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Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)

Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)

The Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake with 32 EUs) is an integrated graphics card in the Ice Lake SoCs (10th generation core 10xxG1) for laptops. It is the slowest GPU version in the Ice Lake U series and offers only 32 of the 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Blocks). 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 above the old Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Gen. 9.5) that was e.g. found in Whiskey Lake processors (thanks to the higher core count and improved architecture). Most likely the G1 graphics wont reach the performance of the old Iris Plus 640 that offered more cores and 64 MB eDRAM. Therefore, only a few new AAA games can be played fluently with the UHD Graphics G1.

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 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) (compare) 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) 32 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
CodenameIce Lake G1 Gen. 11
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 11 (Ice Lake)
Pipelines32 - 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 i5-1035G14 x 1000 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-1034G14 x 800 MHz, 15 W300 MHz? MHz
Intel Core i3-1005G12 x 1200 MHz, 15 W300 MHz900 MHz
Intel Core i3-1000G12 x 1100 MHz, 9 W300 MHz900 MHz
min. - max.300 - 300 MHz900 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
- 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
69.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
42.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Performance 1920x1080
58.8
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
71.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
52.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
23.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080
31.3
low 1024x768
29.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
82.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
40  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
34.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
med. 1366x768
60.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
40.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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