I think we are all a little sick and tired of the GPU shortage. It’s a bit like a broken record with constantly sold out cards or overly inflated prices. As such, we look forward to Intel’s entry into the discrete gaming GPU market. One of our favorite filter feeders momomo_us found a list in the SiSoft Sandra database, which indicates that the next Arc A380 could finish around the GTX 1650 Super level in terms of performance.
The Arc A380 is an entry-level GPU based on the Xe-HPG architecture. It is reportedly packed with 128 execution units, a 2.45 GHz clock, and a rather curious 4.8 GB memory. Perhaps the latter is simply a reporting error, as can happen with a pre-launch device.
The aggregate result shows that the A380 sits just above the GTX 1650 Super and just below an Nvidia Radeon RX 580 and RTX 3050 Ti portable GPU. On the surface, you will probably agree that this is not a stellar result for the A380, but until we get real-world results, or have a clear idea of the TDP and the price of the card, we will reserve judgment. It is possible that there are also some drivers that are maturing.
Intel is scheduled to hold its CES press event in a few hours, so we’ll likely start getting more specific information on the next Arc GPU range. We’re hoping to see some real gaming benchmarks, or at least a 3DMark result or two to see where the cards are.
Intel has many releases, previews, and reveals planned, including more of its Alder Lake CPU lineup for desktop and mobile devices. The latest is a particularly important release for Intel. We can expect to see laptops with 12th gen CPUs and Arc GPUs. Will they be able to play quality AAA games? Will Nvidia Worry That Its Mobile GPU Dominance Is Threatened? 2022 is a great year for Intel, Nvidia, and AMD.