Arc A770 Beats RTX 4090 In Early 8K AV1 Decoding Benchmarks

by Laiba Nasir

Arc A770 Beats RTX 4090 In Early 8K AV1 Decoding Benchmarks

The Ultimate Guide To Arc A770 Beats RTX 4090 In Early 8K AV1 Decoding Benchmarks

You must have heard about CapFrameX, a famous tool for doing analysis. Its developer has recently published a comparison between various graphics cards. Throughout the comparison between Intel Arc A770 with Alchemist, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT with RDNA 2, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 with Ampere, and RTX 4090 with Ada Lovelace graphics architecture, the AV1 8k video encoding is being used as an assessing point. 

The top graphics cards, such as Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090 or RTX 4090, provide outstanding performance in demanding games at high resolutions, in contrast to Intel’s Arc A770, which serves casual gamers. But for high-resolution video playing, everything depends on video decoding hardware, which is carried out by a specialized hardware component whose performance is independent of the GPU’s overall capabilities.

The creator of the CapFrameX analysis tool has put Intel’s top GPU up against AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT, Nvidia’s RTX 3090, and RTX 4090 gaming models in order to test the A770’s ability to decode AV1 films at 4K and 8K resolutions. By executing 4K and 8K decoding on the “Japan in 8K 60 FPS” YouTube video, the average, 1%, and 0.2% fps counts offered by CapFrameX were discovered.

Intel’s Arc A770 produces smoother playback in 8K with an average frame rate of 60 FPS and a 0.2% failure rate of 44 FPS. It was hard to watch because Nvidia’s GPUs often hit 16.7 FPS and ranged from 56.8 to 57.6 FPS. We can only assume whether Nvidia’s current driver and Google Chrome can use Nvidia’s most recent NVDEC hardware, given how similar the findings of Nvidia’s AD102 and GA102 are. In addition, whether Nvidia upgraded their hardware when compared to GA102.

Due to stuttering and low frame rates caused by AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT, the 8K video was ‘unwatchable’. Generally speaking, Intel provides the best video playback capability, even at 8K. On the other hand, Nvidia’s software might need to catch up to Intel’s in terms of high-resolution AV1 video playback. Although AMD’s Navi 21 nominally supports AV1 decoding, it does not appear to have an 8K resolution. It is difficult to crack, at least with the software available today.

Intel’s work on video encoding is good news for content producers, according to the analysis.

It appears that the major companies in the GPU industry are settling into their own distinct niches as the dust settles following a rush of new releases. For instance, AMD is investing heavily in the gaming market and supporting this with great 3D V-cache CPU technology and affordable processors like the Ryzen 7 7700X. While this is going on, Nvidia is focusing more on its deep learning technologies and marketing itself as the GPU of choice for those who require an excessive amount of raw graphic capability.

It can be regular gamers who want to play at 8K resolution, or it might be experts who require top-tier equipment to perform 3D rendering or scientific analytical applications. Although Intel came very late, it appears that Team Blue has its sights set on the market for low-cost GPUs. For streamers and content producers who don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on Nvidia’s top-tier GPUs, the Arc A7 series is a terrific option thanks to competitive pricing, even on its top cards, strong gaming performance, and superb video encoding technology.

Intel has a real possibility to slip into the budget market and make life difficult for its rivals since there are now no less expensive RTX 4000 cards in sight, and AMD’s next-generation RDNA 3 GPUs are still not available. But this competition is excellent for the consumer, and hopefully, Nvidia will reconsider its crazy pricing. AMD and Nvidia lose, and we win. Therefore, you must consider all these factors and discoveries before deciding which card to choose in the current tech market situation. 

Laiba Nasir

Laiba Nasir is an experienced technical content writer at GamingDairy and PCIdeaz. She is quite attached to technology, experimenting, and trying new inventions. In addition, she has been writing all types of new, guides, tutorials, and tips for gamers, tech enthusiasts, and computer users to let them know more about tech evolution.