Intel to comment on the Advanced Performance Optimizations leaks and we will update this story if and when we receive a response from the company.
Analysis: How will Intel fare in the GPU market?
a lot has been said about how well Intel can do with its GPU, which seems extremely difficult considering all the setbacks.
These leaked benchmarks shed new light on how Intel might be hurting the A380 with the Advanced Performance Optimizations toggle feature. Maybe it’s because of that previously leaked benchmarks were surprisingly low compared to other cards on the market. The numbers without the feature enabled completely warps the GPU which makes it look much worse in terms of performance.
To make matters worse were the GPUs steep prices when it was launched in the Chinese market, and the lack of availability outside of China, which will further delay its global launch.
However, there is hope for improvement – as this is a new driver, Intel should be able to resolve the issues soon. It’s just a matter of waiting and seeing if Intel can get through its own rocky start and establish itself in the GPU market with its Arc lineup.