The $115 price tag makes the GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Index graphics card the most affordable AV1 solution with graphics power that rivals AMD’s Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards while saving you between 20 and 30 U.S. dollar. The cheapest RX 6400 in the US is around US$140, while Chinese retailers offer a single-slot Yeston variant for around RMB929 or US$130. If in the US, you can buy an ASRock Challenger Arc A380 graphics card for $120, which is still more reasonable than the AMD Radeon RX 6400 card.
The Intel Arc A380 graphics card uses the ACM-G11 “Alchemist” GPU with 1024 cores and 6 GB of GDDR6 memory and support for Intel’s AV1 hardware acceleration that has become the standard for video codecs. While the graphics card launched for 1149 RMB in China ($165 US) and $149 US in the US, the GUNNIR custom variant can now be purchased for just 799 RMB from JD.com ($115) or save $35 US$ compared to US . MSRP and US$50 less than China’s MSRP.
The GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Index G6 graphics card is on sale for the second time since its release and is only available to subscribers to JD.com’s subscription service. This graphics card has eight Xe HPG graphics cores with a graphics frequency of 2000 MHz. The GPU offers 6GB of built-in GDDR6 memory with a 96-bit memory bus. GUNNIR’s graphics card measures 221mm x 120mm x 42mm and recommends a power supply of 300 watts or more. The GPU chip is based on Intel’s 6nm process technology.
In terms of connectivity, the GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Index G6 graphics card offers three DisplayPort and one HDMI port for up to 8K resolution and HDR support. The graphics card features a dual-fan design to help keep temperatures low when in use and has a TBP of 75W without the need for an external power source.
GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Index G6 graphics card supports AV1 hardware acceleration. It supports DirectX 12 Ultimate, which enables hardware-assisted ray tracing over 1080p at 60fps, especially in games like League of Legends, Eternal Tribulation, and PUBG. This model requires the user to enable “Resizable Bars on 4G” mode to use the graphics card. This will help increase the memory performance of the GPU transferred to the PCIe 4.0 bus. The card also supports Windows 10 and 11 21H2 (64-bit) operating systems and is compatible with Intel 400 series motherboards and above.
The Intel Arc A380 graphics card is nearly as competitive in early performance previews as the AMD Radeon RX 6400 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 cards. However, the graphics architecture has had numerous performance-optimizing updates. Performance and compatibility will result in a much better gaming experience than users have seen at launch.