Intel Arc A380 debuts in China, pending arrival in Europe

Intel Arc A380 debuts in China, pending arrival in Europe

Intel Arc A380 debuts in China

Intel has just officially launched the first Arc Alchemist GPU model in China. This is the Arc A380, a low-end video card based on the ACM-G11 graphics chip with Xe-HPG architecture, equipped with 8 Xe-Cores. The card has a base frequency of 2GHz, a TDP of 75W and 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM with speeds of 16Gbps. Being the desktop version, the GPU has a larger 96-bit memory bus than its laptop counterpart, for a total bandwidth of 192 GB / s.

The new A380 will be available through the products made from Intel's third-party partners, such as Gigabyte, Gunnir, HP, Acer, Asustek and MSI, of which a new laptop with Arc graphics has been spotted in Asia. Despite being a low-end model, according to the company, the Arc A380 is able to ensure 60FPS at 1080p in the most popular titles, with medium graphics settings.

Source: Videocardz
Through Intel Xe Display Engine , the GPU can handle up to 4 monitors with HDR and 4K resolution at 120Hz, two monitors in 8K at 60Hz and up to 360Hz at 1080p and 1440p. DeepLink technology also allows you to take advantage of the CPU, in order to further optimize performance and efficiency in workloads involving multimedia content.

Intel's Arc A380 in China has an official price of 1030 Yuan including taxes, about 146 €. Judging by this figure, it seems that the company finally wants to fill the void of the low-end, which has recently run out of models. According to the statements of the house, the card is 25% more performing than the Radeon RX 6400. In any case, all that remains is to wait for the release of the new Arc Alchemist also in our market, both to test the potential of the desktop models but also for find out the launch prices.

First Intel Arc GPU debuts in China with a cheap price tag

Intel Arc GPUs are slowly, but surely, making their way into the gaming PC scene, and the company just unveiled its A380 desktop entry in China. While its entry-level graphics card targets a 1080p 60fps experience, its affordable price tag could help the blue team claim some ground within the budget builds scene.

Highlighted by Videocardz, the A380 Intel Arc GPU packs 6GB GDDR6 VRAM and a 96-bit memory bus. It’s also got higher bandwidth speeds than its mobile counterpart at 192GB/s. Benchmarks provided by the company suggest it’s capable of running games at 1080p 60fps with medium settings enabled. In addition, Intel says the card supposedly outpaces AMD’s featherweight contender, as it’s supposedly 25% faster. than the Radeon RX 6400.

There are plenty of low-spec graphics cards already on the market, and Nvidia is scheduled to release its GeForce GTX 1630. Yet, the Intel Arc A380 card’s spec and the price could tempt budget build enthusiasts, as it comes in at 1,030 yuan (roughly $150 USD). Of course, that’s providing the desktop option actually makes its way overseas any time soon, as the company is still dragging its feet with its Arc gaming laptop graphics chips.

With the release of Nvidia RTX 4000 and AMD RDNA 3 GPUs on the horizon, it’s easy to forget about Intel’s foray into the best graphics card race. While it’s unclear whether the top-end “limited edition” A780 will be able to keep up with its next-gen opponents, perhaps the company’s fight will be won within the entry-level ring.

That’s not to say Intel has forgotten about its big guns, as the Chinese manufacturer Gunnir teased a flagship Arc GPU with three fans (via Videocardz). The board partner didn’t clarify whether it’d be an A770 or A780, but if you’re looking to boost fps and resolution on an Intel graphics card, it’s probably worth watching out for its arrival.