Benchleaks has discovered two fresh Geekbench 5 benchmarks that indicate a strange Alder Lake notebook with a Core i5-12500H CPU and a specialised Intel Arc Alchemist Xe GPU with 256 EUs and 6GB of VRAM. The OpenCL ratings indicate that performance is comparable to AMD’s Radeon RX 580 or Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 Super.
As shown in this leak, this GPU appears to be part of Intel’s upcoming DG2 mobile portfolio. One of the most popular GPU configurations shown in the leak (SKU 3) is said to include 256 EUs and 4 to 8GB of VRAM, which is the same configuration used in these Geekbench benchmarks.
In addition, the DG2 leak revealed five GPU options, with the top trim having 512 EUs, the second with 384 EUs, a third SKU with 256 EUs, and models with 128 and 96 EUs following. As a result, it appears that the 256 EU version will be one of Intel’s mobile mid-range GPUs.
Benchleaks published two OpenCL Geekbench benchmarks for the same notebook; the first displays 46,540 points, while the second shows slightly lower results with 45,483 points.
Several older AMD and Nvidia GPUs, including the Radeon RX 480, RX 580, and RX 5600M, as well as the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and GTX 1080 Max-Q, all perform similarly in Geekbench 5’s OpenCL browser. So, in terms of computing, Intel’s Arc Alchemist mobile GPU with 256 EUs doesn’t appear to be very powerful by today’s standards.
However, remember that this is Geekbench 5 and not a gaming test, so take these findings with a grain of salt because Geekbench 5 is notorious for producing wildly erroneous real-world performance results.
However, if we consider Geekbench 5, Intel may be in the incorrect location, as its mid-range mobile GPUs perform more like modern-era entry-level GPUs. We should, however, wait for a comprehensive review before passing judgement. It’s crucial to determine which market sector Intel’s DG2 portfolio will target. If it turns out that Intel’s “top of the line” 512 EU variation isn’t competing with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 mobile but rather with mid-range processors like the RTX 3060, then the “mid-range” 256 EU trim could be a simple entry-level device.