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Tiger Lake Iris Xe G7 and GeForce MX350 are neck-to-neck in 3DMark — so why is the Intel chip still so much slower when gaming?

Tiger Lake Iris Xe G7 3DMark scores rival the GeForce MX350 — so why is it still so much slower when gaming? (Image source: Nvidia)
Tiger Lake Iris Xe G7 3DMark scores rival the GeForce MX350 — so why is it still so much slower when gaming? (Image source: Nvidia)
Unoptimized drivers, a shared TDP pool, and lack of VRAM on the Iris Xe G7 may be attributing to some steep performance deficits when compared to the GeForce MX150, MX250, or MX350 series when running certain games. A select few titles, however, show the Intel chip to be on par with Nvidia.

We've just finished testing a small handful of Intel Evo Ultrabooks equipped with the 11th gen Core i7-1165G7 CPU and integrated Iris Xe G7 graphics. This GPU in particular has been touted as being an alternative to the popular GeForce MX series and 3DMark results certainly suggest so with scores that are neck-to-neck between the two. When running actual games, however, the Nvidia GPU will still almost always outperform Intel's new fancy chip by as much as 80 percent in some titles despite what 3DMark is telling us as shown by the comparison charts below.

Games we've tested that run faster on the GeForce MX350 than the Iris Xe G7 include the following:

  • GTA V
  • DOTA 2
  • X-Plane
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • The Division 2
  • Borderlands 3
  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • Anno 1800
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

We have a few theories on why this might be happening. The first is poorer driver optimization from Intel when compared to the more mature drivers from Nvidia. The few Tiger Lake systems we benchmarked were running on pre-release graphics drivers that will surely be updated once they hit retail. It's unlikely that driver updates will close the frame rate gap significantly, but they will at least alleviate some of the issues we experienced.

Our second theory is that Intel might have focused on optimizing its graphics drivers specifically for 3DMark because most tech outlets use 3DMark as a standard of sorts. This may be considered borderline cheating, but we've mentioned in the past that 3DMark can be a poor tool anyway for comparing GPUs of different families such as the Iris Xe G7 to the GeForce MX350. Instead, the tool is at its best when comparing GPUs within the same family (i.e., Intel Iris to Iris or Nvidia GeForce to GeForce).

Our last theory involves the shared TDP pool with the CPU and the lack of VRAM. Unlike the discrete GeForce MX350, the integrated Iris Xe G7 must share resources with the CPU under the same 15 W to 28 W power envelope. This power balance is much more delicate as a stressed CPU will mean fewer resources for the GPU and vice versa. Meanwhile, the shared system RAM may save on motherboard space and overall power consumption, but it will never be as ideal as a pool of dedicated VRAM for gaming.

We still have to test more Tiger Lake Iris Xe G7 laptops before jumping to more conclusions. So far, however, users with GeForce MX laptops shouldn't feel like they're missing out very much performance-wise by skipping 11th gen Tiger Lake-U.

3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
27289 Points
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (13941 - 36134, n=45)
26945 Points
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (13162 - 38040, n=168)
26187 Points
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (23194 - 26239, n=9)
24858 Points
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
5139 Points
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2286 - 6143, n=203)
4894 Points
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (3999 - 4656, n=14)
4390 Points
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (1694 - 5041, n=53)
3677 Points
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (707 - 1871, n=200)
1491 Points
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
1401 Points
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (1123 - 1595, n=12)
1322 Points
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (540 - 1557, n=53)
1156 Points
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (789 - 2133, n=197)
1670 Points
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
1541 Points
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (1219 - 1752, n=12)
1465 Points
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (620 - 1781, n=54)
1317 Points
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
4471 Points
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2096 - 5770, n=200)
4446 Points
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (3615 - 4196, n=14)
3975 Points
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (1572 - 4590, n=53)
3346 Points
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (13147 - 30291, n=45)
22452 Points
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (9231 - 27068, n=167)
18883 Points
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
16127 Points
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (11700 - 18419, n=9)
15613 Points
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
6563 Points
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2867 - 7471, n=191)
6342 Points
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (5191 - 6540, n=13)
6142 Points
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (3459 - 7591, n=53)
5920 Points
1280x720 Performance Combined
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1926 - 7238, n=190)
5506 Points
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (4363 - 5341, n=13)
5089 Points
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
4691 Points
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (1708 - 5798, n=53)
3937 Points
GTA V
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (141 - 156, n=3)
147.7 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (53.6 - 160, n=47)
100.4 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (52 - 157, n=152)
97.4 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
81.7 (15.4min, 35.7P1 - 162max) fps
1920x1080 Lowest Settings possible
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (86.9 - 108.5, n=2)
97.7 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (34.7 - 115.4, n=127)
72.4 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (30.5 - 101, n=32)
64.2 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
55.2 (12min, 22.2P1 - 128max) fps
1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (115 - 137.3, n=3)
129.6 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (34 - 148, n=42)
87.7 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (24.1 - 137, n=155)
81.9 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
66.6 (14.4min, 22.7P1 - 131max) fps
1920x1080 Normal/Off AF:4x
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (69 - 108.7, n=2)
88.9 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (31.7 - 104, n=32)
65.5 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (20 - 109, n=128)
64 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
48.4 (9.05min, 16.1P1 - 122max) fps
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (45.8 - 49.5, n=3)
47.4 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (13.8 - 40.6, n=44)
26.1 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (9.39 - 51.6, n=147)
22.7 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
18.7 (6.48min, 9.26P1 - 104max) fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1280x720 Lite Quality
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (36.5 - 49.2, n=5)
44.8 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (14.9 - 56.5, n=171)
39.1 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (21.9 - 50.1, n=51)
35.5 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
35.4 fps
1920x1080 Standard Quality
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (20.4 - 23.9, n=5)
22.4 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10.5 - 28, n=167)
21.7 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
20.8 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (11.7 - 25, n=46)
17.9 fps
Dota 2 Reborn
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (102.8 - 145, n=14)
122.9 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (67.9 - 152, n=56)
108.3 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (36 - 148, n=203)
99.7 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
76.9 (40.9min) fps
1366x768 med (1/3)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (93.8 - 130, n=14)
110.6 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (49.9 - 122.3, n=56)
86.2 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (31.6 - 108.5, n=203)
75.3 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
67.4 (45.7min) fps
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (64.1 - 88.4, n=14)
81.1 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (23.2 - 88.1, n=203)
53.6 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (25.5 - 76.7, n=56)
51.9 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
46.4 (25.8min) fps
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (52.3 - 80.6, n=14)
72.5 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (20.6 - 78.5, n=203)
48.9 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (23.3 - 72, n=56)
48.7 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
42.3 (27.3min) fps
X-Plane 11.11
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (49.1 - 90.8, n=14)
68.1 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
50.1 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (26.9 - 64.9, n=56)
44.4 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (13.4 - 88.4, n=203)
41.2 fps
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (35.5 - 72.3, n=14)
55.9 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
35.4 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (11.6 - 69.5, n=204)
35.1 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (21.1 - 49.6, n=56)
34.8 fps
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (30.2 - 63.7, n=14)
48 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
32.6 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (11.1 - 59.8, n=203)
31.6 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (19.1 - 43.1, n=56)
30.6 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (52 - 75.3, n=8)
62.1 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (54.3 - 68, n=4)
61.8 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (29 - 63, n=23)
44.9 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
41 (27min - 87max) fps
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (22 - 24, n=4)
23.2 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (20.1 - 27.7, n=8)
23 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (11 - 35.6, n=23)
21.8 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
18 (14min - 35max) fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey - 1280x720 Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (48 - 49, n=2)
48.5 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (25 - 32, n=2)
28.5 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
25 (8min - 40max) fps
Apex Legends
1280x720 Minimum Settings
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (76.6 - 94, n=2)
85.3 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (70.1 - 111.2, n=3)
84 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
80.8 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
70.6 (53min - 92max) fps
1920x1080 Medium Settings AA:TS AF:4x
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (30.8 - 47.1, n=3)
37.8 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (33.1 - 40.6, n=2)
36.9 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
34.7 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30.8 (24min - 36max) fps
Metro Exodus
1280x720 Low Quality AF:4x
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (39.2 - 54.7, n=8)
45.7 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (28.2 - 45.5, n=13)
39.1 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (34.8 - 39.1, n=2)
37 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
28.2 (15.8min - 44.9max) fps
1920x1080 Medium Quality AF:4x
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (15 - 32.2, n=13)
20.3 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (14.6 - 24.1, n=8)
19.2 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
15 (7.1min - 22.2max) fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (14.5 - 14.9, n=2)
14.7 fps
The Division 2
1280x720 Low Preset (100% Res. Scale)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (53 - 57, n=2)
55 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
44 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (30 - 51, n=2)
40.5 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30 fps
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (27 - 28, n=2)
27.5 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (17 - 28, n=2)
22.5 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
21 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
17 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms
1280x720 Low (incl textures)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (79.8 - 91.9, n=2)
85.9 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (59.3 - 93.7, n=4)
77.6 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
76.2 (, 88P1max: 60max) fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
66.4 fps
1920x1080 Medium (incl textures)
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (19.8 - 34.2, n=4)
28 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
26.2 (22min - 30max) fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (22.2 - 30.1, n=2)
26.2 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
20.2 fps
Borderlands 3
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (60.1 - 82.2, n=8)
68.5 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (65.9 - 68.2, n=2)
67.1 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (33.9 - 59.1, n=16)
50.2 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
39.3 fps
1920x1080 Medium Overall Quality (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (26.3 - 27.3, n=2)
26.8 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (22.9 - 31.7, n=8)
26.6 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (15.8 - 27.8, n=16)
23.7 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
19.7 fps
Doom Eternal
1280x720 Low Preset
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (56.9 - 84, n=2)
70.5 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (42.1 - 56.7, n=2)
49.4 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
42.1 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
 
40.2 fps
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (26.5 - 60.9, n=2)
43.7 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.4 - 30.9, n=2)
26.2 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
21.4 fps
The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (28.9 - 110, n=179)
83.8 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (54.9 - 86, n=12)
77.3 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
74.4 (38min - 89max) fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (27.2 - 89, n=46)
65.9 fps
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.4 - 74.1, n=177)
53.3 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (35.2 - 51.9, n=13)
45.2 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
41 (37min - 45max) fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (19.6 - 55.2, n=34)
40.7 fps
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10.6 - 45.9, n=182)
28.6 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (20.6 - 29.9, n=13)
26.3 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
25.4 (22min - 29max) fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (8.7 - 26.8, n=45)
20.6 fps
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (10.1 - 17.5, n=12)
15.4 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8.79 - 20.1, n=172)
14 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (7.07 - 17.6, n=48)
13.7 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
11.9 (9min - 14max) fps
Far Cry New Dawn
1280x720 Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (55 - 56, n=2)
55.5 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (39 - 66, n=9)
50.1 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (29 - 53, n=16)
45.5 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
38 (29min - 49max) fps
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (28 - 28, n=2)
28 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (16 - 31, n=16)
26.4 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (20 - 32, n=9)
25.1 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
23 (16min - 30max) fps
Dirt Rally 2.0
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset AF:2x
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (113.6 - 119.2, n=2)
116.4 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (114 - 116.4, n=2)
115.2 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
113.6 (98min - 135max) fps
1920x1080 Medium Preset AF:4x
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (43.8 - 49.5, n=2)
46.7 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
43.8 (35min - 51max) fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (40.3 - 41.8, n=2)
41.1 fps
Anno 1800
1280x720 Low Graphics Quality (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (58.4 - 79.4, n=2)
68.9 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (50.8 - 79.2, n=2)
65 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
50.8 (45min - 57max) fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
49.4 fps
1920x1080 Medium Graphics Quality (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (30.3 - 35.5, n=2)
32.9 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (19.9 - 29.3, n=2)
24.6 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
21 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
19.9 (17min - 25max) fps
Control
1280x720 Low Quality Preset (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (51.6 - 53.2, n=2)
52.4 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (42.9 - 59.7, n=2)
51.3 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
51.3 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
42.9 (36min - 51max) fps
1920x1080 Medium Quality Preset (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (16.9 - 18.1, n=2)
17.5 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
17.1 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (14.1 - 19.6, n=2)
16.9 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14.1 (11min - 17max) fps
GRID 2019
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (67.5 - 85.3, n=2)
76.4 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
67.5 (56min - 79max) fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (59.4 - 71.9, n=2)
65.7 fps
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (36.9 - 42.9, n=2)
39.9 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
36.9 (31.8min - 41.8max) fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (26.4 - 28, n=2)
27.2 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - 1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
33.4 fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (26.2 - 36.9, n=2)
31.6 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (11.8 - 21.8, n=2)
16.8 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
11.8 (7min - 16max) fps
Hunt Showdown - 1280x720 Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (59.1 - 59.1, n=2)
59.1 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
49.3 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (38 - 60, n=2)
49 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
38 (28min - 49max) fps
Gears Tactics
1280x720 Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (128 - 141.5, n=2)
134.8 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (97 - 142.1, n=2)
119.6 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
97 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (77.7 - 110.1, n=2)
93.9 fps
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (48 - 52.1, n=2)
50.1 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (39.3 - 57, n=3)
48.8 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
39.3 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (29.7 - 41.2, n=2)
35.5 fps
F1 2020
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (98.7 - 102, n=2)
100.4 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (60.1 - 127, n=13)
96.3 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (49 - 98.8, n=30)
80.4 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
70 (54min - 80max) fps
1920x1080 Medium Preset AF:16x
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (48.3 - 49, n=2)
48.7 fps
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (27.6 - 58.9, n=12)
44.8 fps
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (23.1 - 51.9, n=30)
41.9 fps
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
40 (33min - 47max) fps
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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 10 > Tiger Lake Iris Xe G7 and GeForce MX350 are neck-to-neck in 3DMark — so why is the Intel chip still so much slower when gaming?
Allen Ngo, 2020-10- 3 (Update: 2020-10- 3)