Intel Arc A380 fails miserably in the first test
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Intel Arc A380 fails miserably in the first test – up to 26% slower than Radeon RX 6400

Intel has lifted its ban on posting reviews of its Arc A380 desktop graphics card. And in the very first independent test, the new product lost miserably even to the entry-level AMD Radeon RX 6400.

    Image Credit: Bilibili / Shenmedounengce

Image Credit: Bilibili / Shenmedounengce

Non-reference graphics card Gunnir Arc A380 Photon was tested by a Chinese observer Shenmedounengce, who tested the novelty in synthetic 3DMark tests, as well as in a number of games. And if in the first case the novelty showed itself well, then in games the situation turned out to be much worse.

The card was tested in a system with a Core i5-12400 processor, an Intel B660 chipset motherboard and DDR4 RAM. For comparison with the Intel Arc A380, the tester drew the GeForce RTX 3050, GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards and the Radeon RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 graphics cards. All of these models belong to the younger segment of gaming graphics cards.

The Intel Arc A380 is based on the ACM-G11 graphics processor, which includes eight Xe cores operating at a frequency of 2.45 GHz. The accelerator received 6 GB of GDDR6 memory with support for a 92-bit bus and a speed of 15.5 Gb / s per contact.

The Intel card performs well in the 3DMark benchmarks. In the Timespy test, the new Intel easily outperformed the GeForce GTX 1650, Radeon RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT graphics cards and was not too far behind the GeForce RTX 3050.

In the 3DMark Port Royal test, which evaluates accelerators in ray tracing, the Intel Arc A380 was almost twice as fast as the Radeon RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT, but still more than 3.5 times slower than the GeForce RTX 3050 .

League of Legends, PUBG, GTA V, Shadow of Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2 were used for playtesting, all running at 1080p. Unfortunately, the Arc A380 couldn’t catch even the most recent Radeon RX 6400 model in any of them, at best the gap was about 7%, and in some games the Intel accelerator lost 26% in performance.

Recall that the launch of Intel Arc A380 took place only in China. The novelty has not yet appeared in official sales. The suggested suggested cost is around $150.

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