Intel Arc Graphics A750/A770 Performance Ahead Of Linux 6.2 + Mesa 23.0
X-Plane 11 that runs natively on Linux saw great performance with the Intel Arc Graphics hardware on their open-source driver. the Arc Graphics A770 performance matched the Radeon RX 6600 XT for this advanced flight simulator.
Unigine Superposition as one of the most demanding OpenGL benchmarks saw both of the Intel Arc Graphics cards dancing around the Radeon RX 6600 XT.
With the open-source Xonotic and Unvanquished native OpenGL games, the Intel Arc Graphics A750/A770 graphics cards performed extremely well. NVIDIA's proprietary driver performance came up short for these open-source games based on dated game engines, but it was very interesting to see the competitive performance between the Arc Graphics A750/A770 and the AMD RDNA2 graphics cards tested for those into these sort of games.
There still is more work to go on the Intel Arc Graphics driver support with compatibility and performance optimizations for some games, as shown in this article, but progress continues to be made. Now with the Linux 6.2 kernel the DG2/Alchemist support is considered "stable" and working out-of-the-box. So hopefully by the time of the autumn Linux distributions like Ubuntu 23.04 there will be very nice and mature Intel Arc Graphics "Alchemist" support for open-source fans and Linux gamers to enjoy. Intel's oneAPI / GPU compute support also continues maturing and will be working on some new tests there in a separate article.
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