ASRock is no longer going to be an AMD-exclusive AIB partner as the company's upcoming Arc A380 Challenger graphics card has been pictured.
ASRock To Make Both Intel & AMD Graphics Cards, First Arc A380 Challenger Custom Design Pictured
The ASRock Arc A380 Challenger graphics card is a very entry-level variant compared to the GUNNIR Arc A380 Photon which features a dual-fan design. The Arc A380 Challenger comes equipped with a custom PCB design a dual-slot yet only single-fan cooler design. The graphics card's sides feature the "Intel Arc" branding and it has a singular 8-pin connector for power. It features a spiral aluminum heatsink which should be good enough to cool the card.
There are no specifications provided such as the clock speeds but the card is indeed real and shows up as the Intel Arc A380 under the Intel Control software.
Intel Arc A-Series Desktop Graphics Card Lineup 'Rumored':
|Graphics Card Variant||GPU Variant||GPU Die||Execution Units||Shading Units (Cores)||Memory Capacity||Memory Speed||Memory Bus||TGP||Price||Status|
|Arc A770||Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||512 EUs (TBD)||4096 (TBD)||16 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256-bit||225W||$349-$399 US||Officially Announced|
|Arc A770||Xe-HPG 512EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||512 EUs (TBD)||4096 (TBD)||8 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256-bit||225W||$349-$399 US||Confirmed Through Leak|
|Arc A750||Xe-HP3G 448EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||448 EUs (TBD)||3584 (TBD)||8 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||256-bit||225W||$299-$349 US||Officially Announced|
|Arc A580||Xe-HPG 256EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G10||256 EUs (TBD)||2048 (TBD)||8 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||128-bit||175W||$200-$299 US||Confirmed Through Leak|
|Arc A380||Xe-HPG 128EU (TBD)||Arc ACM-G11||128 EUs||1024||6 GB GDDR6||15.5 Gbps||96-bit||75W||$129-$139 US||Officially Launched|
|Arc A310||Xe-HPG 64 (TBD)||Arc ACM-G11||64 EUs (TBD)||512 (TBD)||4 GB GDDR6||16 Gbps||64-bit||75W||$59-$99 US||Confirmed Through Leak|
The Intel Arc A380 graphics card is an entry-level design featuring the full ACM-G11 GPU that utilizes the Alchemist Xe-HPG architecture. It houses the full GPU configuration, making use of 8 Xe-Cores or 1024 ALUs. The graphics card also features 6 GB of GDDR6 memory running at TBP rated at around 92W. The maximum frequency for the card is rated at 2450 MHz which shows that Intel is taking full advantage of TSMC's 6nm process node. The card features a VRAM clock of 15.5 Gbps for 186 GB/s bandwidth running across a 96-bit bus interface.
It is interesting that ASRock is now the only vendor at the moment that is making both Intel and AMD discrete graphics cards. It is likely that more of the prominent AIBs such as MSI, ASUS, and Gigabyte will be adding Arc graphics to their lineup soon as we get closer to the launch of the high-end Arc 7 series graphics cards which are expected to launch this Summer. We'll try to ask ASRock for more information regarding the Arc A380 Challenger graphics card but pricing-wise, it is going to launch close to the 1030 RMB figure than the premium 1299 RMB of the GUNNIR Photon model.