News Intel's Arc A380 Shows Good Compatibility Across 50 Games

computerguy72

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They just need to work on making Arc competitive in performance. I'm glad for another competitor but doesn't seem to be any compelling reason to buy one of these instead of an AMD or Nvidia GPU.
 
They just need to work on making Arc competitive in performance. I'm glad for another competitor but doesn't seem to be any compelling reason to buy one of these instead of an AMD or Nvidia GPU.
Not for you and I, but for the general console gamer crowd that only plays current games and then moves on, there is also no reason to not buy one.
 

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They just need to work on making Arc competitive in performance. I'm glad for another competitor but doesn't seem to be any compelling reason to buy one of these instead of an AMD or Nvidia GPU.
Would you consider it competitive on a perf/price ratio of the competitors have to lower their price to compete with it? A380 is $139 at Newegg and 6400 is $149, 1650 is $169.
The drivers are still a work in progress with the Intel card though, so there will be more glitches and more improvements.

If you meant on the high end, not everybody wants a 400w-500w video card. It might not pay for Intel to take on Nvidia for the "most powerful video card" title when they probably just want to get into the market and go from there after they smooth things out.

I bought one to play with to see what it can do. And to have some fun messing around with it. There is a bunch of new with these cards and some parts like the video processing is better than the competition. But I'm not typical in that I'm fine with paying $140 just to mess around with some new hardware/gpu arch/ drivers that are likely to be creative like that DX9 wrapper thing. And they are now on backorder at NE for whatever that means. Could be a good seller or not a lot made.
 

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We need a proper review. Arc A380 is limited to PCIe 4.0 8x. I'd like to see how it performs on PCIe 3.0 8x. I'm going to change my CPU and mainboard some time in the future, but I'd like to see how A380 would perform with my Asrock B450M.
I see Arc is promising. Too bad it's not available in my country atm. I wonder how much they'd ask for it.
 

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They just need to work on making Arc competitive in performance. I'm glad for another competitor but doesn't seem to be any compelling reason to buy one of these instead of an AMD or Nvidia GPU.
It's more compelling now than when it launched in China. Intel's hardware in general is of really good quality. It's the software that is lacking. At this point I'm really interested in A380. I hope it will be released in EU soon
 
When they get to 90%+ and 8 gigs at a reasonable price, and a long support history (where they don't drop the division which Intel is famous for) give me a call back.

In other words, it's dead already unless Intel is willing to prove they are long term committed to said projects. But for this gen, too little, too late, too expensive.

I'm not even sure why it's news worthy when they aren't even in the ballpark yet. They quite simply are NOT a viable alternative.
 

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