The Intel Arc A380 graphics card's MXM form factor isn't very popular today. As laptops become thinner and lighter with each generation, it's much easier and cheaper for laptop manufacturers to place discrete GPUs directly on the motherboard rather than as a separate component.
Gunnir is one of Intel's major graphics partners in Asia, and it sells desktop and mobile versions of its Arc Alchemist series of accelerators. PCIe 4.0 is supported, but only four lanes are provided, as well as 6 GB of GDDR6 memory with support for a 96-bit memory bus.
Intel has introduced only two mobile Arc A380M models, both of which had 64-bit memory support. Both were released by Gunnir, and the new MXM 3.1 Arc A380 uses the ACM-G11 GPU, making it even more distinctive.
The Arc A380's MXM model's power consumption is variable – from 50 to 75 watts. Recall that the desktop version of the Arc A380's power consumption is declared at 75 watts.
Intel desktop graphics cards are notoriously selective when it comes to specifications. They require processors no older than the 10th generation Intel Core, as well as support for ResizableBAR technology. However, Gunnir did not provide any information on the compatibility of its Arc A380 MXM module with existing laptops and small desktops, which often use mobile devices.
The Gunnir Arc A380 MXM card is already for sale. Its original price was 2199 yuan (about $324), but the card is now available at an additional cost of 1899 yuan (about $280).
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