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Intel’s Arc A380 GPU Up to 20% Slower than the AMD Radeon RX 6400, Loses to the 3-Year-Old GTX 1650

The Intel Arc A380 graphics card is up to 20% slower than AMD’s Radeon RX 6400 despite Team Blue’s claims, which were quite the opposite. Official figures claim the former as being up to 27% faster than the latter. However, popular AAA games like League of Legends, PUBG, Grand Theft Auto V, Forza Horizon 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2 seem to favor the Radeon card. A review from Billibili throws Intel’s claims out of the window with the AMD RX 6400 beating the Arc A380 in every title tested.

Starting with League of Legends, we have the Arc A380 averaging 135 FPS at 4K max graphics settings. The Radeon RX 6400 and the (much older) GeForce GTX 1650 are way faster with averages of 180 and 172 FPS, respectively. We’re looking at a lead of 25% for the RX 6400 and 22% for the GTX 1650.

Forza Horizon 5 and Grand Theft Auto V don’t treat the A380 well either. The Radeon RX 6400 is 24% faster while the GTX 1650 holds a lead of 15% over the budget Arc GPU in the photorealistic racing simulator. In GTA V, the Intel part is over 20% slower than its two rivals.

In PUBG, the Arc A380 averages 99.4 FPS, still being 26% and 12% slower than the GeForce GTX 1650 and the RX 6400, respectively.

Moving on to Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption, we see the A380 finally offers comparable performance to the GTX 1650 and the RX 6400. It averages 59 FPS at 1080p, just 10 and 15% slower than its more established rivals.

Tomb Raider is another title where the first Arc desktop GPU performs well. With an average FPS of 57 at 1080p, it’s just 5 and 9 FPS behind the 1650 and the 6400, respectively.

Overall, the Arc A380 doesn’t seem to be a match for its more mature rivals, at least not in these popular games. Intel’s claims mostly include titles based on the newer DirectX 12 API with ray-tracing support and plenty of upscaling options.

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
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