ASRock has recently announced its first Intel GPU. Up until now, the company was AMD’s exclusive partner but after years of being in the GPU business making Radeon cards, it has decided to venture into new realms. The card is called the Challenger ITX and features Intel’s ARC A380 GPU.
ASRock has recently made some revelations about their new card. It will be factory overclocked and will come with a GPU clock of 2250 MHz, however, we are pleasantly surprised to learn that these clock speeds increase even more in real world tests. In the stress test Furmark, the clock speeds reached 2300 MHz and a whopping 2450 MHz in games.
This is almost the same frequency which comes with the GUNNIR Photon OC model. Both cards come with an 8-pin power connector, however, we are still to find out the TDP for ASRock’s SKU. While under full load, the fan speed can go up to 1683 RPM while the temperature goes to an 85 degrees Celsius. In the Furmark test, the board power is 54.9W which is less than the reference TDP of 75W of the Arc A380.
The card’s demo has been seen in a couple of synthetic tests and some figures are also being shared by ASRock. It turns out that the core is invalid because it ended prematurely. The 3DMark software, however, is not showing the Intel Advanced Performance Optimizations as enabled.
ASRock has also shared the gaming performance of their card on a few gaming titles which include the most popular AAA titles as well as a few modern games which make use of the DirectX12 API which are already optimized for the Arc architecture.
Here are a list of games tested and the results…
– League of Legends (high quality): 166.9 FPS
– CS:GO (high quality): 160.1 FPS
– DOTA2 (high quality): 146.2 FPS
– APEX Legends (Medium Quality): 91.5 FPS
– PUBG (Low Quality: 83.1 FPS
– Eternal Calamity (Medium Quality): 62.3 FPS
– The Division 2 (High Quality): 53 FPS
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider (High Quality): 56 FPS
– Cyberpunk 2077 (Medium Quality): 47.51 FPS
– Gears of War 5 (High Quality): 63.1 FPS
– Watch Dogs: Legion (High Quality): 49 FPS