Intel’s return to graphics cards has sparked huge interest, so leaks like this one from Intel ARC A380, which could be the cheapest option of those raised by Intel, we can get a fairly rough idea of what to expect in this segment of the market, which is the one that many users will be paying special attention to, mainly as a result of the huge overpricing in them that we are suffering as a result of the shortage of chips, the high demand from miners and shameful resale business.
As we anticipated a few months ago, graphics with the first generation of Intel Xe, Alchemist, will have prices between 100 and 500 dollars, so we can understand that this Intel ARC A380 will be in the lower part of that range, as well what are we talking about a graphics card that potentially, at the change, could be located below one hundred euros. Of course, this provided that the filtered prices are real and definitive, that their prices in Europe do not increase and, obviously, that the despicable resale does not make an appearance again.
And what can we get for that price? Well, as we can see in the leak, published by Wccftech, the Intel ARC A380, which until now we knew by the code DG2-128, could be equated to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, a card that, despite its age, as you can see in the previous link, currently has a price above 200 euros (well above what it should under normal circumstances). Thus, if the expected prices are really maintained, the arrival of this Intel ARC A380 can be a great oxygen balloon for those users who need a graphics card at a reasonable price.
Going into flour, lIntel ARC A380 will feature 128 execution units and 1,024 CUDA cores on a GPU that, in turbo mode, would be capable of reaching the 2.45 gigahertz. The graphics processor would be supported by 6 gigabytes of GDDR6 RAM at a frequency of 16 gigabits per second. The estimated consumption would be between 50 and 75 watts, so we are not talking about a graphics that requires a high-capacity power supply, another advantage for those looking for a graphics card to play with modest settings without having to do a large outlay.
It is not a good idea to get your hopes up, that is obvious, but the arrival of a new company in the graphics card sector, and even more so an actor of size and Intel veteran, yes that gives us some room for hope where the GPU market may experience some respite in a few months.