The first custom graphics card to leverage Intel’s new Arc A380 GPU has gone on sale in China, revealing a price point of 3,999 RMB from at least one major local retailer. This equates to nearly $600 in U.S. dollars for GUNNIR’s Intel Arc A380 Photon, an amount that substantially exceeds the 1,030 RMB MSRP that Intel had reportedly attached to its new Arc Alchemist GPU for the Chinese market. As revealed earlier last week, GUNNIR’s custom Arc graphics card features eight Xe cores, eight ray tracing units, 6 GB of GDDR6 memory (15.5 Gbps), 4 MB of L2 cache, and a 2,450 MHz boost clock. MyDrivers has shared numerous shots of the Intel Arc A380 Photon that provide a better look at what its shroud and PCB look like in person.
Interestingly, the card does utilize the ‘K4ZAF325BM-HC16’ memory dies which operate at 16 Gbps but Intel seems to have lowered the memory specs, probably to conserve power which makes no sense for a desktop variant. The custom variant already features a higher TBP of 92W and has an 8-pin connector so it shouldn’t have any problem running the memory at 16 Gbps speeds. But it is likely that even board partners traded memory clocks in favor of GPU clocks.
Source: MyDrivers (via Wccftech)