Intel's Tiger Lake Xe iGPU is almost three times faster than the Ice Lake Iris Plus G7 iGPU and up to 40% faster than the AMD Vega 8 Renoir iGPUs in Battlefield V
We have seen some leaked performance benchmarks for the upcoming Xe iGPUs included with the upcoming Tiger Lake laptop processors here and there, but not all the results were too encouraging compared to what AMD’s Renoir APUs can muster currently. To hype things up a little, Intel’s chief performance strategist Ryan Shrout recently revealed more results for the Xe iGPUs, showing off impressive fps counts for a Battlefield V test running at 1080 HQ settings in DX11.
Shrout does specify that he is testing a prototype sample and drivers are beta, so we could actually see even better results for the final products. In the clip posted on Shrout’s Twitter account, we can see that Fraps is displaying 29-34 fps in the BF5 level called Tiraiileur (objective: Destroy Schanze 66 field guns). Barely hovering at 30 fps? Not really impressive, right? Now, we compared these results with the current Ice Lake Iris Plus G7 iGPU on the i7-1065G7, which was able to score a maximum of 12 fps @1080p HQ settings in that particular level, meaning that the Xe iGPU is already almost three times faster.
What about the Renoir iGPUs? Unfortunately, at the time of writing, we have not yet tested a Vega 8 Renoir iGPU in BF5, but we do have Vega 7 Renoir results. Admittedly, the results do not come from the same level, yet the Vega 7 Renoir iGPU is only able to muster 21 fps on average. By our calculations, the Vega 8 would be 3-4 fps faster, which is still behind the 30+ fps score of the Xe iGPU on the Tiger Lake sample.
As we can see, the Xe iGPU can only compete with lower-tier dGPUs like the Nvidia MX330 / 350, but it sure beats all other currently available iGPUs from Intel and AMD by quite the margin. The Xe iGPUs are expected to launch later this year as per Shrout's mention.
Perks of the job! Took a prototype Tiger Lake system for a spin on Battlefield V to stretch its legs. Impressive thin and light gaming perf with Xe graphics! Early drivers/sw, but it’s the first time I’ve seen this game run like this on integrated gfx. More later this year! pic.twitter.com/f1Qlz2jMyB— Ryan Shrout (@ryanshrout) June 17, 2020