First Intel Arc A380 graphics card flies to the US for unboxing video

Everyone is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first Arc desktop graphics cards in the United States. That “everyone” includes enthusiasts who want cheap GPUs, reviewers (like us!) who want to put them through their paces, and even Intel, whose employees have probably chewed every pen on the spot.

The first retail Arc graphics cards have already been launched in China, although the specs weren’t listed correctly at first. Now a few of these cards have found their way to the United States and into the hands of a Mr. Ryan Shrout, formerly of PC point of view, who now does graphics marketing at Intel. These are apparently the first two boxed AIB Arc boards to arrive in Intel’s labs.

Shrout posted a tweet, embedded above, which includes a short video of him showing off the packaging and the board itself, as well as a brief demonstration of a second Gunnir Arc A380 Photon board installed and running in a machine. . In the video he has PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and it humbly states that it runs at 1080p (2560×1080, in this case) with medium settings.

It’s not exactly a fascinating demonstration, but then we’re talking about an entry-level GPU that sells for around 1000 RMB (about 150 USD) in China. Shrout declined to say anything about the price or availability of this card or similar cards in the United States. Still, we wouldn’t be surprised if the A380 Photon hits store shelves at your local Micro Center before long.

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