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Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs vs NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs

► remove from comparison Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs

The Intel Xe Graphics G7 80EUs (Tiger-Lake U GPU with 80 EUs) is a integrated graphics card in the mid range Tiger-Lake U CPUs (15 - 28 Watt, e.g. Core i5 11th Gen CPUs). It is using the new Xe architecture (Gen12) and should be announced later in 2020.

The performance depends on the TDP settings of the laptop and the used cooling. First informations show that the chip can be configured at 15 and 28 Watt TDP default (as the Ice Lake-U chips) and the performance should be around a dedicated GeForce MX330 in 3DMark benchmarks. For gaming we are expecting a bit worse performance due to the missing dedicated graphics memory and driver support. Compared to the older Iris Plus G4 in Ice Lake chips, the Tiger Lake GPU should be nearly twice as fast. Benchmarks with various laptops show that the 80EU version lacks about 18% behind the faster 96EU version and on par with the MX330. Compared to AMD iGPUs, the G7 80EU positions itself around the Vega 7 and Vega 8 chips (see chart below for details).

Therefore, the iGPU is still only for lowest graphical settings and low resolutions in demanding games. Some modern games like Days Gone or Cyberpunk wont run over 30 fps in minimum settings (see below).

The Tiger Lake SoCs and therefore the integrated GPU are manufactured in the modern 10nm+ (10nm Superfin) process (improved 10nm process) at Intel and therefore should offer a very good efficiency.

NVIDIA GeForce MX250

► remove from comparison NVIDIA GeForce MX250

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 Xe Graphics G7 80EUsNVIDIA GeForce MX250
GeForce MX200 Series
Iris Xe G7 96EUs compare 96 @ 0.4 - 1.35 GHz
Iris Xe G7 80EUs 80 @ 0.4 - 1.35 GHz
UHD Graphics 64EUs compare 64 @ 1.4 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs compare 48 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics 32EUs compare 32 @ 1.25 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) compare 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs compare 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics 24EUs (Alder Lake-N) compare 24 @ 0.45 - 0.75 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) compare 16 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
GeForce MX250 384 @ 1.52 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 compare 256 @ 1.52 - 1.53 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameTiger Lake XeN17S-G2
ArchitectureGen. 11 Ice LakePascal
Pipelines80 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesno
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5
Power Consumption28 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 Announcement15.08.2020 20.02.2019
TMUs32
ROPs16
Memory Speed7000 effective = 1502 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4 GB
Memory Bandwidth48.1 GB/s
PCIe3.0
Link to Manufacturer Pagewww.geforce.com
CPU in Iris Xe G7 80EUsGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i5-12600H12 x 2000 MHz, 45 W? MHz1400 MHz
Intel Core i5-13600H12 x 2100 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
Intel Core i5-13505H12 x 1900 MHz, 45 W? MHz1450 MHz
min. - max.400 MHz850 - 1500 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.8 pt (5%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX250
1.7 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 630     avg: 1314     median: 1333 (4%)     max: 1731 Points
min: 980     avg: 1186     median: 1220.5 (4%)     max: 1308 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 561     avg: 1170     median: 1179 (3%)     max: 1511 Points
min: 881     avg: 1070     median: 1103 (3%)     max: 1169 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 79355     avg: 167735     median: 166479 (19%)     max: 321464 Points
min: 100071     avg: 213047     median: 235421 (27%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 27687     avg: 56325     median: 62965 (8%)     max: 96826 Points
min: 22385     avg: 68911     median: 78819 (10%)     max: 81895 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5327     avg: 16450     median: 16480.5 (18%)     max: 25911 Points
min: 8009     avg: 13380     median: 13121 (14%)     max: 17955 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 6361     avg: 21769     median: 21817.5 (6%)     max: 30894 Points
min: 13805     avg: 21491     median: 21545 (6%)     max: 23863 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 1177     avg: 3422     median: 3640 (6%)     max: 4962 Points
min: 2726     avg: 3201     median: 3244.5 (6%)     max: 3567 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1560     avg: 3783     median: 3986.5 (5%)     max: 5305 Points
min: 2939     avg: 3531     median: 3660 (4%)     max: 3885 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 25199     avg: 83387     median: 87210 (10%)     max: 142022 Points
min: 42088     avg: 80269     median: 86686 (10%)     max: 101192 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
min: 5244     avg: 8354     median: 8807 (4%)     max: 11404 Points
7949 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 1257     avg: 2430     median: 2589 (3%)     max: 3190 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 7611     avg: 12905     median: 12908 (12%)     max: 17012 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 7524     avg: 14684     median: 15172 (6%)     max: 19656 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2254     avg: 5448     median: 5591.5 (8%)     max: 7227 Points
min: 3930     avg: 4666     median: 4850 (7%)     max: 5302 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2246     avg: 5166     median: 5309.5 (5%)     max: 6477 Points
min: 3585     avg: 4404     median: 4633 (4%)     max: 4942 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 20679     avg: 23021     median: 21729 (6%)     max: 26656 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 16135     avg: 16488     median: 16487.5 (5%)     max: 16840 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 18551     avg: 19797     median: 18628 (11%)     max: 22211 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 15626     avg: 15925     median: 15924.5 (9%)     max: 16223 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
56769 Points (30%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 34227     avg: 39066     median: 37064 (41%)     max: 45907 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
3DMark 06
min: 15617     avg: 25404     median: 25691 (34%)     max: 34471 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 22246     avg: 25429     median: 25428.5 (33%)     max: 28611 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 14.6     avg: 16     median: 16 (5%)     max: 17.4 fps
17 fps (6%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
43.8 fps (14%)
43.6 fps (14%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
57.3 fps (25%)
43.7 fps (19%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
63.2 fps (12%)
58.9 fps (11%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
46.1 fps (11%)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
16.7 fps (4%)
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
3.8 fps (1%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
2.1 fps (0%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
20.4 fps (4%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
16.7 fps (4%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
8.4 fps (2%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
18.1 fps (5%)
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
35.9 fps (10%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
3 fps (1%)
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
0.4 fps (0%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
1.1 fps (1%)
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
23.4 fps (9%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
10.6 fps (4%)
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
31 fps (5%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
9.2 fps (2%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
41.5 fps (7%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
27.9 fps (5%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
56 fps (15%)
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
34.8 fps (9%)
specvp13 snx-03 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
6.8 fps (1%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
6.1 fps (1%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
20.4 fps (4%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
16.7 fps (4%)
specvp13 medical-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
7.9 fps (2%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
10.9 fps (2%)
specvp13 maya-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
46 fps (5%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
49.5 fps (6%)
specvp13 energy-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
2 fps (1%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
0.5 fps (0%)
specvp13 creo-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
37.1 fps (5%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
26.7 fps (4%)
specvp13 catia-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
44.8 fps (5%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
26.3 fps (3%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
41.5 fps (7%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
27.7 fps (5%)
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
7.3 fps (2%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
6.7 fps (1%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
1.4 fps (1%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
23.6 fps (4%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
1.2 fps (0%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
13.6 fps (6%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
7.4 fps (5%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
10.1 fps (4%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 11807     avg: 30027     median: 13741.5 (10%)     max: 140763 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 3683     avg: 5523     median: 6469 (5%)     max: 6839 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 44.63     avg: 67.2     median: 64.7 (22%)     max: 99.01 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 65.6     avg: 73.5     median: 69.6 (24%)     max: 85.2 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 8.74     avg: 83.5     median: 85.8 (5%)     max: 103.44 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 48.5     avg: 96.8     median: 99.6 (6%)     max: 114.8 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
97.8 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
min: 99.6     avg: 99.6     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 100 %
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
12 fps (5%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 31     avg: 39.1     median: 38.7 (7%)     max: 47.5 fps
33.3 fps (6%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 85     avg: 98.8     median: 91.4 (7%)     max: 120.1 fps