Intel’s latest GPU drivers can overclock Arc A380 GPUs by 150 MHz through a BIOS update

Published: Aug 21st 2023, 09:34 GMT   Comments

UPDATE: Intel confirmed that the frequency change was in fact a result of an error. The latest driver resolves this issue

The latest Intel Arc GPU drivers adjust Arc A380 GPU clocks

According to Neowin, the firmware update, which is part of the newest GPU drivers, actually changes the GPU clocks of the Intel entry-level model. 

Arc A380 GPU users should take note of the latest GPU drivers, as they bring several improvements. These new drivers not only optimize gaming performance for DirectX11 games but also include a firmware update for certain GPUs. This official BIOS update primarily focuses on enhancing stability, improving fan behavior, fixing bugs, and enhancing compatibility with HDMI connections. What this update was not expected to do is to alter the clock speeds of the Arc A380 GPU.

A member of the Neowin forum, Eternal Tempest, has observed that their Arc A380 has received a new firmware update that comes with a slight frequency boost. Specifically, the GPU has been overclocked by 150 MHz, increasing the default GPU clock from 2.0 GHz to 2.15 GHz. This update also involves upgrading the BIOS version from 20.0.1053 to 20.0.1064.

Before & After, Source: Neowin

It’s worth mentioning that the Arc A380 GPU in question is not an Intel GPU but a custom variant by ASRock. Therefore, these changes should apply to other brands as well. There are a total of 12 custom variants available, with some featuring a GPU clock speed of 2450 MHz. The 150 MHz overclock is a minor adjustment and should not significantly impact power consumption.

Source: Neowin

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