Recently, the price of Arc A380 graphics card – one of Intel’s low-end graphics cards with AV1 support – It has reached close to $100. This graphics card has 6GB of memory and is currently the cheapest graphics card on the market that supports the new AV1 encoder.
Arc A380 graphics card price, only $115
Intel Arc A380 graphics card is equipped with ACM-G11 Alchemist processor, which has 1024 CUDA cores and 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. The most brilliant feature of this graphics card is the support for the new AV1 encoder, which is becoming a standard in the video industry. This graphics card was first released at a price of 165 dollars in China and 149 dollars in the United States, but now the customized model made by GUNNIR company of this graphics card is available on JD.com at a price of only 115 dollars, which is 50 compared to the MSRP of China. The dollar is lower and is considered to be 35 dollars less than the price in the United States.
At this price, the Arc A380 graphics card is the cheapest graphics card on the market that supports the AV1 encoder. This graphics card is on par with AMD’s Radeon RX 6400 in terms of gaming performance, but at this price it is $20-$30 cheaper than it. In the US, the cheapest RX 6400 models come in at around $140, and in China, the cheapest version of this card is a single-slot model at $130. In the US, the $120 ASRock Challenger Arc A380 graphics card is still cheaper than the Radeon RX 6400 cards.
As we said, Arc A380 graphics card supports AV1 encoder. Thanks to DirectX 12 Ultimate support, this card also supports Ray Tracing and can output over 60fps in eSports games like LoL and PUBG at 1080p resolution with RT turned on.
Intel’s Arc A380 graphics card showed gaming performance very close to GTX 1650 and RX 6400 graphics cards at the time of release. But since then and with numerous driver updates from Intel, the performance of this graphics card has improved a lot compared to the time of its release, and due to the support of the AV1 encoder, it has become a forward-looking option in the economic graphics card market.
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