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Intel Lunar Lake Xe2-LPG iGPU appears faster and more efficient than Xe-LPG of Meteor Lake as Core Ultra 200V chip surfaces

Intel Lunar Lake reportedly carries on-package memory akin to Apple M-series SoCs. (Source: Intel)
Intel Lunar Lake reportedly carries on-package memory akin to Apple M-series SoCs. (Source: Intel)
An Intel Lunar Lake Core Ultra 200V APU inside an HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop has been benchmarked at the SiSoftware Sandra database. The result shows the upcoming Battlemage-based Xe2-LPG iGPU in a very positive light as it is not only faster but also appears to use less power than competing Meteor Lake offerings.

Intel Lunar Lake MX mobile chips are expected to land in laptops launching later this year. With the 8 cores (4 P and 4 E-cores), an Xe2-LPG iGPU, and a Core Ultra 200 branding in tow, Intel is positioning the Lunar Lake CPUs as performance/watt champs for thin and light laptops. To that end, past reports have alleged that the Lunar Lake (LNL) processors could offer a 1.5x multi-core performance bump over 10-core Meteor Lake chips at only 17 W base power.

Similarly, leaks have also painted the Xe2-LPG iGPU of LNL as being a fair bit faster than the Intel Arc iGPUs featured inside the Core Ultra CPUs. Giving more weight to the rumors regarding the Lunar Lake iGPU performance, an HP Spectre x360 laptop with an "Intel Core Ultra 200V" Lunar Lake chip has appeared in the SiSoftwre Sandra database with an impressive iGPU showing (via VideoCardz).

The Lunar Lake Xe2-LPG iGPU in question was running at a clock speed of just 1.85 GHz with a power limit of 17 W. Additionally, the chip featured 7 Xe cores (56 Execution Units) and 8 MB of L2 cache. With these specifications, the LNL iGPU scored 2,108.15Mpix/s, a score that is 19% more than the 8-core (128 EU) Meteor Lake Xe-LPG iGPU listed in the database.

What’s more interesting to note here is that the LNL chip was not only running at a significantly lower clock speed but also had an 11 W lower power limit vs the MTL sample.

In other words, the LNL chips could bring a healthy graphical performance boost over the Meteor Lake chips while using less power thus making Intel’s claim of a “Breakthrough perf/W” a reality.

Let’s hope the retail Lunar Lake chips showcase similarly impressive performance vs MTL, paving the way for Windows handhelds that can actually compete with AMD-based machines like the ASUS ROG Ally (Buy one on Amazon).

Lunar Lake Core Ultra 200V iGPU performance. (Source: SiSoftware Sandra)
Lunar Lake Core Ultra 200V iGPU performance. (Source: SiSoftware Sandra)
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Fawad Murtaza, 2024-04-30 (Update: 2024-06- 1)