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Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs vs NVIDIA GeForce MX330

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

► remove from comparison Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs

The Intel Xe Graphics G7 (Tiger-Lake U GPU with 96 EUs) is a integrated graphics card in the high end Tiger-Lake U CPUs (15 - 28 Watt). It is using the new Xe architecture (Gen12) and was introduced in September 2020. The GPU clocks with a base clock speed (guaranteed) of 400 MHz in all CPUs and can boost up to 1340 MHz (i7-1185G7). The slowest variant offers only 1100 MHz boost (i5-1130G7, 12 Watt TDP).

The performance depends on the TDP settings of the laptop and the used cooling. First informations show that the chip can be configured at 12 and 28 Watt TDP default (as the Ice Lake-U chips) and the performance should be around a dedicated GeForce MX350 in 3DMark benchmarks. For gaming we are expecting a bit worse performance due to the missing dedicated graphics memory and driver support. Many games e.g. had problems when testing the various laptops (e.g. Horizon Zero Dawn or Cyberpunk 2077 did not start or were crashing - see list below). Less demanding games like the Mass Effect Legendary Edition ran in medium settings fine. Compared to the older Ice Lake Iris Plus G7 GPU, the new Tiger Lake GPU should be approximately twice as fast. Therefore, the iGPU is still only for lowest graphical settings and low resolutions in demanding games.

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 MX330

► remove from comparison NVIDIA GeForce MX330

The Nvidia GeForce MX330 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It was released in February 2020 and is basically a renamed Geforce MX250GeForce MX150 / desktop GeForce GT 1030. It uses the same GP108 chip as the MX250 (GP108-655-A1 e.g.). It offers the same 384 CUDA cores as the MX250 and MX150 and also the clock speeds only increased slightly (+12 MHz Boost = 0.8% for the 25 Watt version). The dedicated GDDR5 graphics memory is connected via a 64 Bit memory bus and clocked at 3500 MHz (7000 MHz effective) leading to maximal bandwidth of 56 GB/s. Again there is a 25 Watt and slower 12 Watt (low power) variant.

In Nvidia drivers the GeForce MX330 appeared with the hardware ID 1D16.

The GP108 chip is manufactured in a 16 nm FinFET process 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 won't 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.

The performance of the GeForce MX330 should be identical to the MX150 and MX250 of previous years. See our GeForce MX250 page for gaming benchmarks. Nvidia states on the product page that the MX330 offers 2x of the performance of a Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 in an i7-1065G7 (vs 2.5x of the MX350).  Therefore, very demanding games like Red Dead Redemption 2 will not run smoothly, older and less demanding games like Fifa 20 or Farming Simulator 19 however should run fine in medium settings (see below for our benchmark results with different laptops). The low power version (see below) will be clearly slower however.

There is a low power version N17S-LP with a TGP of 12 Watt (up 2 Watt from 10 Watt of the LP MX250) and a "normal" 25 Watt N17S-G3. The performance of both variants should clearly differ. The low power variant offers relatively slow clock rates of 746 - 936 MHz (base - Turbo), where the 25 Watt G3 variant is clocked at 1531 - 1594 (similar to the MX250 and +70% boost clock versus the LP variant).

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUsNVIDIA GeForce MX330
GeForce MX300 Series
Iris Xe G7 96EUs 96 @ 0.4 - 1.35 GHz
Iris Xe G7 80EUs compare 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 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 Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) compare 16 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
GeForce MX450 compare 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce MX350 compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.47 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 384 @ 1.53 - 1.59 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameTiger Lake XeN17S-LP / N17S-G3
ArchitectureGen. 11 Ice LakePascal
Pipelines96 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz1531 - 1594 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesno
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption28 Watt25 Watt (12 - 25 Watt TGP)
technology10 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, GameWorks
Date of Announcement15.08.2020 20.02.2020
TMUs32
ROPs16
Memory Speed7000 effective = 1752 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth56.1 GB/s
PCIe3.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/gam...
CPU in Iris Xe G7 96EUsGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i9-12900HK14 x 1800 MHz, 45 W? MHz1450 MHz
Intel Core i9-12900H14 x 1800 MHz, 45 W? MHz1450 MHz
Intel Core i7-12800H14 x 1800 MHz, 45 W? MHz1400 MHz
min. - max.400 MHz950 - 1450 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Xe G7 96EUs
10.2 pt (11%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX330
6.9 pt (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 789     avg: 1607     median: 1662 (9%)     max: 2095 Points
min: 1178     avg: 1236     median: 1235.5 (6%)     max: 1293 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 707     avg: 1448     median: 1494 (7%)     max: 1830 Points
min: 1059     avg: 1136     median: 1160 (5%)     max: 1190 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 180392     avg: 201518     median: 202728 (27%)     max: 241349 Points
min: 234893     avg: 243721     median: 243721 (32%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 45789     avg: 64651     median: 56455 (8%)     max: 88727 Points
min: 32370     avg: 49651     median: 49651 (7%)     max: 66932 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 9231     avg: 17721     median: 17826.5 (22%)     max: 26837 Points
min: 12137     avg: 14691     median: 15382 (19%)     max: 16555 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 13162     avg: 26315     median: 26820 (11%)     max: 38040 Points
min: 15595     avg: 19968     median: 20729 (8%)     max: 23580 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2096     avg: 4288     median: 4442 (11%)     max: 5675 Points
min: 3308     avg: 3436     median: 3470 (9%)     max: 3530 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2286     avg: 4805     median: 5092 (10%)     max: 5955 Points
min: 3581     avg: 3727     median: 3762 (7%)     max: 3838 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 60011     avg: 86877     median: 79559 (11%)     max: 119768 Points
min: 21238     avg: 45268     median: 45267.5 (6%)     max: 69297 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
16789 Points (100%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
28890 Points (68%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 10094     avg: 14033     median: 13551 (16%)     max: 17552 Points
12842 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 11724     avg: 17299     median: 17700 (10%)     max: 21795 Points
15787 Points (9%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2897     avg: 6543     median: 6824 (14%)     max: 7917 Points
min: 4898     avg: 5080     median: 5121.5 (10%)     max: 5180 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2867     avg: 6316     median: 6584.5 (9%)     max: 7134 Points
min: 4616     avg: 4787     median: 4834 (7%)     max: 4863 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 20704     avg: 22313     median: 22253 (19%)     max: 23981 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 20001     avg: 21351     median: 20100 (15%)     max: 23952 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
36918 Points (51%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark 06
24558 Points (37%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark 06
min: 20836     avg: 27154     median: 27459.5 (42%)     max: 32422 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
14.9 fps (6%)
18.1 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
23.1 fps (4%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
37.3 fps (16%)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
26.5 fps (11%)
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
3.4 fps (1%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
3.4 fps (1%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
18.4 fps (7%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
16.5 fps (6%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
11.1 fps (7%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
10.5 fps (6%)
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
39.2 fps (14%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
27.1 fps (10%)
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
0.4 fps (1%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
0.5 fps (1%)
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
8.4 fps (4%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
12.2 fps (6%)
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
37.1 fps (13%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
17.7 fps (6%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
38.8 fps (10%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
27.1 fps (7%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 11.66     avg: 30.7     median: 30.7 (14%)     max: 49.7 fps
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
37.3 fps (17%)
specvp13 snx-03 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 5.29     avg: 5.7     median: 5.7 (1%)     max: 6.19 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
6.1 fps (1%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
min: 18.4     avg: 20.1     median: 20.1 (8%)     max: 21.71 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
16.5 fps (6%)
specvp13 medical-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 8.47     avg: 10.8     median: 10.8 (6%)     max: 13.1 fps
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
10.9 fps (6%)
specvp13 maya-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 39.3     avg: 39.9     median: 39.9 (7%)     max: 40.42 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
47.5 fps (8%)
specvp13 energy-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 3.64     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (3%)     max: 4.02 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
0.5 fps (0%)
specvp13 creo-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 3.38     avg: 18.8     median: 18.8 (5%)     max: 34.2 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
26.4 fps (7%)
specvp13 catia-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 52.9     avg: 57     median: 57 (12%)     max: 61 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
25.8 fps (6%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 37.94     avg: 38.2     median: 38.2 (10%)     max: 38.5 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
26.8 fps (7%)
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
14 fps (4%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
6.2 fps (1%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
6 fps (12%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
55.9 fps (13%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
3.6 fps (3%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
24.1 fps (15%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
12.2 fps (10%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
14.1 fps (8%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 13620     avg: 15712     median: 15631.5 (66%)     max: 17174 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 54.2     avg: 65.5     median: 68.2 (25%)     max: 75.3 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 53.1     avg: 95.2     median: 98.2 (26%)     max: 125.3 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
min: 93.4     avg: 98.2     median: 98.2 (26%)     max: 103 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
97.8 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
99.6 % (100%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 106.5     avg: 180.9     median: 180.9 (5%)     max: 255.3 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 256     avg: 257.7     median: 257.7 (2%)     max: 259.4 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 54     avg: 95.1     median: 95.1 (26%)     max: 136.1 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 164.4     avg: 169.4     median: 169.4 (13%)     max: 174.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 21.3     avg: 51.2     median: 47.4 (30%)     max: 84.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 37.8     avg: 47.3     median: 46.9 (15%)     max: 57.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 24.1     avg: 64.9     median: 72.1 (35%)     max: 98.6 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 85.5     avg: 119.5     median: 119.7 (16%)     max: 153 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 19.4     avg: 59.9     median: 66.8 (2%)     max: 93.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 81.5     avg: 95.6     median: 93.6 (0%)     max: 111.6 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 172     avg: 187     median: 187 (16%)     max: 202 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 684     avg: 1059     median: 708 (3%)     max: 2721 Samples/s
735 Samples/s (3%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 942     avg: 1894     median: 2041 (4%)     max: 2320 Samples/s
1047 Samples/s (2%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2874     avg: 3280     median: 3360.5 (6%)     max: 3444 Points
2890 Points (6%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 15.3     avg: 37     median: 38 (6%)     max: 66.5 Watt