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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 MHz
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) compare 48 @ 300 - 1100 MHz
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) compare 32 @ 300 - 1100 MHz
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU) compare 64 @ 200 - 500 MHz
UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU) compare 48 @ 200 - 500 MHz
CodenameIce Lake G7 Gen. 11
ArchitectureGen. 11 Ice Lake
Pipelines64 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
Memory TypeDDR4
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology10 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement28.05.2019
CPU in Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-1068G74 x 2300 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-1038NG74 x 2000 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i7-1065G74 x 1300 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1100 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz1050 - 1100 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
10.2 pt (11%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 587     avg: 829     median: 885 (5%)     max: 960 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 526     avg: 734     median: 788 (4%)     max: 847 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 101443     avg: 139526     median: 145594 (27%)     max: 152365 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 13522     avg: 55230     median: 57777 (8%)     max: 68277 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 6616     avg: 11835     median: 12647 (19%)     max: 14796 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 7024     avg: 15250     median: 16344 (8%)     max: 18881 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1298     avg: 2392     median: 2559.5 (8%)     max: 2925 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1418     avg: 2589     median: 2803.5 (6%)     max: 3156 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 13797     avg: 71013     median: 74928.5 (10%)     max: 88374 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 2137     avg: 4188     median: 4491 (12%)     max: 4958 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2112     avg: 4006     median: 4257.5 (7%)     max: 4630 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) +
Siemens NX (snx-03) +
Showcase (showcase-02) +
Medical (medical-02) +
Maya (maya-05) +
Energy (energy-02) +
Creo (creo-02) +
Catia (catia-05) +
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 7.9     avg: 24.1     median: 24.1 (9%)     max: 40.2967 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Vulkan Medium Offscreen 1920x1080
102 fps (9%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 224     avg: 392     median: 392 (4%)     max: 561 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 670     avg: 1156     median: 1321 (9%)     max: 1478 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 1527     avg: 2348     median: 2532 (6%)     max: 2708 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 17.7     avg: 26.6     median: 25.8 (6%)     max: 35.8 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 18.5     avg: 22.5     median: 22.5 (5%)     max: 26.4 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 24.5     avg: 37.8     median: 40.8 (9%)     max: 48.2 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 463     avg: 616     median: 616 (32%)     max: 769 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
min: 520     avg: 860     median: 820 (47%)     max: 1274 MHz
- 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.

Death Stranding

Death Stranding

2020
low 1280x720
25.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
45  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
24  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
56.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
22.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
30.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
29.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
18.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
0 (!) 21 ~ 11 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
med. 1920x1080
11.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
13.8 14.5 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
9 9.2 ~ 9 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.9  fps    + Compare