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ASRock Signs Up as Intel Arc Board Partner, Shows Off A380 Challenger Custom Board

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ASRock has signed up as one of Intel's board partners for its Arc "Alchemist" graphics cards, and is ready with its custom-design Arc A380 Challenger card, pictured below. The company joins the likes of China's Gunnir, in bringing to market some of the first graphics cards from the yet-elusive GPUs from Intel. The ASRock-branded custom A380 card surfaced on Chinese social-media site Bilibili, revealing a cost-effective design, with a simple aluminium mono-block fan-heatsink. The board draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, and like Gunnir's A380 card, has a spartan-looking PCB. There's still no word on global availability, and ASRock could stick to the China-first rollout of Arc.



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This made me giggle a bit. It's like Gunnir made a super engineered-backplated-illuminated launch card and Asrock slapped in a flower aluminum heatsink with a tampo print on the plastic shroud and called it a day :D
 
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