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Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs 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 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 MX450
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 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 MX450 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce MX350 compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.47 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 compare 384 @ 1.53 - 1.59 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameTiger Lake XeN17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1
ArchitectureGen. 11 Ice LakeTuring
Pipelines96 - unified896 - unified
Core Speed400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz1395 - 1575 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesno
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption28 Watt25 Watt (12 - 29 Watt TGP)
technology10 nm12 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, PCIe 3.0, GameWorks
Date of Announcement15.08.2020 01.08.2020
TMUs56
ROPs16
Memory Speed10000 effective = 1250 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5, GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Memory Bandwidth80 GB/s
Transistors4.7 Billion
Die Size 200 mm²
PCIe4.0
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 - 1550 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2.3 pt (7%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX450
2.2 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 789     avg: 1673     median: 1726 (5%)     max: 2133 Points
min: 1204     avg: 1995     median: 2099 (6%)     max: 2586 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 707     avg: 1494     median: 1557 (4%)     max: 1871 Points
min: 1086     avg: 1796     median: 1900 (5%)     max: 2300 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 159203     avg: 223616     median: 207965 (24%)     max: 375145 Points
min: 302347     avg: 330908     median: 335125 (38%)     max: 365909 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 35612     avg: 70045     median: 56455 (7%)     max: 144112 Points
min: 29368     avg: 50045     median: 48270.5 (6%)     max: 85281 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 9231     avg: 18996     median: 19017 (20%)     max: 27068 Points
min: 14229     avg: 18957     median: 18399 (20%)     max: 27571 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 13162     avg: 26309     median: 26882 (7%)     max: 38040 Points
min: 25467     avg: 29167     median: 27570 (7%)     max: 33806 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2096     avg: 4455     median: 4671 (8%)     max: 5770 Points
min: 4131     avg: 4649     median: 4306 (8%)     max: 6833 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2286     avg: 4903     median: 5128 (6%)     max: 6143 Points
min: 4336     avg: 4869     median: 4725 (5%)     max: 5753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 35195     avg: 90880     median: 81473 (10%)     max: 214326 Points
min: 29374     avg: 57100     median: 54872.5 (7%)     max: 88274 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
16789 Points (73%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
28890 Points (64%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
min: 8379     avg: 11281     median: 11469 (6%)     max: 14527 Points
min: 11448     avg: 13149     median: 12794.5 (6%)     max: 15557 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 2054     avg: 3545     median: 3692 (4%)     max: 4304 Points
min: 3693     avg: 4040     median: 3830 (4%)     max: 4597 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 10094     avg: 14766     median: 14905.5 (14%)     max: 21714 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 11724     avg: 18060     median: 19106 (7%)     max: 24384 Points
min: 20702     avg: 20744     median: 20743.5 (8%)     max: 20785 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2897     avg: 6684     median: 6865 (10%)     max: 8283 Points
min: 6745     avg: 8101     median: 8068 (11%)     max: 9885 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2867     avg: 6342     median: 6490 (6%)     max: 7471 Points