The entry level Intel Arc A380 graphics card can definitely run Crysis at 1080p with 60+ FPS

Can Intel Arc graphics card run Crysis? The question has been answered in a video posted by PCGamesHardware in which they put the Arc A380 to the test.

Can you run Crysis? Yes you can! Intel’s Arc A380 graphics card delivers over 60 FPS at 1080p

The test carried out by the technological medium was carried out with the GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Photon OC graphics card. This is one of only two custom designs that are available on the market right now. The card features a slightly higher TBP of 92 W (vs. 75 W reference) and also runs at a higher clock speed of 2450 MHz (vs. 2250 MHz).

Intel Arc A380 Graphics Card Specifications:

The Intel Arc A380 graphics card is an entry-level design featuring the full ACM-G11 GPU using the Alchemist Xe-HPG architecture. It houses the full GPU configuration, making use of 8 Xe-Core or 1024 ALUs. The graphics card also features 6 GB of GDDR6 memory running at TBP with a power rating of around 92 W. The maximum frequency of the card is 2450 MHz, which shows that Intel is taking full advantage of the compute node of 6nm from TSMC. The card features a VRAM clock of 15.5 Gbps for 186 GB/s bandwidth running on a 96-bit bus interface.

The Intel Arc A380 graphics card was tested in the OG version of Crysis, not Crysis Remastered. The above title uses the DX10 API and the resolution was set to 1080p (FHD). The quality setting was set to “Very High” with 4x MSAA. The original Crysis itself is a very demanding game, even if it’s over a decade old. However, the remastered version of Crysis puts the original title to shame with even more demanding quality settings for the GPU, such as ray tracing support and higher resolution textures.

A small segment of the game was shown running on the Intel Arc A380 graphics card. This is from the “Paradise Lost” level, which is right after you exit the Ceph mothership. The “Core” segment and the last part of the game that includes the iconic VTOL “Ascension” sections are some of my favorite parts of the game. But coming back to performance, the game ran at a very smooth 60-70 FPS and even went over 80 FPS. There was no frame stuttering and that’s a good showcase considering Arc GPUs are only well optimized for DX12 and Vulkan titles with a few DX11 titles making the exception.

PCGH states that they did not find any issues playing the game on the DX10 API and will soon be comparing the performance to an AMD Radeon RX 6400 graphics card. But this shows that Intel Arc can indeed run Crysis!

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