Gunnir launches the mobile MXM version of the Intel Arc
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Gunnir launches the mobile MXM version of the Intel Arc A380 desktop graphics card

The MXM form factor for mobile graphics cards is not very popular today. As laptops get thinner and lighter with each generation, it’s easier and cheaper for laptop manufacturers to place discrete GPUs directly on the motherboard rather than using them as a separate component. Despite this, the Chinese company Gunnir decided to release the MXM version of the Intel Arc A380 graphics card.

    Image source: Gunnir

Image source: Gunnir

Gunnir is one of Intel’s key graphics partners in Asia, supplying desktop and mobile versions of its Arc Alchemist line of accelerators. The Arc-A380 card as an MXM 3.1 Type A module supports PCIe 4.0 but only uses four lanes. The novelty is based on a full-size ACM-G11 graphics processor with eight Xe cores operating at a frequency of 2000 MHz, as well as 6 GB of GDDR6 memory with support for a 96-bit memory bus.

It is worth noting that there is no mobile Arc A380M in Intel’s range. The company only introduced the Arc A370M and Arc A350M models. Both received 4GB of GDDR6 memory with support for a 64-bit memory bus. The new MXM 3.1 Arc A380 released by Gunnir adopts the desktop version of ACM-G11 GPU, which makes it even more unique.

The power consumption indicator for the MXM version of the Arc A380 is dynamic – from 50 to 75 watts. Keep in mind that the desktop version of the Arc A380 has a specified power consumption of 75 watts. For the Arc A380, the MX module also claims support for three HDMI ports and one DisplayPort.

It’s important to note that Intel desktop graphics cards are very picky when it comes to specs. To work, they require the use of processors no older than the 10th Gen Intel Core, as well as the availability of support for ResizableBAR technology. However, Gunnir did not specify the compatibility of its Arc A380 MXM module with existing laptops and small desktops that often use mobile platforms.

The Gunnir Arc A380 MXM card is already for sale. The original price was 2199 yuan (about $324), but now the card is offered at a discount for 1899 yuan (about $280).

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