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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)

The Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake with 64 EUs) is an integrated graphics card in the Ice Lake SoCs (10th generation core 10xxG7) for laptops. It offers no dedicated graphics memory (no eDRAM cache like the Intel Iris Graphics 655 predecessor of the Coffee Lake SoCs). The clock rate depends on the processor model. At launch it looks like all models have a 300 MHz base clock and only differ in the boost clock (1050 - 1100 MHz). Another difference is the TDP as it can be configured from 12 - 25 Watt in the 15 Watt U-models and maybe even higher in the 25 Watt models that will come later.

The performance should be slightly above a AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 integrated GPU in the Ryzen 7 3000 series processors. e.g. Intel showed a Intel Iris Plus G7 against a Ryzen 7 3700U both configured at 25 Watt TDP and the Ice Lake GPU was able to beat the Vega 10 slightly in all games. Compared to the previous generation, Intel talks about a 2x performance improvement but wont specify the exact model. All in all the GPU should be positioned in the entry level of dedicated GPUs (Nvidia GeForce MX150 level?) and therefore most suited for less demanding games like Fortnite, Rainbow 6 Siege, or Rocket League at reduced details. The theoretical performance of the Chip is specified with 1.12 TFLOPS (FP32) and 2.25 TFLOPS (FP16) when running at 1.1 GHz.

Compared to the older Gen.9 graphics (e.g., UHD Graphics 620 in Whiskey Lake), Gen.11 is using a wider architecture and also has 3 MB dedicated L3 cache near the GPU.

A special new feature of the Gen11 graphics card is the new Variable Rate Shading (VRS) support. With it game designers can decide where to spend shading time and e.g. shade object in the background or behind fog with less resolution (up to using only one source for a 4x4 block). With this technique early results show up to 1.3x performance in Unreal Engine POC and 1.2x speedup in Civ 6. Up to now VRS is only supported by the new Nvidia Turing architecture (GTX 1650 and up).

Another improved hardware piece is the integrated video de- and encoder that was improved significantly according to Intel. They did not specify any more details, but the previous generation was able to decode VP9 and H.265/HEVC in Main10 profile with 10 bit color depth using the dedicated hardware.

The Iris Plus G7 supports three display pipes that can each output 5K60 signals (via DisplayPort 1.4 HBR3 or HDMI 2.0b). Combining two pipes, the chip is capable to output 8k content.

The Ice Lake SoCs and therefore the integrated GPU are manufactured in the modern 10nm process at Intel that should be comparable to the 7nm process of TSMC.

ManufacturerIntel
Gen. 11 Series
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 64 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) (compare) 32 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
CodenameIce Lake G7 Gen. 11
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 11 (Ice Lake)
Pipelines64 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
Memory TypeDDR4
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
technology10 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement28.05.2019
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-1068G74 x 2300 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i7-1065G74 x 1300 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-1035G74 x 1200 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz1050 - 1100 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 792     avg: 820     median: 833 (6%)     max: 835 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 57869     avg: 62358     median: 60928 (8%)     max: 68277 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 10527     avg: 12670.5     median: 12679 (21%)     max: 14796 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 14505     avg: 16652.8     median: 16612 (9%)     max: 18881 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2234     avg: 2683.3     median: 2787 (10%)     max: 2925 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2453     avg: 2904.3     median: 3004 (7%)     max: 3156 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 79044     avg: 82639.7     median: 80501 (11%)     max: 88374 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3799     avg: 4608.2     median: 4774 (14%)     max: 4958 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3677     avg: 4330.6     median: 4517 (9%)     max: 4613 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 2322     avg: 2560.7     median: 2652 (9%)     max: 2708 Points
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 41     avg: 42.5     median: 42 (9%)     max: 43 Watt
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
31.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
35 35 ~ 35 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
22 23 ~ 23 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
63.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
41  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
15.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
32  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
17  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
43  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
20.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
27 28 29 29 30 ~ 29 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
14  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
42.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
20.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
19.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.