Intel Gameplay now shows what games will work on Kaby Lake-G PCs
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Most mainstream and hardcore gamers will avoid integrated graphics like the plague, but the types of PCs and notebooks sold to customers are overwhelmingly outfitted with integrated graphics. These types of GPUs are generally only sufficient for light gaming or the occasional bout of Fortnite in between classes.
The Intel Gameplay support site caters directly to casual gamers equipped with Ultrabooks and low-power PCs. Casual gamers are less likely to spend time fiddling around with advanced settings and so Intel Gameplay can automatically detect the CPU and GPU, list popular compatible titles, and provide suggested graphical settings for an optimized gaming experience. Now that the AMD Radeon RX Vega M series is technically an Intel GPU offering, the chipmaker has added Kaby Lake-G CPUs into its Gameplay database such as the Core i7-8809G and i7-8705G. Owners of Kaby Lake-G systems can now search for games that are guaranteed to be compatible and at what graphical settings to expect with the Radeon RX Vega M.
As an example, a quick search for the Core i7-8705G shows that it is able to run Witcher 3 at 900p on Medium settings. Unfortunately, the support site does not list a target FPS on all of its tested titles and very new CPUs, like the Core i5-8305G, are still missing. Intel says the database will be slowly updated over time as each game is manually tested.
The first Kaby Lake-G devices are now shipping and include the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1, HP Spectre x360 15, and Intel Hades Canyon NUC.