ASRock defies critics with their own review of the ARC A380 graphics card
ASRock Arc A380 Challenger ITX Review by… ASRock
More than Weibothe company has released a full review of its new Intel GPU-based graphics card.
ASRock is no longer an exclusive AMD partner. Just a few years after entering the GPU business and making Radeon cards, the company has now announced its first Intel GPU, also becoming one of the first companies to do so. This card is called Challenger ITX and is based on the Intel ARC A380 GPU.
The company advertised that its card is a factory-overclocked model with a 2250 MHz GPU clock, but it turns out that clock is actually higher in real-world tests. Even in the Furmark stress test (often called GPU power virus), the clock speed goes up to 2300 MHz while it is 2450 MHz in games. It should be noted that this would be the same frequency as the GUNNIR Photon OC model. Both boards have a single 8-pin power connector, but ASRock does not confirm the TDP for its SKU.
At full load, the fan speed goes up to 1683 rpm and the temperature goes up to 85°C. The card’s power in Furmark is 54.9W, so less than the Arc A380 reference TDP of 75W.
The board has been demonstrated in synthetic tests and ASRock provides some numbers. It looks like the kernel is invalid because it terminated prematurely, but 3DMark software does not list Intel’s advanced performance optimizations as enabled.
ASRock also provided gaming performance for a few titles including popular AAA titles and modern games using DirectX12 API which in most cases is well optimized for Arc architecture.
Games tested (1080p)
- League of Legends (High Quality): 166.9 FPS
- CS:GO (high quality): 160.1 FPS
- DOTA2 (High Quality): 146.2 FPS
- APEX Legends (Medium Quality): 91.5 FPS
- PUBG (Low quality: 83.1 fps
- Eternal Calamity (medium quality): 62.3 FPS
- The Division 2 (High Quality): 53 FPS
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider (High Quality): 56 FPS
- Cyberpunk 2077 (medium quality): 47.51 FPS
- Gears of War 5 (High Quality): 63.1 FPS
- Watch Dogs: Legion (High Quality): 49 FPS