ASRock publishes its full review of the ARC A380 graphics card

ASRock recently announced its first Intel GPU. Until now, the company has been AMD’s exclusive partner, but after years of being active in the GPU business making Radeon cards, it has decided to enter new areas. The card is called the Challenger ITX and features Intel’s ARC A380 GPU.

ASRock recently made some revelations about their new map. It will be factory overclocked and will ship with a GPU clock of 2250MHz, but we’re pleasantly surprised to hear that these clock speeds increase even more in real-world testing. In the stress test Furmark, clock speeds reached 2300 MHz and a whopping 2450 MHz in games.

This is almost the same frequency as the GUNNIR Photon OC model. Both cards come with an 8-pin power connector, but we have yet to discover the TDP for ASRock’s SKU. Under full load, the fan speed can reach up to 1683 RPM while the temperature goes up to 85 degrees Celsius. In the Furmark test, the power of the board is 54.9 W, which is less than the reference TDP of 75 W of the Arc A380.

The demo of the map has been seen in some synthetic tests and some numbers are also shared by ASRock. It turns out that the core is invalid because it ended prematurely. However, the 3DMark software does not show the Intel Advanced Performance Optimizations as enabled.

ASRock has also shared their card gaming performance on a few game titles, including the most popular AAA titles, as well as a few modern games that use the DirectX12 API already optimized for the Arc architecture.

Here is a list of tested games and the results…

– League of Legends (high quality): 166.9 FPS
– CS:GO (high quality): 160.1 FPS
– DOTA2 (high quality): 146.2 FPS
– APEX Legends (medium quality): 91.5 FPS
– PUBG (Low Quality: 83.1 FPS
– Eternal Disaster (Medium Quality): 62.3 FPS
– The Division 2 (High Quality): 53 FPS
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider (high quality): 56 FPS
– Cyberpunk 2077 (Medium Quality): 47.51 FPS
– Gears of War 5 (high quality): 63.1 FPS
– Watch Dogs: Legion (High Quality): 49 FPS

Via ASRock

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