Intel’s Arc A380 has finally made its way to the US market. Two months after its official debut, the Arc A380, Intel’s entry-level GPU based on the tiny ACM-G11 Alchemist GPU, is now on sale on Newegg. This is the first time Intel’s desktop Arc GPUs are on sale in this region and officially on sale outside of China.
The ASRock Arc A380 Challenger ITX graphics card costs $139.99. So far, this is the only ASRock model based on the Intel GPU, but we’re hearing some rumors that other variants may be in the pipeline.
The ASRock Arc A380 Challenger ITX is not the first model on the market with the Intel GPU. In fact, it was GUNNIR Photon OC that was initially used for the Intel Arc desktop reviews. Until now, GUNNIR was the only card available from retailers and even system integrators in China. The reason why buying these cards did not become so popular was the fact that the import costs were very high. For the same price, you could get other cards that performed faster and better, such as Nvidia’s GTX 1650 or AMD’s RX 6400.
Intel’s Arc A380 features 8 Xe Cores and 6GB of GDDR6 memory. Compared to the flagship mobile GPU, this card comes with more memory spread over a wider bus interface.
The ASRock Challenger ITX is specifically designed for the ITX form factor. It comes with a single fan design. It is factory overclocked to 2250MHz and comes with a TDP of 75W. It can support up to four display connections.