ASRock launches Intel Arc A380 Challenger ITX 6GB OC in China

ASRock launches Intel Arc A380 Challenger ITX 6GB OC in China


In mid-June, Intel announced the A380, an exclusive Arc Alchemist desktop graphics card in China. The Arc A380 Challenger ITX 6GB OC from ASRock joins the hardware lineup and brings some competition to the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6GB OC.

ASRock has detailed its new Intel Arc A380 Challenger ITX 6GB OC on its Chinese site. It is an overclocked model like Gunnir. However, the GPU boost frequency of the ASRock card is 200MHz lower than its competitor.

A better cooler can help maintain the highest GPU frequencies, while the ASRock GPU is 8 percent slower than the Gunnir. Chinese critics say the Gunnir is a well-designed machine, so the ASRock Challenger may not be its biggest competitor. Intel partners Acer, Asus, Gigabyte, HP and MSI should release Arc A380 graphics cards soon. ASRock’s OC is still 250MHz faster than the reference.

ASRock card has slower GDDR6. We can’t be sure of these specs, but the highlights are 15.5Mbps GDDR6. The same product page lists two different prices. ASRock’s ITX form factor is two holes wide but 190mm long, allowing it to fit into a narrower chassis. The Challenger ITX OC’s striped axial fan improves airflow. ASRock’s 0dB technology turns off the fan when it’s not under stress. ASRock says it pays great attention to details such as thermal paste (uses nanotechnology paste) and coil torque for maximum heat dissipation.

The Intel Arc A380 Challenger ITX 6GB OC from ASRock is now on sale on China’s JD.com (Opens in a new tab) for CNY 1,299 (~$192), including 13% sales tax.









Arc A380 reference

Gunnir Arc A380 Foton OC

ASRock A380 Challenger ITX OC

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2000 MHz

2.5450 MHz

2250 MHz

memory

15.5 Gbps GDDR6

15.5 Gbps GDDR6

15.0 Gbps GDDR6

size

after, after

222 x 114 x 42 mm

190 x 124 x 39 mm

Weight

after, after

668 grams

400 grams

Energy

75 watts

1x 8-pin, 92W

1x 8 pin, not available

ports

eDP 1.4, DP 2.0 up to UHBR 10, HDMI 2.1, HDMI 2.0b

1x HDMI2.0, 3x DP (up to 2.0)

1 x HDMI 2.0b, 3 x DisplayPort 2.0 with DSC





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