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Intel Arc A380 MXM Card Surfaces with 50-75 W Power Limits

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A Chinese OEM put a desktop Intel Arc "Alchemist" A380 GPU on an MXM board for notebooks and mobile workstations with upgradable graphics. This isn't the mobile A380M, but rather the desktop A380 that has been designed into an MXM 3.1 type-A board that's capable of PCIe Gen 4 x8. The 6 nm ACM-G11 ASIC is flanked by three GDDR6 memory chips that make the board's 6 GB of memory across its 96-bit memory bus. What's interesting about this board is its tight power limits, which are set at 50 W, that can draw up to 75 W. The card puts out three HDMI and one DP outputs. Its cooling solution mount-hole spacing appears to match that of the popular GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.



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Thats pretty cool
 

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But why?

Although it is cool to see some shaningans outside partners :D.
 
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The MXM "upgradability" is not guaranteed. I've ran into this problem where I was sold a laptop with "upgradeable" GPU. However when the next gen GPUs arrived, I was told by the company that it will not work for my laptop because of difference in display connection and higher power requirement. So I learned it the hard way.

In any case, having a GPU that performs like a GTX 1050 Ti in 2023 is nothing to write home about. The GTX 1050 Ti itself is struggling to compete against AMD's 680M iGPU.
 
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But why?

Although it is cool to see some shaningans outside partners :D.

MXM cards are slowly coming back to community of what i could notice - maybe not in EU/US - yet - but who knows what future will brings

honestly a full A380 in MXM module for an laptop is preatty neat idea - remember that A380 (technically in its best) is close / on par of DESKTOP GTX 1650 / RX 6400
so an MXM module in laptop, based on desktop SKU of A380, could put much more performance than any laptop GTX 1650 / AMD closest mobile equivalent of 1650
 
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MXM cards are slowly coming back to community of what i could notice - maybe not in EU/US - yet - but who knows what future will brings

honestly a full A380 in MXM module for an laptop is preatty neat idea - remember that A380 (technically in its best) is close / on par of DESKTOP GTX 1650 / RX 6400
so an MXM module in laptop, based on desktop SKU of A380, could put much more performance than any laptop GTX 1650 / AMD closest mobile equivalent of 1650
MXM are dead, you might only get a few designs in the entire year.
 
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MXM cards are slowly coming back to community of what i could notice - maybe not in EU/US - yet - but who knows what future will brings

honestly a full A380 in MXM module for an laptop is preatty neat idea - remember that A380 (technically in its best) is close / on par of DESKTOP GTX 1650 / RX 6400
so an MXM module in laptop, based on desktop SKU of A380, could put much more performance than any laptop GTX 1650 / AMD closest mobile equivalent of 1650
On the contrary, I feel MXM is dead. Very rarely will you see a laptop implement it. After all, people are chasing after slimmer laptop chassis, and MXM don't really help. And again as I mentioned before, having an MXM does not always guarantee upgradeability.
 
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… that’s a conflicting statement.
I mean, MXM was once in lots of thicker laptops. There was lots of designs from smaller 14in, a few had mxm design to larger 18in in the alienware that had mxm design gpu's, today you might find 1 laptop design with mxm and some other niche devices. But overall mxm is kinda dead.
 
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