Although GUNNIR’s new Intel Arc A380 is still not sold outside chinasome media have been done with a unit to be able to publish your impressions. In short, this new Intel Arc A380 does not pass the approvalbut it seems that the main problem is not a poor hardware performancebut also some drivers that seem unfinished.
Intel’s only card available (only in China) for desktops got the worst score, even under of cards with a time on the market like the NVIDIA GTX 1650. Many media that have been made with one of these cards agree that it looks like a model with poor performance and with some drivers half who have a long way to go. An example is the clock speed, during tests on Computerbasehave appreciated that 2.45 GHz clock speed is always stableit doesn’t even have the small jitters that other NVIDIA or AMD Radeon models have when running at maximum.
They also tell us how this Gunnir Intel Arc A380 is practically impossible to use without ReBAR technologysomething that limits a lot in hardware to those who want to get hold of one of these. Even Igor’s LAB has given a “fail” for this model, and coincides with other means in which the drivers for this intel card are a problem. He also tells us about the assembly, with thick thermal pads and excess thermal paste, although in this case he blames GUNNIR and not Intel.
In short, a card that does not reach approval and that competes with the entry range of other manufacturers such as the AMD Radeon RX 6400 and NVIDIA GTX 1650 with some years behind him, and that sometimes he is not able to overcome.
That less than a 2022 card yield much more than an NVIDIA of 3 years ago, Intel seems to be in a hurry to launch its models before the next generation of NVIDIA and AMD. If it is not able to surpass this generation, it will be left far behind in the next one.
We all know that this is an experiment, but they have been announced with great fanfare as cards for games, although as we see they are of little use for games. Perhaps this is the reason why they haven’t left China yet and why other desktop models don’t exist today.
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Juan Antonio Soto
I am a Computer Engineer and my specialty is automation and robotics. My passion for hardware began at the age of 14 when I gutted my first computer: a 386 DX 40 with 4MB of RAM and a 210MB hard drive. I continue to give free rein to my passion in the technical articles that I write in Geeknetic. I spend most of my free time playing video games, contemporary and retro, on the more than 20 consoles I have, in addition to the PC.