Intel Arc A380 Desktop Graphics Card Launched in China For $153

Intel has officially launched their first discrete desktop graphics card based on the Xe-HPG architecture, the Arc A380 “Alchemist”. The card has launched in China for RMB ¥1,030, including VAT, which when converted is about USD $153. The Arc A380 makes use of the DG2-128 (ACM-G11) silicon which is built on the TSMC N6 (6nm) silicon fabrication process.

You’ll get 8 Xe Cores, or 128 EU (execution units), which makes 1024 unified shaders. There is a 96-bit wide GDDR6 memory interface with 6GB of memory, giving the card 192 GB/s of bandwidth. The base clock of the card is set at 2000 MHz and the TDP is 75W, so no PCI-Express power connectors on this one. You’ll still get full DirectX 12 Ultimate capability, including ray tracing, and the XeSS performance enhancement. There are also several content-creation accelerators, including Intel XMX, and AV1 hardware-encode capabilities.

Even though this is an entry-level card, Intel is marketing it as gaming capable as they have provided the above graph showing gaming benchmarks. Intel is claiming that 1080p gaming with medium settings is possible in popular titles. And for those wondering there are custom cards from Intel AIB partners.

Via VideoCardz

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