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INTEL GPU Arc A380 Photon - World’s First Custom Arc Graphics Card Announcesed By GUNNIR

GUNNIR announces Arc A380 Photon – world’s first custom Arc graphics card, flagship A770 also teased

Intel A380 gets its first customization, first,, look at Intel desktop Arc packaging

GUNNIR announced the availability of its A380 Photon graphics card. This is the first known custom variant of the Arc A380 graphics card, and also, the world’s first custom card based on Xe-HPG architecture. 

GUNNING A380 Photon OC is a factory-overclocked model with two fans. That’s already an upgrade over the reference design which is a single-fan model.

The Photon is a dual-slot design equipped with a single 8-pin power connector. It appears to be using an aluminium block as a heatsink sitting above ACM-G11 GPU. The card uses three 2GB GDDR6 modules, each clocked at 15.5 Gbps. Interestingly, that’s slower than reference specs which are 16 Gbps.

In terms of frequency specs, this model should be faster than the reference A380, which has a base clock of 2000 MHz and a TBP of 75W. GUNNIR’s custom model has a maximum clock of 2450 MHz and 92W TBP respectively. It is unclear how maximum and base clock correlates to each other, but the company is claiming it is an OC card, so it should have higher clocks regardless.

The A380 Photon has four display connectors: three DisplayPort and one HDMI 2.0. That’s already an upgrade over Radeon RX 6400 to which the A380 is officially compared to.

Furthermore, an even more, powerful Arc graphics card has already been teased by the company. GUNNINR confirms that its flagship Arc GPU would feature three fans, but is it not confirmed whether this is A770 or A780. This blurry picture might suggest it will have a very similar design to the A380 and not extend beyond 2 slots.

Intel’s First Arc Custom Graphics Card Pictured, Meet The GUNNIR Arc A380 Photon 6 GB With Full ACM-G11 GPU, Starting at $150 US

Intel's first custom Arc graphics card, the GUNNIR Arc A380 Photon 6 GB which features a full ACM-G11 GPU, has been pictured.

GUNNIR Unveils The Arc A380 Photon 6 GB Graphics Card, The First Intel Arc Custom Design Starting at $150 US

GUNNIR has become a very popular graphics card manufacturer in the Asian Pacific OEM & Pre-built PC segment. They have been amongst the first to offer custom flavours of the DG1 graphics card in custom flavour and they are now back with the first custom DG2 graphics card, the GUNNIR Arc A380 Photon which features 6 GB of GDDR6 memory and the full ACM-G11 GPU from Intel.

The Intel Arc A380 graphics card will be an entry-level design featuring the full ACM-G11 GPU that utilizes the Alchemist Xe-HPG architecture. It houses the full GPU configuration, making use of 8 Xe-Cores or 1024 ALUs. The graphics card also features 6 GB of GDDR6 memory running at TBP rated at around 92W. The maximum frequency for the card is rated at 2450 MHz which shows that Intel is taking full advantage of TSMC's 6nm process node. The GUNNIR custom model features a VRAM clock of 15.5 Gbps for 186 GB/s bandwidth while the reference model features a 16 Gbps clock for 192 GB/s bandwidth.

As for the graphics card itself, the GUNNIR Arc A380 Photon comes in a standard box package that features the Intel Arc 3, XeSS, and DirectX 12 Ultimate marketing logos. The graphics card itself is a dual-slot and dual-fan design which houses an aluminium heatsink underneath it. The shroud and backplate feature a nice dual-tone black+grey colour theme plus the backplate extends beyond the PCB. There's a single 6mm nickel-plated copper heat pipe that runs through the heatsink.

Source: Videocardz, GUNNIR, ExpreviewWccftech