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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) vs NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)

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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.

NVIDIA GeForce MX250

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The Nvidia GeForce MX250 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It is based on the same Pascal GP108 chip as the predecessor, the GeForce MX150 / desktop GeForce GT 1030 but features increased clock speeds. As with the MX150, the MX250 is available in two versions, the normal 25 Watt version (1D13 device ID) and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP (1D25 device ID) and reduced performance (The MX150 with 10W had a 32% lower clock speed). The GDDR5 memory interface now also supports speeds up to 3.5 GHz = 7 GHz effective (up from 3 GHz).

The GP108 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung (LPP) and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). 4K HDR with Netflix however wont run due to the minimum 3 GB graphics memory that is required. Compared to the bigger Pascal chips, the small GP108 does not support Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) for VR and G-Sync. A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

Thanks to the increased core speeds (up to +3% in Boost for the 25 Watt version, and faster memory speeds), the new MX250 should be slightly faster than the older MX150. First benchmarks indicate a 5% increase. Still modern should only run fluent in low settings (see the page of the MX150 for games and benchmarks).

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)NVIDIA GeForce MX250
GeForce MX200 Series
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 64 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHz
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) compare 32 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHz
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU) compare 64 @ 0.2 - 0.5 GHz
UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU) compare 48 @ 0.2 - 0.5 GHz
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU) compare 32 @ 0.35 - 0.9 GHz
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU) compare 24 @ 0.35 - 0.8 GHz
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU) compare 24 @ 0.35 - 0.8 GHz
GeForce MX250 384 @ 1.52 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 compare 256 @ 1.52 - 1.53 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameIce Lake G7 Gen. 11N17S-G2
ArchitectureGen. 11 Ice LakePascal
Pipelines64 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz
Memory TypeDDR4GDDR5
Shared Memoryyesno
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5
Power Consumption12-25 Watt10/25 Watt
technology10 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Nvidia Optimus
Date of Announcement28.05.2019 20.02.2019
TMUs32
ROPs16
Memory Speed7000 effective = 1502 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Max. Amount of Memory4 GB
Memory Bandwidth48.1 GB/s
PCIe3.0
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.geforce.com/hardware/noteboo...
CPU in Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i5-1038NG74 x 2000 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i7-1068G74 x 2300 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 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 - Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
7.4 pt (8%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX250
8.7 pt (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 587     avg: 840     median: 892 (5%)     max: 963 Points
min: 980     avg: 1186     median: 1220.5 (6%)     max: 1308 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 526     avg: 744     median: 791 (4%)     max: 851 Points
min: 881     avg: 1070     median: 1103 (5%)     max: 1169 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 101443     avg: 139526     median: 145594 (19%)     max: 152365 Points
min: 100071     avg: 213047     median: 235421 (31%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 13522     avg: 55230     median: 57777 (8%)     max: 68277 Points
min: 22385     avg: 68911     median: 78819 (11%)     max: 81895 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 6616     avg: 12054     median: 12848.5 (16%)     max: 14796 Points
min: 8009     avg: 13380     median: 13121 (16%)     max: 17955 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 7024     avg: 15496     median: 16713 (7%)     max: 18881 Points
min: 13805     avg: 21491     median: 21545 (9%)     max: 23863 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 1298     avg: 2388     median: 2532 (6%)     max: 2925 Points
min: 2726     avg: 3201     median: 3244.5 (8%)     max: 3567 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1418     avg: 2584     median: 2717.5 (5%)     max: 3156 Points
min: 2939     avg: 3531     median: 3660 (7%)     max: 3885 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 13797     avg: 71013     median: 74928.5 (10%)     max: 88374 Points
min: 42088     avg: 80269     median: 86686 (12%)     max: 101192 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 7352     avg: 8160     median: 8210.5 (10%)     max: 8868 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 8615     avg: 9308     median: 9230 (5%)     max: 10157 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2137     avg: 4186     median: 4436 (9%)     max: 4958 Points
min: 3930     avg: 4666     median: 4850 (10%)     max: 5302 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2112     avg: 3996     median: 4187 (6%)     max: 4630 Points
min: 3585     avg: 4404     median: 4633 (7%)     max: 4942 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
14442 Points (12%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 16135     avg: 16488     median: 16487.5 (14%)     max: 16840 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
12715 Points (10%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 15626     avg: 15925     median: 15924.5 (12%)     max: 16223 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
56769 Points (30%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 22246     avg: 25429     median: 25428.5 (38%)     max: 28611 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
17 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
43.6 fps (14%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
43.7 fps (19%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
58.9 fps (11%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
16.7 fps (7%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
2.1 fps (1%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
16.7 fps (6%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
18.1 fps (11%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
3 fps (1%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
1.1 fps (3%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
10.6 fps (6%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
9.2 fps (3%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
27.9 fps (8%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
7.1 fps (3%)
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
34.8 fps (16%)
specvp13 snx-03 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
2.8 fps (0%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
6.1 fps (1%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
9.9 fps (4%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
16.7 fps (6%)
specvp13 medical-02 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
4.3 fps (2%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
10.9 fps (6%)
specvp13 maya-05 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
20 fps (4%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
49.5 fps (9%)
specvp13 energy-02 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
3.5 fps (3%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
0.5 fps (0%)
specvp13 creo-02 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
1.7 fps (0%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
26.7 fps (7%)
specvp13 catia-05 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
25 fps (5%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
26.3 fps (6%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
18.6 fps (5%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
27.7 fps (7%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 8356     avg: 10332     median: 10554 (45%)     max: 11797 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 3683     avg: 5523     median: 6469 (27%)     max: 6839 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 34.72     avg: 45.2     median: 43.8 (16%)     max: 52.5 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 65.6     avg: 73.5     median: 69.6 (25%)     max: 85.2 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 38.4     avg: 62.8     median: 65.2 (18%)     max: 74.5 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 48.5     avg: 96.5     median: 99.3 (27%)     max: 114.8 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
min: 97.8     avg: 97.9     median: 97.8 (98%)     max: 99.3 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 99.6     avg: 99.6     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 100 %
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 46.9     avg: 53.2     median: 53.2 (2%)     max: 59.5 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 60     avg: 103.5     median: 103.5 (3%)     max: 147 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 84.8     avg: 165.6     median: 165.6 (1%)     max: 246.3 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 265     avg: 268.6     median: 268.6 (2%)     max: 272.2 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
21.8 fps (6%)
min: 60     avg: 79.9     median: 79.9 (22%)     max: 99.7 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
46.6 fps (4%)
min: 136     avg: 141.2     median: 141.2 (11%)     max: 146.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
6.6 fps (4%)
40.2 fps (26%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
9.3 fps (3%)
33.3 fps (11%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
10.1 fps (5%)
66.7 fps (32%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
23.5 fps (3%)
79 fps (11%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 7.9     avg: 24.1     median: 24.1 (1%)     max: 40.3 fps
min: 57     avg: 63.5     median: 63.5 (2%)     max: 69.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 17.6     avg: 41.3     median: 41.3 (0%)     max: 64.9 fps
min: 66     avg: 69.5     median: 69.5 (0%)     max: 73 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
102 fps (9%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 224     avg: 392.3     median: 392 (2%)     max: 561 Samples/s
min: 505     avg: 629     median: 629 (3%)     max: 753 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 670     avg: 1156     median: 1321 (2%)     max: 1478 Samples/s
min: 895     avg: 1173     median: 1172.5 (2%)     max: 1450 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 1527     avg: 2348     median: 2532 (5%)     max: 2708 Points
min: 2804     avg: 2806     median: 2806 (5%)     max: 2808 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 17.7     avg: 28.6     median: 28 (4%)     max: 39.4 Watt
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min: 37.4     avg: 43.3     median: 41.3 (6%)     max: 49 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 18.5     avg: 30.2     median: 30 (4%)     max: 42.3 Watt
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min: 36     avg: 42.5     median: 43 (6%)     max: 48 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 24.5     avg: 37.8     median: 40.4 (9%)     max: 48.2 Watt
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min: 34.7     avg: 49.9     median: 51 (11%)     max: 59.4 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency
min: 0.146     avg: 2.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 26.1 Points per Watt
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min: 0.1851     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.2968 Points per Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
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Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 463     avg: 616     median: 616 (31%)     max: 769 MHz
min: 1481     avg: 1586     median: 1579 (79%)     max: 1683 MHz
min: 549     avg: 1038     median: 1200 (48%)     max: 1571 MHz

Average Benchmarks Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) → 100% n=42

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX250 → 231% n=42

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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.

FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
105.3  fps
125%
GeForce MX250:
131.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
55.1  fps
138%
GeForce MX250:
76.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
50.9  fps
139%
GeForce MX250:
70.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
41.1  fps
132%
GeForce MX250:
54.4  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce MX250:
103.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
46  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
36.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
33.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
26  fps
138%
GeForce MX250:
36  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
12  fps
125%
GeForce MX250:
15  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
13.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
40.4 fps  fps
166%
GeForce MX250:
67.2 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
7.4 fps  fps
132%
GeForce MX250:
9.8 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
6.8 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
21.6  fps
120%
GeForce MX250:
26  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU):
9.7  fps
113%
GeForce MX250:
11  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
6.6  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce MX250:
28 29 ~ 29 fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
13 13 ~ 13 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
11