Technology NewsIntel ARC A770 Surprising Winner in Microsoft's New Technology...

Intel ARC A770 Surprising Winner in Microsoft’s New Technology Benchmark – DirectStorage 1.1

-


Intel ARC A770 Surprising Winner in Microsoft's New Technology Benchmark - DirectStorage 1.1Benchmarks are specific tools. Sometimes their use brings surprising results. Such a case is undoubtedly the results achieved using the Microsoft DirectStorage 1.1 technology testing tool. The surprising winner of the duel turned out to be the Intel Arc A770 graphics system, which defeated the clearly better, according to the manufacturers’ assurances, in the case of most other applications, NVIDIA and AMD cards.

The Intel Arc A770 graphics chip turned out to be the surprising winner in the DirectStorage 1.1 benchmark developed by Microsoft.

Intel ARC A770 Surprising Winner in Microsoft's New Technology Benchmark - DirectStorage 1.1 [1]

Microsoft DirectStorage 1.1 unveiled – the most important feature will be data decompression with the help of GPU

DirectStorage is a Microsoft technology implemented in Windows, which significantly improves the communication process between the data carrier (SSD NVMe drive) and the graphics system. This is a response to the needs of modern game developers who need solutions that enable the constant transfer of small portions of data from the carrier to graphics cards for a certain period of time. This approach significantly improves the functioning of games embedded in the open world, where small portions of data must flow in a constant stream. This is easy to see on the example of objects in the distance. The game engine must be able to constantly replace resources with more detailed ones as the player progresses. Importantly, it must be done without loading screens. In the past, transferring from traditional hard drives relied on loading large chunks of data at once. The change in the approach to management has been made possible by SSD drives, and Microsoft’s technology improves the whole process even more, pushing the limit of I/O requests that these media can handle. What characterizes DirectStorage version 1.1 is the relief of the processor from data decompression. It takes place directly in the graphics system.

Intel ARC A770 Surprising Winner in Microsoft's New Technology Benchmark - DirectStorage 1.1 [2]

The DirectStorage MI function will also be available for Windows 10 – Microsoft withdraws from its earlier declaration

DirectStorage 1.1 performance can be tested using a benchmark developed for Compusemble. German website PC Games Hardware took graphics cards from three manufacturers to the workshop and with the help of the aforementioned test, he analyzed their performance in data decompression, using the new Microsoft technology. The results may surprise many. The unexpected winner was the Intel Arc A770 16GB graphics card, beating the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT in a direct duel. The test rig used an Intel Core i9 12900K processor. The results obtained indicate that the Intel chip was able to decompress data at a speed of 16.8 GB/s. Second place was taken by the NVIDIA card with a score of 15.3 GB / s, followed by the AMD chip with 14.6 GB / s. It should be emphasized that although the differences between the decompression speed are not significant, the result of the Intel ARC A770 card is a positive surprise, which is actually aimed at a different market segment than the other two systems. The above results were obtained using media using the PCIe 4.0 interface. However, as the tests show, the Intel chip also excels in the case of the PCIe 3.0 interface, and even the incomparably slower SATA 6 Gb / s, which was not the target interface for DirectStorage technology. For comparison, the data decompression performance of the processor used during the tests was also tested.

SATA 6Gb/sPCIe 3.0PCIe 4.0
Intel Arc A770 16GB1.64 Gbps13.9 Gbps16.8 Gbps
Nvidia GeForce RTX 40801.47 Gbps12.7 Gbps15.3 Gbps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT1.47 Gbps12.6 Gbps14.6 Gbps
Intel Core i9-12900K1.47 Gbps5.2 Gbps5.2 Gbps

It should be remembered that benchmarks should be approached with limited trust. Their test scenarios often differ from the applications that can be seen during everyday use of the equipment. The results of PC Games Hardware are quite interesting and undoubtedly indicate that there is potential in Intel’s systems. However, we still have to wait to see how the use of Microsoft’s new technology will translate into real performance of loading game resources, as developers are just learning to use its full potential.

Source: PCGH, wccftech, Digital Trends, Microsoft



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

What configurations does the Apple MacBook Pro (2023) come in?

The MacBook Pro (2023) offers several distinct configurations, including different screen sizes, processors, SSDs, and more. ...

How to know that you have to buy a new mobile phone

Despite the fact that smartphones can perfectly last several years being functional today, there are a series of...

எந்த வயதில் மக்கள் குறைவாக தூங்குகிறார்கள்?

ஆய்வில் பங்கேற்றவர்களில் இளையவர் (வயது 19) அதிகம் தூங்குவதாகவும் ஆய்வில் கண்டறியப்பட்டுள்ளது.இருந்து ஆராய்ச்சியாளர்கள் நடத்திய புதிய ஆய்வு லண்டன் பல்கலைக்கழக கல்லூரிதி கிழக்கு ஆங்கிலியா...

MSI laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 graphics – report from the premiere event in Warsaw

At this year's CES in Las Vegas, NVIDIA presented the new generation of GeForce RTX 4000 mobile graphics...

How to know that you have to buy a new mobile phone

Despite the fact that smartphones can perfectly last several years being functional today, there are a series of...

MSI laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 graphics – report from the premiere event in Warsaw

At this year's CES in Las Vegas, NVIDIA presented the new generation of GeForce RTX 4000 mobile graphics...

Must read

கிங் ஆஃப் கோதா – துல்கரின் அடுத்த படம் 2023 ஓணம் பண்டிகைக்கு வெளியாக உள்ளது

துல்கர் சல்மான் ஒரு மெகா பிக்ஜியுடன் திரையரங்குகளுக்குச் செல்கிறார், இது...