ASRock has expanded its range of graphics cards with a low-profile version of the entry-level graphics accelerator Intel Arc A380.
Although ASRock has been making graphics cards since the days of AMD’s Radeon 500 series accelerators, the company has never used a low-profile design in its solutions. Since Intel’s entry-level Arc A380 doesn’t require any additional power connectors as its power consumption is only 75W, the manufacturer thought this was a great opportunity to launch its first low-profile model. The length of the novelty is 169 mm, and the height is only 69 mm.
Unlike the previously released compact version of the Arc A380 Challenger ITX, the new Arc A380 Low Profile is not factory overclocked. A frequency of 2.0 GHz is specified for its GPU. Like any other version of the A380, the novelty received 6GB of GDDR6 memory with support for a 96-bit bus. The memory runs at 15.5 Gbit/s per pin and offers a bandwidth of up to 186 GB/s.
It is important to note that the Arc A380 should under no circumstances be considered a gaming graphics card. It can act as an additional graphics solution with support for AV1 encoding, and its compact form factor is said to make it attractive over larger competitors.
It should be added that ASRock Arc A380 Low Profile is not the first low-profile version of this graphics card model. MSI released a similar solution a few months ago, which, by the way, like the ASRock version, is equipped with a cooling system with two compact fans. Both cards only have two common video outputs. They each received an HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 2.0.