Intel Arc A380 Desktop Graphics Card Pre-Orders in USA start at 139 USD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    At $139 I think that's a pretty good deal for starters. Also, this thing might likely end up in OEM starting machines, and honestly, I think it's okay for that price.
     
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    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    That's actually not that bad a deal. If I needed a cheap new GPU at this price, I'd be getting a 6400/6500XT myself, but Intel isn't asking for the moon here either.
     
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    The card seems priced right. If with in a year gradually fix the dx11 stuff at least it will be a great deal to buy today even . Best of luck and success to this venture !
     

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    until you see your favourite games doesn't run or it runs like crap.. you realised you wasted 140 bucks
     
  6. Undying

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    Would just rather buy used rx580 or gtx1060 for that price.
     
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    H83 Ancient Guru

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    Well, at least it`s cheap...
     
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    Pricing is OK really, pain about the 8 pin though.
     
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    Embra Maha Guru

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    Starts at, and what will the merchants actually price it at?

    I hope itthese get off the ground.
     
  10. asturur

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    You.
    But not everyone goes on used gpus.
    Especially someone that is not in the field and has to get a pc for a teenager
     

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    If by the release date it overall performs as good or better than others in the same price bracket, this would be decently appealing for long-term ownership, since Intel is still working on optimizations. So, it could end up punching above its weight after a year or so.
    However, I'm still not going to recommend this to Windows users. Intel has a tendency to prematurely neglect products that get superseded, and considering how Intel knows this launch will overall be a failure, they do not have the incentive to maintain it for very long. I would like to be proven wrong.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised to find they are actually losing money on these cards.
     
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    They're most likely going to profit in manufacturing costs but they're going to be a long way away from covering R&D, marketing, and driver dev costs.
     
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    All the rumors I hear on social media are "its crap they going to cancel it". Let's see what happens. I do hope they release it and it's not that bad and can be sub mid-level.
     
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    Well if they can fix the issues and in the long run release cards that are on par with 5060's (when they release in X years), we might get a proper competitor. Then slowly creep up and try and deal blows in the higher end market eventually too. I just hope they stick to their guns and keep working at it.
     

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    Dude, seen 5600XT, and Vega 56 locally for $175.
    Id even rather buy a $100 GTX 970 over this thing.
     
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    120$ for rx580 8gb or 180$ for gtx1070. Each of their own but i would get an used card at this price point instead.
     
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    Hell, Id buy a HD 7970 or GTX 680 4gb over this. I wouldnt use a gpu with emulated APIs!
     
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    Pre-orders on this GPU before reviews...? I certainly would be cautious.
     
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    Well yeah, they will eventually profit, but for the life of this first gen, they're going to take a loss. I'm confident Intel will eventually recoup their losses in future generations, since the costs to improve them won't be anywhere near as steep as this.

    Why? Worst-case scenario, your maximum framerate drops by like 5FPS on a decade-old title compared to having native drivers, but I'm sure a A380 will perform better than GTX 680 regardless. Emulating the API is a good move as far as I'm concerned - writing native drivers would be a wasted effort.
    If MS managed to multithread the translation layer, that could yield a significant performance boost. On games that old, nobody cares if more CPU cycles are used since they hardly ever use more than 2 or 3 anyway.
     

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