Thursday, April 14th 2022

Intel Arc A350M GPU Gets Performance Boost with Dynamic Tuning Technology Disabled

Last month, Intel released its Arc Alchemist lineup for mobile/laptop configurations. As expected, being the first discrete GPU that the company made, there are some hiccups here and there that happen along the way. Today, we have an interesting case of Intel Arc A350M getting a heavy performance boost with Dynamic Tuning Technology (DTT) disabled. The DTT is Intel's solution to automatically and dynamically allocate power between an Intel processor and an Intel Discrete Graphics Card to optimize performance and improve battery life. This is essentially a competing tech for AMD SmartShift and NVIDIA Dynamic Boost implementations. Thanks to a South Korean YouTuber, BullsLab, we have information that disabling DTT in drivers helps Arc 350M GPU reach higher performance targets.

He found when disabling DTT in drivers that the gaming performance improved significantly and that the Arc 350M was outputting 30-80 more frames per second. This is no slight improvement and shows that the drivers are still not yet mature. Creating a discrete graphics card is not an easy task, as noted here; however, we hope to see Intel put out more fixes in the coming weeks and hopefully end this strange behavior.
Below, you can see the YouTube video with benchmarks.

Source: via VideoCardz
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16 Comments on Intel Arc A350M GPU Gets Performance Boost with Dynamic Tuning Technology Disabled

#1
Tsukiyomi91
all these "dynamic" power saving features are pointless when it comes to gaming.
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#2
shagath
Tsukiyomi91all these "dynamic" power saving features are pointless when it comes to gaming.
Been using 3060 Ti already for about 1½ years but I did like back with Vega 56 having that Chill feature as it only were on when you weren't moving mouse. So whenever I am playing I get max performance but if I have a short break or go afk it activates..
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#3
usiname
The description of the video - 02:47 PUBG (3 Ultra)
If this is 1080p ultra PUBG then I am Batman
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#4
R-T-B
usinamethen I am Batman
Arrest the batman!
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#5
Chrispy_
At a guess, disabling it effectively runs the GPU at full TDP.

Great for performance, terrible for heat, noise, and battery life - which (with a shared cooler) could also limit the CPU performance.
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#6
DeathtoGnomes
Tsukiyomi91all these "dynamic" power saving features are pointless when it comes to gaming.
got any proof?
usinameThe description of the video - 02:47 PUBG (3 Ultra)
If this is 1080p ultra PUBG then I am Batman
My guess is you dont play PUGB. Even on high its not that great to look at.
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#7
usiname
DeathtoGnomesgot any proof?


My guess is you dont play PUGB. Even on high its not that great to look at.
I played ago, and there is gameplay in youtube. For sure the trees are not one big mesh without leaves and the textures are not that bloory
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#8
ZoneDymo
Chrispy_At a guess, disabling it effectively runs the GPU at full TDP.

Great for performance, terrible for heat, noise, and battery life - which (with a shared cooler) could also limit the CPU performance.
I dont think so, this is probably how it should and would preform if the drivers/software was working properly, but it isnt so its limiting it when it shouldnt
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#9
Steevo
Looking at the video it shows mostly the CPU getting a boost of voltage unless I’m reading it wrong.
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#10
Vya Domus
It's funny, even their algorithms point to the fact that their CPUs are using too much power.
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#11
Vayra86
And still performance gaps between avg and min FPS of a factor 3 or worse. Pfewww
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#12
FeelinFroggy
Tsukiyomi91all these "dynamic" power saving features are pointless when it comes to gaming.
The power saving features is because it's in a laptop. Battery life is something that is important to most people purchasing a laptop.

With that being said, I dont game on battery power either.
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#13
Vayra86
FeelinFroggyThe power saving features is because it's in a laptop. Battery life is something that is important to most people purchasing a laptop.

With that being said, I dont game on battery power either.
Or to keep within a specified TDP range as you are always limited to your power brick and cooling and a CPU loves guzzling power too lately. And if thats the case, we may never see the performance DTT off has on offer. The GPU at a constant 2200mhz in a laptop chassis?! GL with that.

Its well possible much of this performance will only be spotted on discrete desktop versions.

Lets be real here. Almost every laptop you can buy except top-end gaming beasts in a chunky box throttle like a mofo. If the DTT feature is this bad, those lappys will suck royally. Its not even about averages in FPS.. but those dips man. Wow. It speaks to us saying 'consistency at any perf level is poo'.
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#14
0x4452
FeelinFroggyThe power saving features is because it's in a laptop. Battery life is something that is important to most people purchasing a laptop.

With that being said, I dont game on battery power either.
Tsukiyomi91all these "dynamic" power saving features are pointless when it comes to gaming.
NVIDIA made a tech talk about this, it improves performance when plugged in too. It's about sharing the limited AC power brick power between CPU and GPU.

See 3:53 here.
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#15
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Vayra86Or to keep within a specified TDP range as you are always limited to your power brick and cooling and a CPU loves guzzling power too lately. And if thats the case, we may never see the performance DTT off has on offer. The GPU at a constant 2200mhz in a laptop chassis?! GL with that.

Its well possible much of this performance will only be spotted on discrete desktop versions.

Lets be real here. Almost every laptop you can buy except top-end gaming beasts in a chunky box throttle like a mofo. If the DTT feature is this bad, those lappys will suck royally. Its not even about averages in FPS.. but those dips man. Wow. It speaks to us saying 'consistency at any perf level is poo'.
Yup the Inspiron 9100/XPS Gen 1 was as thick as some text books, cou never froze unless if overclocked (Prescott or Gallatin). GPU ran 100-108 MHz over stock

And Sagem/Sager or Eurocom make desktop replacement laptops which happen to have enough cooling.
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#16
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
Tsukiyomi91all these "dynamic" power saving features are pointless when it comes to gaming.
Neccesary in laptops, or they simply would use too much power.

They slap a 65W CPU with a 65W GPU and then use a 90W brick with 75W cooling capacity and call it a premium product.
usinameThe description of the video - 02:47 PUBG (3 Ultra)
If this is 1080p ultra PUBG then I am Batman
As someone who played a lot of PUBG, that looks like the mobile version aka PUBG Lite
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