Intel’s Arc A380 GPU is now officially available for pre-order in the US. To be clear, the card currently on sale is not the GUNNIR Photon graphics card that was released earlier in July as part of the desktop GPU debut. The card we are talking about is the ASRock Challenger ITX. It is available for pre-order on Newegg, priced at $139.99.
This model from ASRock is a custom design that comes with a single fan and has a moderate overlock speed at 2250MHz. According to the official specs, this is the first A380 model to ship with a standard TDP of 75W, but it comes with only one 8-pin connector. The HDMI port is only a 2.0b, which is quite interesting because there are a total of four display connections and three of them support DisplayPort 2.0 specifications.
The A380 comes with the full ACM-G11 GPU with 8 Xe-Cores and a 6 GB memory configuration spread over a 96-bit interface. Some other A380 reviews suggest that this card is the entry-level and will compete with NVIDIA and AMD’s slowest models, such as the GTX 165 or the Radeon RX 6500.
The listing suggests the cards will be available by August 22.