Dell recently overhauled its Precision and Latitude laptop lines with the latest Intel processors, but now it looks like the Austin-based PC maker will be the first hardware vendor to ship a mobile workstation with one of the new ones. Chipmaker Arch Alchemist GPU.
When the company first unveiled the Precision 5470, customers had the option of configuring the device with an integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics card or an Nvidia RTX A1000 GPU. However, according to a listing on Dell’s Indian website, customers will now also be able to equip the Precision 5470 with Intel’s new Arc Alchemist A370M Pro mobile GPU.
The Dell Precision 5470 is an entry-level workstation designed to deliver stability, longevity, and excellent aftermarket support for business users who need powerful computing performance in a smaller package. In fact, the Precision 5470 is not only the most powerful mobile workstation in the world, but also the smallest and thinnest in the world.
With all that power under the hood, Dell engineers had to develop a new thermal management system that fits within system boundaries without sacrificing memory or Thunderbolt ports. To help cool the Precision 5470 even further, the PC maker has also added separate cooling systems for its CPU and GPU based on a render from its site.
Intel Arc Alchemist A370M Pro
At this time, the specs for Intel’s new Arc Alchemist A370M Pro GPU aren’t entirely clear. However, based on its model number, the company’s first mobile GPU will come with 128 execution units, which equates to 1,024 stream processors, just like its consumer-targeted Arc Alchemist A370M GPU.
Professional and consumer-grade GPUs are a bit different despite using the same silicon. This is because professional-grade GPUs often leverage additional GPU resources that are not used by games, as they are usually disabled on consumer GPUs. Another big difference is the fact that pro-grade GPUs are designed for maximum stability and longevity, which is why many of them are clocked lower than their consumer counterparts.
The main difference is that professional GPUs are designed specifically for professional programs and carry developer certifications regarding their performance when using these types of applications.
Although Intel and Dell have yet to release more details on the Arch Alchemist A370M Pro GPU, the PC maker is testing its workstations to ensure that frequently used high-performance applications can run smoothly all day long. .
While users in the US can only choose between integrated Intel graphics or a discrete GPU from Nvidia, customers in India can now configure and order the Precision 5470 with Intel’s first discrete GPU for mobile. We will have to wait and see whether or not this option is extended to potential customers in other countries.
Via Tom’s Hardware