Unsurprisingly, a few months ago, we started to see the emergence of information related to the new Intel GPUs, which have the Arc Axxx nomenclature and promise to heat up the dispute in the PC market by bringing more firepower to the setups, thus disputing more space with AMD and NVIDIA.
Now, just over five months after the last leaks related to one of these boards, MSI has released what can be considered the first desktop on the market to arrive with the new Intel Arc A380, thanks to a publication made in a Chinese online store.
According to the sheet made available by JD.com, the new MSI desktop comes with the Intel Core i3-12100F, i5-12400F or i7-12700KF processor, 8GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM and 256GB internal storage (both apparently from XPG) , in addition to obviously confirming the inclusion of the Intel Arc A380.
Speaking specifically of the Intel Arc A380, we have confirmation in the announcement that it comes with 6 GB GDDR6 factory overclocked, something that is confirmed thanks to the OC label displayed on the product datasheet on the retailer’s website.
Although not explicit in the announcement, the confirmation that it will have 6 GB reinforces the rumor that this GPU will have a 96-bit memory bus, something that does not occur in the notebook versions that are limited to 4 GB with a 64-bit bus. In addition, it is expected to feature a full ACM-G11 with 8 Xe colors.
In practical terms, thanks to the Intel Arc A380 GPU, this desktop managed to beat the following marks in Full HD reproductions (in values classified as ±, that is, it is an approximate average): 94 FPS in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), 100 FPS in Overwatch, 85 FPS in Naraka: Bladepoint and 200 FPS in League of Legends.