Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G: First custom design with 92 watts premieres in China

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With the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G, the first ever custom design based on Intel's Alchemist architecture, which is aimed at gamers, celebrates its desktop premiere. The partner card comes with an official TDP of 92 instead of 75 watts and has an 8-pin PCIe connector for up to 150 watts plus a PCIe slot.

Chinese OEM partners have priority for Intel

Just a few days after the manufacturer confirmed the availability of the Intel Arc A380 and complete PCs based on the graphics card (“Pre-Built Systems”) on the Chinese trading platform JD.com via a guarantee document, Gunnir presented the first custom design based on the DG2-128EU graphics processor equipped with 1,024 FP32 shader units and 6 gigabytes of GDDR6.

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Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G (Image: Gunnir)

It was already clear at the beginning of May that Intel would concentrate more on its OEM partners and complete PCs for the first generation of the Arc series, especially in the desktop area. System integrators (SI) could help to sell the graphics card series much better.

Premiere for Intel Arc A380 in custom design

But now the Chinese manufacturer Gunnir is sending one first partner card with the following specifications in the Chinese retail market:

Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G

  • Xe HPG (” Alchemist”) in TSMC N6
  • Intel DG2-128EU with 1,024 shader units
    • 8 Xe cores
    • 128 XMX engines
    • 128 Vector engines
    • 2,450 MHz boost clock

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  • 6 gigabytes of GDDR6 with 15.5 Gbps
    • 96-bit memory interface
    • 186 GB/s bandwidth
  • 222 × 114 × 42 mm (L × W × H)
  • 92 Watt TDP/TGP
  • 1× PCIe 8 pin

Alchemist officially supports HDMI 2.1, but it is up to the partners to implement it. Gunnir only speaks of HDMI 2.0 in this specific case.

Just a few days ago, Intel corrected the speed of the GDDR6 graphics memory, which was previously specified at 16 Gbps, to 15.5 Gbps on the official product page. Gunnir follows this specification. The memory bandwidth is reduced from 192 GB/s to 186 GB/s. The TDP/TGP has been increased by more than 22.5 percent and is now 92 watts instead of the 75 watts of the reference.

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Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G (Image: Gunnir)

According to Intel, the models positioned against the RDNA 2 minimalist AMD Radeon RX 6400, which is available from 170 euros, should cost the equivalent of around 150 euros, but are currently traded significantly more expensive.

First custom design is being traded dearly

On the Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com, the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G shortly after the start of sales at a price of 3,999 Chinese yuan, the equivalent of 595 US dollars or 567 euros.

Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G

The official MRSP for the Intel Arc A380 is 1030 Chinese Yuan and is thus far surpassed by the first custom design. In the case of the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon, the official product page has also been published on the manufacturer's website in the meantime.

A310 A380 A580 A750 A770 Architecture Intel Xe HPG (“Alchemist”) GPU ACM-G11 ACM-G10 Process TSMC 6N Xe Cores 4 8 16 24 32 FP32 ALUs 512 1024 2048 3072 4096 Memory 4GB
64-bit 6 GB
96-bit 8 GB
128-bit 12 GB
192-bit 16 GB
256-bit TDP/TGP – 75 watts – – –

The editors would like to thank the community member “konkretor” for reporting this message.

Update 06/20/2022 11:15 a.m.

Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G in detail

Meanwhile, community sleuth “konkretor” has located an image gallery on the Chinese website MyDrivers.com that shows the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G in detail.

Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G (Image: MyDrivers.com)
Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G (Image: MyDrivers.com)

In addition to the graphics card as a whole, the photos also show the PCB and the cooling solution of the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G for the first time, as well as its I/O area, which has three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1.

Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G (Image: MyDrivers.com)
Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G (Image: MyDrivers.com)

The graphics card's dual-slot design features an illuminated logo and is otherwise rather simple. The graphics card, which is powered by an 8-pin PCIe connector and rated at 92 watts, will probably not make any great demands on cooling performance.

Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G (image: MyDrivers.com)
Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G (image: MyDrivers.com)

Up Other pictures also show components such as memory chips and the power supply and voltage modulation of the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G.

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Gunnir Arc A380 Photon 6G (Image: MyDrivers.com)