What factual came about? Intel has introduced availability of its Arc A-sequence 3 desktop graphics cards in China, certainly one of the first being a custom model of the Arc A380 from Chinese producer Gunnir. The entry-level product is priced at 1030 yuan (around $153), and Intel says it’s as much as 25% sooner than AMD’s bottom-of-the-stack Radeon RX 6400.

Gunnir’s dual-fan Arc A380 Photon 6GB OC packs Intel’s ACM-G11 GPU made on TSMC’s 6nm job node. As the name suggests, it packs three 15.5 Gbps 2GB GDDR6 memory modules and a 2,000 MHz incorrect clock with a 2,450 MHz overclocked increase. While the memory is slower than the 16 Gbps reference specs, this OC model will likely contain a larger increase clock than the ordinary A380.

Other stats include eight Xe cores, each with as much as 128 ALUs for a entire of 1,024 ALUs, eight ray tracing devices, and 4MB of L2 cache. The Arc A380 Photon furthermore packs three DisplayPort outputs and one HDMI 2.0 port, and the 92W TBP (entire board energy) rating come it perfect requires a single 8-pin PCIe energy connector.

Intel is positioning the Arc A380 as a worth-efficient card that’s still in a position to passing 60 fps with medium settings in less demanding games love Apex Legends and Dota 2. It furthermore notes that its Xe Media Engine permits hardware AV1 encoding acceleration whereas supporting HEVC, H.264 encode/decode, and 8K resolution media processing. That should always build it a extra enticing probability than the $160 Radeon RX 6400, which has a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, no hardware encoding, and no AV1 decode.

Intel says other Arc A380 cards will come from Acer, ASUS, Gigabyte, HP, and MSI starting this month. The begin will begin in China and enlarge globally during the summer season, so inquire of to lag looking for the cards land in the US ahead of AMD’s Radeon RX 7000 and Nvidia’s RTX 4000 lines win here.