At AMD and Nvidia, everything is ready for the start of sales of the new generation of graphics cards, which will further improve the gaming experience. Fortunately for us, Intel was a bit rushed and introduced a standalone Arc A380 graphics card in China. This is a graphics card with a lower price range, which will especially delight fans of less demanding PC games.
The Intel Arc A380 standalone graphics card is equipped with an Intel ACM-G11 graphics core. It uses eight 2000MHz Xe cores to convert graphics content. 6GB of GDDR6 graphics memory at 16GB/s is available for data storage. The graphics core and memory are connected via a 64-bit data bus. Since the novelty consumes up to 75 watts of electrical energy, it does not need an external power source.
The Intel Arc A380 graphics card is designed to play computer games in 1080p resolution at an average frequency of more than 60 frames per second. This is also true for the most popular PC games. Among them, we can find games such as World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Apex Legends, Fortnite, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, NiZhan and Dota 2. This is not surprising, as The new version is fully compatible with the Microsoft DirectX 12 Ultimate library in Intel XMX.
The first measurements of the standalone Intel Arc A380 graphics card showed that it is at least a quarter more powerful than the Radeon RX 6400 graphics card. In addition, the novelty is not very expensive. For this, about 146 euros should be deducted for it in China. Intel Arc A380 graphics card retail prices in Europe will have to wait a little longer.