The first laptops with Intel Arc 3 discrete graphics began shipping earlier this year, although notebooks with Intel’s entry-level GPU still aren’t exactly common.

Even less common? Notebooks with Intel’s higher-performance Arc 5 and Arc 7 discrete GPUs. The chip maker said we’d have to wait until this summer for those models to arrive. But customers in China can now pre-order one of the first notebooks sporting an Intel Arc 7 GPU.

The Machenike Discovery Edition 2022 is a notebook with a 16 inch, 2.5K WQHD display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 165 Hz refresh rate. Under the hood it has a 45-watt Intel Core i7-12700H 14-core, 20-thread processor and Intel’s Arc A730M GPU, which features:

  • 1.1 GHz GPU clock frequency
  • 24 Xe cores
  • 24 ray tracing units
  • 384 execution units
  • 3072 FP32 cores
  • 12GB GDDR6 memory
  • 192-bit memory bus
  • 80-120W TGP

While Arc A730M is only the second most powerful mobile GPU Intel plans to launch this year (the Arc A770M has more cores, more memory, a higher clock speed, and higher power consumption), the A730M GPU should be a big step up from the Arc 3 A350M and Arc 3 A370M GPus that are currently available.

Just don’t expect notebooks with Intel Arc 7 graphics to come cheap: a Machenike laptop Intel Arc A730M is going for around $1275 in China. While that’s not an unreasonable price for a gaming laptop with a decent discrete GPU, it’s not exactly pocket change either. And it’s likely that laptops with similar specs will cost a bit more when they reach North America and Europe in the coming months.

Arc 3 A350MArc 3 A370MArc 5 A550MArc 7 A730MArc 7 A770M
GPUDG2-128 (ACM-G11)DG2-128 (ACM-G11)DG2-512 (ACM-G10)DG2-512 (ACM-G10)DG2-512 (ACM-G10)
Xe Cores68162432
Ray Tracing Units68162432
Execution Units96128256384512
FP32 Cores7681024204830724096
GPU Clock1150 MHz1550 MHz900 MHz1100 MHz1650 MHz
Memory Bus64-bit64-bit128-bit192-bit256-bit
AvailabilityNowNowEarly Summer 2022Early Summer 2022Early Summer 2022

via Tom’s Hardware and VideoCardz

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