The Intel Arc A380 has just got updated specs, officially changed by Intel merely a few days after the release. The card comes with 15.5 Gbps memory as opposed to the 16 Gbps which was revealed a couple of days ago. This number suggests that the bandwidth has gone down to 186 GB per second from 192 GB per second. Apart from this, no changes to other specs are reported.
We reported a couple of days ago that the only custom model based on the Intel Arc A380 was to feature a 15.5 Gbps memory, meaning that it was slower even than the official reference specs. From what we see now, we can safely say that this model did however have the reference specs but the ones listed by Intel on their website were incorrect.
Another thing that needed clarity was the compatibility of the HDMI 2.1 for the Arc A380 graphics card and that too has been clarified now by Intel itself. So the card offers support for HDMI 2.1 on this SKU. However, this is entirely up to the board partners as they have the power to decide whether they want to enable support for this or not. This explains why the GUNNIR Photon Arc A380 graphics cards are only compatible with the HDMI 2.1.
Intel’s Arc A380 is the first desktop GPU which is based on the Xe-HPG architecture. Up until now, this graphics card is only available in China and we still have no information available on when it will be introduced in the other markets. This is only an entry level model and hence it is understood why its performance can be compared to the Radeon RX 6400 which is AMD’s slowest graphics card. There is no official pricing announcement for the US market but after conversion, it will cost around $150.