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OEM reportedly stops manufacturing Intel Arc A380 cards, citing "quality concerns"

The GUNNIR Arc A380 Photon is currently the only A380 graphics card available for purchase (Image source: GUNNIR)
The GUNNIR Arc A380 Photon is currently the only A380 graphics card available for purchase (Image source: GUNNIR)
An IgorsLAB report claims that an unnamed OEM has already stopped manufacturing Intel Arc A380 graphics cards, citing "quality concerns." The report raises further questions about international launch timeframes for the A380, following a China-exclusive launch marred by immature drivers and inconsistent performance.

A report by IgorsLAB claims that at least one major OEM partner has stopped production of Intel Arc A380 video cards, citing “quality concerns.” The report doesn’t cite specific names. However, it includes images of ASRock, GUNNIR, and MSI Arc A380 cards, hinting that the OEM in question might be one of these. 

The Intel Arc A380 has had a troubled launch. One AIB card is currently available to purchase, exclusively in China. MSI and Asus also offer the A380 as a configurable option for pre-builts in other markets. Reviews showed widely inconsistent performance, with the A380 closing in on the GeForce RTX 3050 in synthetic benchmarks, but often trailing the entry-level RX 6400 in actual games.

Immature drivers have been cited as a reason for performance inconsistencies, and Intel itself recently claimed that, at least under DX11 workloads, A380 driver optimizations would be an ongoing “labor of love.” It’s unclear, though, when and if Intel’s work on drivers will pay off. If the IgorsLAB report turns out to be true, OEMs could be jumping ship from Arc before the Intel GPU lineup even makes its way to markets outside China.

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2022 08 > OEM reportedly stops manufacturing Intel Arc A380 cards, citing "quality concerns"
Arjun Krishna Lal, 2022-08- 6 (Update: 2022-08- 6)