Intel Arc A380 GPU gets slower memory than Intel originally
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Intel Arc A380 GPU gets slower memory than Intel originally said

Intel has changed the list of specifications for the Arc A380 desktop graphics accelerator. Now the manufacturer indicates that the graphics card is equipped with GDDR6 memory with a speed of 15.5 Gb / s per pin, while before it was about 16 Gb / s. The bandwidth of the entire storage subsystem is not 192 GB/s, but 186 GB/s. The company has not made any other changes to the properties of the card.

    Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

As already mentioned, the first non-reference version of the Arc A380, presented by the Chinese company Gunnir, had a memory speed of 15.5 Gbps, which turned out to be lower than the reference characteristics initially announced by Intel for this model. As it turns out, the lower memory speed is actually a benchmark and the memory speed data listed on Intel’s website was wrong.

    Image Source: VideoCardz/Intel

Image Source: VideoCardz/Intel

Intel has also clarified the Arc A380 graphics card’s HDMI 2.1 support. The novelty can really work with it, but the question of its availability depends on the particular manufacturer of a particular version of the graphics card. That’s why the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon OC is equipped with a less advanced HDMI 2.0 connector.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

The Intel Arc A380 is the first Xe-HPG desktop graphics accelerator. The card is currently only available in China. When the novelty will appear in other markets – Intel does not specify. This is the latest model in the Arc Alchemist series and its performance is comparable to AMD’s slowest graphics card, the Radeon RX 6400. For the Chinese market, the Intel Arc A380 costs around $150. The accelerator has already appeared on some Chinese online trading platforms, but sellers have bumped the price up to $500.

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