ASRock’s Low-Profile Arc A310 Suits Each PC and Each Funds

ASRock this week has launched an Intel Arc-based A310 Low Profile 4 GB graphics card. Aimed on the decrease energy/dimension/price portion of the video card market, the entry-level A310 card carries a cut-down ACM-G11 GPU with 768 stream processors working at 2.0 GHz and a 64-bit reminiscence interface that connects 4 GB of GDDR6. And whereas its efficiency is not something to write down residence about, it fills out ASRock’s lineup with a funds video card that may additionally simply be positioned into low profile techniques.

Efficiency vise, ASRock’s Arc A310 Low Profile graphics card must be akin to higher-end built-in graphics options – which is to say that it is extra for basic desktop work than demanding video games. Notably, as a current-generation Arc card, it incorporates Intel’s feature-packed media playback engine, with {hardware} encoding and decoding for almost all of fashionable codecs, akin to AV1, H.264, H.265, and VP9, which makes it a superb resolution for residence theater PCs (HTPCs) in addition to workplace PCs.

The low-profile card presents two show outputs, a DisplayPort (2.0) and an HDMI port (2.0b). When it comes to energy consumption, it is a sub-75W card (ASRock does not give a extra exact determine than that), so you will not discover any exterior energy connectors because it’s totally bus-powered. In the meantime, it seems to be like ASRock has opted to recycle the identical dual-slot dual-fan cooling system they use for his or her different low-profile Arc card, the low-profile ASRock Arc A380

Wrapping issues up, ASRock has not listed a worth for the cardboard. Although judging from the price of different Arc A310 playing cards in the marketplace, it is more likely to find yourself hitting cabinets within the low $100 vary.

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