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Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs vs NVIDIA GeForce MX350 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX450

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

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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 MX350

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The Nvidia GeForce MX350 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It was released in February 2020 and is based on the same GP107 Pascal chip with 640 shaders as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 for laptops. The memory bus is cut in half to 64 bit (GDDR5).

First benchmarks however show a bit slower performance as the GTX 1050 and on par with a GTX 960M. Nvidia states on the product page that the MX350 offers 2.5x of the performance of a Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 in an i7-1065G7 (vs 2x for the MX330). Therefore, demanding games of 2019 like The Division 2, Metro Exodus or Rage 2 will only run in lowest detail settings acceptable. Less demanding games like Fifa 20 should run fine in high settings and even 1080p. However, this is always also depending on the used processor and main memory. See below for detailed gaming benchmarks.

The GP107-670-A1 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) as well as improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

In new Nvidia drivers drivers the GeForce MX350 appeared with the hardware ID 1C94.

The power consumption in our tests was lower than the average GTX 1050 (even Max-Q) and similar to the older MX graphics cards (as the TGP of 25 Watt suggests). Therefore, the GPU is suited for thin and light laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce MX450

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The Nvidia GeForce MX450 (N18S-G5, N18S-G5-B, N18S-LP codename) is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It uses the same TU117 chip as the GeForce GTX 1650 but with a reduced memory bus of 64 Bit. Furthermore, the MX450 is the first mobile GPU with PCIe Gen 4 x4 support. 

Currently four different versions are available with different specifications and performance:

N18S-G5-B: GBD-128 Package, 1395 - 1575 MHz, GDDR6 5001 MHz, 28.5 W
N18S-G5: GB2E-64 Package, 1395 - 1575 MHz, GDDR6 5001 MHz, 25 W
N18S-G5: GB2E-64 Package, 1395 - 1575 MHz, GDDR5 3501 MHz, 25 W
N18S-LP: GB2E-64 Package, 720 - 930 MHz, GDDR6 5001 MHz, 12 W

Especially the LP = Low Power variant is significantly slower than the typical 25 Watt variant.

The 25 Watt GDDR6 N18S-G5 should be up to 20% faster than a GeForce GTX 1050 but of course below a GTX 1650 (Max-Q). Therefore, demanding games like Horizon Zero Dawn should run lowest settings. Less demanding games like F1 2020 can be played in medium to high settings and full HD.

The TU117 chip is manufactured in 12nm at TSMC and thanks to the relatively low power consumption (TGP specified between 12 and 28.5 W) the dGPU is also suited for thin and light laptops. Mostly it is intended as an additional graphics card for Tiger Lake-U based laptops.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUsNVIDIA GeForce MX350NVIDIA GeForce MX450
GeForce MX300 Series
Iris Xe G7 96EUs 96 @ 0.4 - 1.35 GHz
Iris Xe G7 80EUs 80 @ 0.4 - 1.35 GHz
UHD Graphics 64EUs 64 @ 1.4 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs 48 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 24EUs 32 @ 0.45 - 1.25 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 16 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
GeForce MX450 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce MX350 640 @ 1.35 - 1.47 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 384 @ 1.53 - 1.59 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX450 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce MX350 640 @ 1.35 - 1.47 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 384 @ 1.53 - 1.59 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameTiger Lake XeN17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1N17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1
ArchitectureGen. 11 Ice LakePascalTuring
Pipelines96 - unified640 - unified896 - unified
Core Speed400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz1354 - 1468 (Boost) MHz1395 - 1575 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesnono
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption28 Watt25 Watt25 Watt (12 - 29 Watt TGP)
technology10 nm14 nm12 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, PCIe 3.0, GameWorksVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, PCIe 3.0, GameWorks
Date of Announcement15.08.2020 20.02.2020 01.08.2020
TMUs4056
ROPs1616
Memory Speed7000 effective = 1752 MHz10000 effective = 1250 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5, GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth56.1 GB/s80 GB/s
Transistors3.3 Billion4.7 Billion
Die Size 132 mm² 200 mm²
PCIe3.04.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/gam...
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
CPU in Iris Xe G7 96EUsGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i9-13900HK14 x 1900 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
Intel Core i9-13905H14 x 1900 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
Intel Core i9-13900H14 x 1900 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
min. - max.400 MHz950 - 1500 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Xe G7 96EUs
8 pt (8%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX350
8 pt (8%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX450
7.3 pt (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 789     avg: 1642     median: 1696.5 (5%)     max: 2133 Points
min: 1219     avg: 1465     median: 1491 (5%)     max: 1752 Points
min: 1204     avg: 1995     median: 2099 (6%)     max: 2586 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 707     avg: 1470     median: 1522 (4%)     max: 1871 Points
min: 1123     avg: 1322     median: 1335.5 (4%)     max: 1595 Points
min: 1086     avg: 1796     median: 1900 (5%)     max: 2300 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 163867     avg: 211360     median: 205750 (24%)     max: 375145 Points
min: 77510     avg: 229394     median: 285166 (33%)     max: 306423 Points
min: 302347     avg: 330908     median: 335125 (39%)     max: 365909 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 35612     avg: 64096     median: 54248 (7%)     max: 110032 Points
min: 67621     avg: 77658     median: 79699 (11%)     max: 85655 Points
min: 29368     avg: 50045     median: 48270.5 (7%)     max: 85281 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 9231     avg: 18420     median: 18313 (20%)     max: 26837 Points
min: 11700     avg: 15613     median: 16226 (18%)     max: 18419 Points
min: 14229     avg: 18957     median: 18399 (20%)     max: 27571 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 13162     avg: 25921     median: 26580.5 (7%)     max: 38040 Points
min: 23194     avg: 24858     median: 24744 (7%)     max: 26239 Points
min: 25467     avg: 29167     median: 27570 (7%)     max: 33806 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2096     avg: 4341     median: 4478.5 (8%)     max: 5675 Points
min: 3615     avg: 3975     median: 3985 (7%)     max: 4196 Points
min: 4131     avg: 4649     median: 4306 (8%)     max: 6833 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2286     avg: 4813     median: 4995 (6%)     max: 5955 Points
min: 3999     avg: 4390     median: 4371 (5%)     max: 4656 Points
min: 4336     avg: 4869     median: 4725 (5%)     max: 5753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 35195     avg: 85415     median: 78976.5 (10%)     max: 154040 Points
min: 80101     avg: 88743     median: 87118 (11%)     max: 97898 Points
min: 29374     avg: 57100     median: 54872.5 (7%)     max: 88274 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
16789 Points (89%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
28890 Points (68%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
min: 8379     avg: 11281     median: 11469 (6%)     max: 14527 Points
min: 9538     avg: 9739     median: 9837 (5%)     max: 9841 Points
min: 11448     avg: 13149     median: 12794.5 (6%)     max: 15557 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 2054     avg: 3464     median: 3702.5 (4%)     max: 4221 Points
min: 3693     avg: 4040     median: 3830 (4%)     max: 4597 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 10094     avg: 14033     median: 13551 (14%)     max: 17552 Points
min: 13630     avg: 13846     median: 13845.5 (14%)     max: 14061 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 11724     avg: 17299     median: 17700 (7%)     max: 21795 Points
min: 17617     avg: 17916     median: 17916 (7%)     max: 18215 Points
min: 20702     avg: 20744     median: 20743.5 (8%)     max: 20785 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2897     avg: 6595     median: 6834 (10%)     max: 7946 Points
min: 5099     avg: 6325     median: 6376 (9%)     max: 6781 Points
min: 6745     avg: 8101     median: 8068 (12%)     max: 9885 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2867     avg: 6301     median: 6557 (6%)     max: 7222 Points
min: 5191     avg: 6142     median: 6166 (5%)     max: 6540 Points
min: 6341     avg: 8129     median: 8250 (7%)     max: 9580 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 16744     avg: 22721     median: 23684.5 (7%)     max: 26658 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
22831 Points (7%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 15393     avg: 20549     median: 21276.5 (12%)     max: 23952 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
21740 Points (12%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 23832     avg: 34707     median: 36289.5 (40%)     max: 43430 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark 06
24558 Points (34%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark 06
min: 17626     avg: 27559     median: 28333 (39%)     max: 32994 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
23907 Points (33%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 11.5     avg: 14.8     median: 15.2 (5%)     max: 16.4 fps
19.6 fps (7%)
20.5 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
57.2 fps (19%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
53.9 fps (24%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
23.1 fps (4%)
86.1 fps (16%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CUDA *
392 Seconds (50%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
min: 37.3     avg: 42.3     median: 42.3 (12%)     max: 47.2 fps
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
29.6 fps (8%)
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
100%
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