Pre-built gaming PC with Intel Arc A380 GPU emerges overseas

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A pre-order product page provides details on a desktop PC with an Intel Arc A380 graphics card. The primarily MSI-branded system comes with an “Intel Arc A380 6G OC” discrete graphics card, according to this JD.com listing (opens in a new tab) in China, as Point (opens in a new tab) by Evan Stenger.

Reflecting on the product page, this pre-order pre-built PC looks fully configurable. For example, the listing says customers can choose an Intel Core i3-12100F to Core i7-12700KF, with motherboards ranging from A610 to Z690 chipsets. DDR4 RAM and SSD storage are also configurable, but it seems potential buyers are stuck with the only choice of GPU, the Intel Arc A380.

In our opinion, this is not an official MSI-branded PC, like any of its Trident, Aegis, or Infinite gaming models. In East Asia, it’s common for lesser-known system builders to theme a PC with Asus, Gigabyte, or MSI (or whatever) components and sell it to willing customers. This model appears to have a collection of (mostly) MSI components, pushed into a standard MSI MAG Shield M301 chassis by a team called Xinshisu.

We know that the Intel Arc A300 series is Intel’s entry-level graphics card, and it will prepare higher performance and more expensive cards in its desktop A500 and A700 series.

According to previous reports, the Arc A380 features 128 compute units capable of processing 1,024 threads and running at 2.45 GHz, 16 tensor cores, 6 GB of GDDR6 with 192 GB/s bandwidth, 32 render output units, 64 texture mappers and a draw power of only 75W. As a rough guide, we’ve seen indications that the Intel Arc A380 for desktops will struggle with Nvidia GeForce graphics cards like the GTX 1650 Super.

This JD.com list was also illuminating due to the sharing of some projected gaming performance stats. For example, in a selection of popular MOBA games in China (League of Legends, etc.), the MSI PC with A380 6G OC could achieve between 84 and 200 fps+ at 1080p, at low to medium settings according to an advertising image prepared by professionals.

Details on pricing and availability in the listing would have been welcome. However, this information should not be too far away for a list like this to appear above the parapet.

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