News Early Intel Arc Alchemist 512 EU Mobile GPU Falls to GTX 1650 Max-Q in Geekbench 5

I'll give Intel the benefit of the doubt here and assume it's a driver optimization issue. It will be interesting to see how GPU utilization looks like when performing the different set of tests/benchmarks for it when it launches in order to also have a look at the driver stack itself.

That being said, and from what it is being reported and leaked around, seems like Intel is trying to commit to gaming first and everything to just "work" on release, which is not necessarily bad. Or so it is my impression.