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Intel Arc A380: Overclocker pushes it to 3.1 GHz

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Youtuber “ScatterBencher” is apparently trying to work on an Intel Arc A380. With a screenshot of GPU-Z, he recently indicated that he plans to use OC to find out some things about the Intel graphics card. This shows the much-criticized graphics card clocked at 3.1 GHz, which would have sped it up by 55 percent.

Youtuber and overclocker “ScatterBencher” is currently working on a new project. Apparently the goal is to overclock an Intel Arc A380 to the best of its ability and then render it all into one of the YouTube videos of it. In a screenshot of GPU-Z, he now indicated that he has big goals. This shows said graphics card clocked at 3.1 GHz. This is about 55 percent above Intel’s specs. As a reminder: the core clock of an Intel Arc A380 is actually 2000 MHz from the factory. While Asrock sends 2250 MHz to the race for the overclocked A380 Challenger ITX OC, the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon OC hits 2450 MHz.

“ScatterBencher” comments on your screenshots with the words: “Two steps forward, one step back.” In the comment thread, he also explains that every time he solves another problem, a new problem arises. As a result, overclocking the Intel graphics card is difficult, certainly given the lack of experience with GPUs other than AMD and Nvidia.

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However, the article contains little concrete information on how “ScatterBencher” proceeds with its overclocking attempts. The displayed board wattage of 17.4 watts reads strangely and indicates a read error. Is a volt mod used? At the moment, we can only speculate on this. It’s probably only a matter of time before “ScatterBencher” shows up around the corner with an explanation. It is quite possible that later he will also publish a kind of overclocking guide.

Intel graphics cards currently see little ground against the top dogs from Nvidia and AMD. Apparently CPU constructors still have a lot to do, especially when it comes to controllers. the testers are not happy. Analysts at Jon Peddie Research (JPR) have recommended that Intel sell or close its Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) business for an estimated loss of $2.1 billion from the first quarter of 2021. You can find out what our editors think of this recommendation in a separate report.

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