MSI has recently listed its new desktop gaming desktop system which will be based on Intel’s Alder Lake platform and will come equipped with the Arc A380 graphics.
JD platform, which is a large Chinese retailer, has recently shown this listing. Some time ago, Intel had also confirmed that Intel Arc is all set to exclusively launch in China with the help of local OEM partners. This listing on the JD platform appears to be the very first listing with the Intel Arc desktop GPU.
It might appear quite strange that the gaming system has been put up for pre-order but there appears to be no mention of pricing or shipping. But this is because as of now, no information is publicly available on that. The company has however confirmed the specs of each of the PC configurations. This marks the first time that the memory configuration of the Arc A380 graphics card has been confirmed.
Moving on to the specs, MSI has confirmed that the graphics card features a GRR6 memory of 6 GB. This confirms that, those desktop models which will be based on the Alchemist GPU will be able to utilize the 96-bit memory bus. This is worth mentioning here since this isn’t the case with the mobile variants for which the memory has been limited to 4 GB spread across a 64-bit bus. The Arc A380 will be based on the full ACM-G11 GPU featuring 8 Xe-Cores.
MSI hasn’t been clear on the manufacturer of the graphics card but if we are to rely on the past rumors then we are most likely looking at a card which MSI has itself designed. This particular model states ‘OC’ which means that it comes factory overclocked out of the box.
The desktop PC has different variants, all with different configurations. These variants range from the Core i3-12100F CPU to i7-12700KF. They will all come with the Arc A380 6GB graphics card.
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