Pre-built gaming PC with Intel Arc A380 GPU pops up overseas

Pre-built gaming PC with Intel Arc A380 GPU pops up overseas

A pre-order product page has details on a desktop PC with an Intel Arc A380 graphics card. Mainly based on the MSI brand, the system comes with an “Intel Arc A380 6G OC” discrete graphics card, according to this listing (opens in new tab) in China, as sighted (opens in new tab) by Eva Stenger.

Thinking about the product page, this pre-order pre-built PC appears to be fully configurable. For example, the listing shows that customers can select an Intel Core i3-12100F to Core i7-12700KF with motherboards from A610 to Z690 chipsets. DDR4 RAM and SSD storage are also configurable, but it looks like potential buyers will be stuck with the only GPU choice, the Intel Arc A380.

In our opinion, this is not an official MSI branded PC like any of their Trident, Aegis or Infinite Gaming models. In East Asia, it’s common for lesser-known system builders to theme a PC with Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, or other components and sell them to willing customers. This model appears to have a collection of mostly MSI components that are shoved off the shelf into a standard MSI MAG Shield M301 chassis by a company called Xinshisu.

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

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

This list was also insightful as some predicted gameplay performance stats were shared. For example, the MSI PC with A380 6G OC was able to achieve between 84 and 200 fps+ at 1080p on low to medium settings in a selection of popular MOBA games in China (League of Legends, etc.) according to a professionally created advertorial image.

Price and availability information in the listing would have been appreciated. Such information shouldn’t be too far off, however, for a listing like this to appear over the parapet.

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