ASRock Arc A380 Challenger ITX review by… ASRock
Over at Weibo, the company has posted a full review of their new graphics card based on Intel GPU.
ASRock is no longer an exclusive AMD partner. Just a few years after the entering the GPU business and making Radeon cards, the company has now announced its first Intel GPU, also becoming one of the first companies to do so. This card is called Challenger ITX, and it is based on Intel ARC A380 GPU.
The company announced their card is a factory-overclocked model with a GPU clock of 2250 MHz, but as it turns out this clock is actually higher in real world tests. Even in stress test Furmark (often referred to as GPU power virus), the clock speed goes as high as 2300 MHz while it is 2450 MHz in games. One should note that this would be the same frequency as GUNNIR Photon OC model. Both cards are equipped with a single 8-pin power connector, but ASRock is not confirming the TDP for its SKU.
Under full load the fan speed goes up to 1683 RPM and temperature goes up to 85°C. The board power in Furmark is 54.9W, so less than Arc A380 reference TDP of 75W.
The card was demonstrated in synthetic tests and ASRock is providing some figures. It appears that the core is invalid because it was ended prematurely, but the 3DMark software is not listing Intel’s Advanced Performance Optimizations as enabled.
ASRock also provided gaming performance for a few titles, including popular AAA titles, and modern games utilizing DirectX12 API which in most cases is well optimized for Arc architecture.
Games tested (1080p)
- League of Legends (high quality): 166.9 FPS
- CS:GO (high quality): 160.1 FPS
- DOTA2 (high quality): 146.2 FPS
- APEX Legends (Medium Quality): 91.5 FPS
- PUBG (Low Quality: 83.1 FPS
- Eternal Calamity (Medium Quality): 62.3 FPS
- The Division 2 (High Quality): 53 FPS
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider (High Quality): 56 FPS
- Cyberpunk 2077 (Medium Quality): 47.51 FPS
- Gears of War 5 (High Quality): 63.1 FPS
- Watch Dogs: Legion (High Quality): 49 FPS