Intel Is Penguin Friendly
Phoronix have spent some time with the Intel Arc A380 on the Linux 6.0 core; which is required as is the i915.force_probe module option and Mesa 22.2. You should also ensure to grab the latest Intel Graphics Compiler (IGC), Compute-Runtime, and related dependencies in order to accelerate GPU compute software. Once you have installed the dependencies, Phoronix describes “setting up the Intel Compute-Runtime was one of the easiest experiences getting OpenCL 3.0 working on Linux.“
As good as all of this is, the installation process is less than half the job, we need to have some performance too! The Arc A380 is selling for $140, which you need to keep in mind when looking at the results, as this is not a $1000 HPC card. The performance of the Intel Arc A380 falls between the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 6400 in the benchmarks they ran, with one serious exception. The gaming performance is lacklustre at this time, in the few games in which the A380 is supported.
If you need an accelerator on a PC running Linux that works for a living, this is a decent choice if you can’t afford a higher end card.
Now that I've had more days with the Intel Arc Graphics A380 as the company's budget discrete GPU, here are more of my thoughts on this graphics card that has begun retailing in the US for $139.