The Chinese company Gunnir became the first partner of Intel, Submit own non-reference version of the entry-level gaming graphics accelerator Intel Arc A380. The novelty is called Gunnir Arc A380 Photon OC. Information about it was shared by the Expreview portal.
Unlike the Arc A380 reference version, which features a single-fan cooling system, the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon OC version received a more efficient dual-fan cooler. The card occupies two expansion slots in the PC system unit.
Despite the low power consumption of only 92W (75W for the standard), the new non-reference version is equipped with an 8-pin connector for additional power supply. This gives a large performance headroom that is unlikely to be fully utilized.
The Gunnir Arc A380 Photon OC is based on the ACM-G11 GPU. The card received three GDDR6 memory chips, each with 2 GB. Thus, the total storage capacity is 6 GB. It is curious that the data transfer rate of the novelty is specified at the level of 15.5 Gb / s per contact, which is below the reference value, which is 16 Gb / s. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not provide any more detailed information.
As the name suggests, the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon OC comes with an optional factory overclock. Recall that the reference base frequency Arc A380 is given at 2000 MHz. The Gunnir Photon OC version has a maximum GPU frequency of 2450MHz. Unfortunately, Intel itself has not yet explained how the base and maximum frequencies of the GPU are related. But in any case, the Gunnir card has higher graphics chip operating frequencies compared to the reference.
The Arc A380 Photon 6G OC accelerator received four external video ports: three DisplayPort and one HDMI 2.0. In comparison, the Radeon RX 6400, which faces Intel’s solution, comes with a DisplayPort 1.4a and an HDMI 2.1.
The Chinese manufacturer also hinted that it will release the flagship Intel Arc series accelerator. However, the company hasn’t specified which specific model it is – Arc A770 or Arc A780. Based on the published image, the older card in a non-reference version will receive a cooling system with two slots and three fans.
Keep in mind that for the first time, Intel Arc desktop graphics cards will only be available in China.