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Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) vs Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs

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.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used for the Ryzen 7 APUs of the Renoir generation (Ryzen 4000 Mobile) and Cezanne (Ryzen 5000 Mobile). The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 8 CUs (= 512 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1,750 MHz (Ryzen 7 4800U) or 2,100 MHz (Ryzen 9 5980HX). The performance depends on the configured TDP (12-25 W at launch), the clocks, the cooling, and the memory configuration). The GPU should benefit from fast dual-channel DDR4-3200 RAM (contrary to DDR4-2133 single-channel, which is also possible). Compared to the similar Radeon RX Vega 8 in the Raven Ridge generation (Ryzen 2000 Mobile), the GPU is clocked significantly higher (1.750 versus 1.100 MHz Boost, +59%).

The Vega architecture offers some improvements over the Polaris generation and now supports DirectX 12 Feature Level 12_1. More information is available in our dedicated article about the Raven Ridge architecture.

The performance is clearly faster than the old RX Vega 8 thanks to the higher clock speed and faster main memory (if used). Still it is positioned in the entry level (compared to dedicated graphics cards) and only suited for low demanding games.

Thanks to the modern 7nm process and clever power-saving features, the power consumption is comparatively low (according to AMD), so the graphics card can also be used for slim and light notebooks.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs

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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.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUsAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
Gen. 12 / Xe 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 32EUs 32 @ 1.25 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 24EUs (Alder Lake-N) 24 @ 0.45 - 0.75 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 16 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 2.1 GHz
Vega 7 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 0.4 - 1.5 GHz
Vega 5 320 @ 1.4 GHz
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 32EUs 32 @ 1.25 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 24EUs (Alder Lake-N) 24 @ 0.45 - 0.75 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 16 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
CodenameTiger Lake XeVegaTiger Lake Xe
ArchitectureGen. 11 Ice LakeVegaGen. 11 Ice Lake
Pipelines96 - unified512 - unified80 - unified
Core Speed400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz2100 (Boost) MHz400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesnoyes
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption28 Watt15 Watt28 Watt
technology10 nm7 nm10 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)QuickSync
Date of Announcement15.08.2020 07.01.2020 15.08.2020
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
CPU in Vega 8GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G8 x 3800 MHz, 65 W? MHz2000 MHz
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750G8 x 3800 MHz, 65 W? MHz2000 MHz
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX8 x 3300 MHz, 54 W? MHz2100 MHz
min. - max.? - 400 MHz950 - 2100 MHz
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 - 2100 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 - Vega 8
1.7 pt (5%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.8 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 789     avg: 1676     median: 1736 (5%)     max: 2133 Points
min: 620     avg: 1317     median: 1324 (4%)     max: 1781 Points
min: 630     avg: 1314     median: 1333 (4%)     max: 1731 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 707     avg: 1496     median: 1559.5 (4%)     max: 1871 Points
min: 540     avg: 1156     median: 1163 (3%)     max: 1557 Points
min: 561     avg: 1170     median: 1179 (3%)     max: 1511 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 159203     avg: 229051     median: 208526 (24%)     max: 375145 Points
min: 186037     avg: 267505     median: 299071 (34%)     max: 335708 Points
min: 79355     avg: 167735     median: 166479 (19%)     max: 321464 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 35612     avg: 77021     median: 74020 (9%)     max: 168062 Points
min: 84227     avg: 111810     median: 108690 (14%)     max: 147236 Points
min: 27687     avg: 56325     median: 62965 (8%)     max: 96826 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 9231     avg: 19139     median: 19060 (20%)     max: 30468 Points
min: 13147     avg: 22389     median: 22461 (24%)     max: 30291 Points
min: 5327     avg: 16450     median: 16480.5 (18%)     max: 25911 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 13162     avg: 26432     median: 26929.5 (7%)     max: 38578 Points
min: 13941     avg: 26903     median: 27084 (7%)     max: 36134 Points
min: 6361     avg: 21769     median: 21817.5 (6%)     max: 30894 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2096     avg: 4469     median: 4679 (8%)     max: 6105 Points
min: 1572     avg: 3345     median: 3424 (6%)     max: 4590 Points