The Intel Arc A380 just got updated specs, officially changed by Intel just a few days after its release. The card comes with 15.5 Gbps of memory as opposed to the 16 Gbps unveiled a few days ago. This number suggests that bandwidth has dropped from 192 GB per second to 186 GB per second. Apart from this, no changes in other specifications are reported.
We reported a few days ago that the only custom model based on the Intel Arc A380 would have a memory of 15.5 Gbps, meaning it was even slower than the official reference specs. From what we see now, we can safely say that this model did have the reference specs, but those listed by Intel on their website were incorrect.
Another thing that needed clarification was the compatibility of the HDMI 2.1 for the Arc A380 graphics card and that too has now been clarified by Intel itself. So the card supports HDMI 2.1 on this SKU. However, this is entirely up to the governance partners, as they have the power to decide whether they want to engage support for this or not. This explains why the GUNNIR Photon Arc A380 graphics cards are only compatible with the HDMI 2.1.
Intel’s Arc A380 is the first desktop GPU based on the Xe-HPG architecture. So far, this graphics card is only available in China and we don’t have any information about when it will be launched in the other markets yet. This is only an entry-level model, so it’s clear why its performance can be compared to the Radeon RX 6400, AMD’s slowest graphics card. There is no official price announcement for the US market, but after conversion it will cost about $150.