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Benchmark results for the Intel ARC A380-based ASRock Challenger ITX graphics card were released showing 1080p gaming and 3DMark scores. The new graphics card uses the Alchemist ACM-G11 with 8 Xe-Cores/1024 ALU. Dimensions for the Challenger ITX are 190mm (L) x 124mm (W) and 39mm (H). Manufacturer specifications say that a 500W PSU is required.

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Specifications

  • Model: ASRock Intel Arc A380 Challenger ITX 6GB OC
  • Cooling: 1x striped axial fan supporting semi-fanless function
  • Power: 1x 8-pin connector with 50A Dr.MOS and 100A advanced power choke coils on the PCB
  • GPU Frequency: 2250 MHz
  • Memory: 6 GB DDR6 @ 15.5 Gbps
  • Memory Bus: 96 bit
  • Display Connectivity: 1x HDMI 2.0b, 3x DP 2.0 with support upto 8K resolutions
  • PCIe Type: PCIe 4.0

3dMark Scores

The Challenger ITX scored 574 points lower in the Time Spy test than the GUNNIR Arc A380 Photon 6G OC which uses the same GPU. ASRock also released the specs of the GPU used for testing showing it clocked at 2450 MHz, or 200 MHz, higher than reference specs, and had a 92 W TDP. Both cards used the same Intel drivers but it is believed there could be some unknown factors affecting the performance of the Challenger ITX. Testing in Puget Systems Photo-Shop benchmark showed it outperforming the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 by 23%.

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Gaming benchmarks showed an average minimum of 45 FPS with a high of 166.9 FPS in 1080p. These scores were also lower than the GUNNIR but still within the range that many would consider acceptable for a smooth gaming performance.

Overall the ASRock Intel Arc A380 Challenger ITX 6GB OC is an entry-level card aimed at 1080p gaming and productivity and appears to achieve its goals as such. However, it has been reported that it is being marketed at the same price point as the GUNNIR model for 1299 RMB (~$192) which makes the GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Photon the more attractive option with its improved performance.

Sources: Weibo + SMDZ (via WccfTech)

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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