A Chinese graphics card manufacturer has dropped its price on the Intel Arc A380 by 40% to celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival holiday. The card was initially priced at 1299 yuan or $180 before this sale.
Consumers in China can get their hands on a brand new GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Index graphics card for just 859 yuan or $122. Additionally, a higher-end Photon variant is going for 949 RMB or $135.
The Intel Arc A380 is based on Alchemist Xe-HPG architecture. The graphics card also takes advantage of the full GPU die utilizing 8 Xe-Cores or 1024 ALUs. Furthermore, the card comes equipped with 6GB of memory and a max-rated board power of just 92W with a boost frequency of 2450 MHz.
Being a 92W card, the GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Index and Photon offer a dual slot design. The only difference between the two is their respective frequencies. The regular Index version runs at 2000 MHz, while the Photon offers a higher 2450 MHz frequency with RGB flair.
The Intel Arc A380 is a perfect card for high refresh rate e-sports gaming. It can also handle the latest AAA titles at 1080p. However, users will need to play at primarily low settings with upscaling turned on.
Intel has been continuously offering discounts on its Arc graphics card lineup. After the launch of new mid-range cards from AMD and Nvidia, it looks like Intel is trying to catch up.
Furthermore, the next generation of Intel graphics cards called Battlemage is also around the corner. As such, it would not be surprising if discounts like these are offered outside of China soon.
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