In January, Gunnir, currently Intel’s largest Arc Series discrete graphics partner, released the MXM version of the Intel Arc A380 graphics accelerator, designed for use in compact PCs and laptops with an advisory slot. Recent similar MXM versions of Intel Arc A370 and Arc A350 graphics cards introduced Adlink company.
As laptops get thinner and lighter with each new generation, it’s easier and cheaper for laptop manufacturers to place discrete GPUs directly on the motherboard rather than installing them as a separate component. Despite this, there are still some laptop models on the market that use MXM modules and support graphics upgrades. But mostly MXM graphics cards are now used in mini PCs.
As part of the MXM version of Adlink’s Intel Arc A370 graphics card, there are 8 Xe graphics cores with 128 execution units. The graphics accelerator is equipped with 4GB of GDDR6 memory and supports the PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. The specified power consumption of the graphics card is 50 watts. In other words, the characteristics of the novelty are similar to the usual mobile version of the Arc A370M.
The manufacturer also offers the Intel Arc A350 model as the same MXM module. This graphics card also has 4 GB of GDDR6 RAM with a bandwidth of 112 GB / s. The energy consumption of the younger model is around 35 watts. Both Adlink graphics cards support four DisplayPort 2.0 or HDMI 2.1 interfaces.