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Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen) vs Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs

Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)

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The Intel UHD Graphics 80EUs (12th Gen Alder Lake GPU, Xe Architecture with 80 EUs) is an integrated graphics card in the mid range Alder-Lake CPUs. It is using the new Xe architecture (Gen12) and was introduced with the Alder Lake-H series. In theoretical benchmarks the GPU is on par with the Radeon RX Vega 8 (iGPU of Ryzen 4000 CPUs) but in games the performance is a bit worse due to less optimized drivers (in 2022). E.g. in our tests only low demanding games like GRID Legends were playable in low settings.

The SoC is manufactured in an improved 10nm process (called Intel 7).

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 UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
Gen. 12 / Xe Series
Iris Xe G7 96EUs compare 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 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
Iris Xe G7 96EUs compare 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 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
CodenameAlder Lake XeTiger Lake Xe
ArchitectureGen. 12Gen. 11 Ice Lake
Pipelines64 - unified80 - unified
Core Speed1400 (Boost) MHz400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
technology10 nm10 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Date of Announcement04.01.2022 15.08.2020
Power Consumption28 Watt
CPU in UHD Graphics 64EUsGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-12650H10 x 1700 MHz, 45 W? MHz1400 MHz
Intel Core i3-1220P10 x 1100 MHz, 28 W? MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i3-1215U6 x 900 MHz, 15 W? MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i3-1210U6 x 700 MHz, 9 W? MHz850 MHz
min. - max.? MHz850 - 1400 MHz
CPU in Iris Xe G7 80EUsGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i5-12600H12 x 2000 MHz, 45 W? MHz1400 MHz
Intel Core i5-12500H12 x 1800 MHz, 45 W? MHz1300 MHz
Intel Core i5-1250P12 x 1200 MHz, 28 W? MHz1400 MHz
min. - max.400 - ? MHz850 - 1400 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - UHD Graphics 64EUs
11.3 pt (13%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Xe G7 80EUs
8.5 pt (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
1537 Points (8%)
min: 833     avg: 1268     median: 1274 (6%)     max: 1689 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
1336 Points (6%)
min: 743     avg: 1132     median: 1134 (5%)     max: 1511 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
192047 Points (22%)
min: 79355     avg: 145713     median: 159077 (19%)     max: 173584 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
92077 Points (13%)
min: 27687     avg: 53627     median: 62965 (9%)     max: 74754 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
24767 Points (27%)
min: 5327     avg: 15332     median: 15186 (16%)     max: 20521 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
27185 Points (11%)
min: 6361     avg: 20918     median: 20679 (8%)     max: 30894 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
4182 Points (10%)
min: 1177     avg: 3232     median: 3101.5 (7%)     max: 4445 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
4452 Points (7%)
min: 1560     avg: 3603     median: 3463 (6%)     max: 4847 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
128009 Points (17%)
min: 25199     avg: 74580     median: 85269.5 (11%)     max: 95710 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
10921 Points (9%)
min: 5244     avg: 8363     median: 9325 (8%)     max: 11404 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
2966 Points (6%)
min: 1257     avg: 2301     median: 2438 (5%)     max: 3147 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
17836 Points (21%)
min: 7611     avg: 12563     median: 12890.5 (16%)     max: 15740 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
18555 Points (10%)
min: 7524     avg: 14270     median: 14847 (8%)     max: 19367 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
6187 Points (13%)
min: 2254     avg: 5297     median: 5363 (11%)     max: 6566 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
5450 Points (8%)
min: 2246     avg: 5096     median: 5205 (7%)     max: 6120 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
22757 Points (7%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
18466 Points (13%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
3DMark 06
33042 Points (48%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
min: 15617     avg: 20890     median: 23181 (34%)     max: 23871 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
17.4 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
43.8 fps (14%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
57.3 fps (25%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
63.2 fps (12%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
18561 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
min: 13678     avg: 45817     median: 14413.5 (10%)     max: 140763 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
83.6 fps (30%)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
min: 55.6     avg: 60.5     median: 59.6 (22%)     max: 68.87 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
117.3 fps (30%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
min: 8.74     avg: 82.2     median: 85.1 (22%)     max: 103 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
97.8 % (98%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
398.3 fps (12%)
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
157.5 fps (5%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
320.3 fps (3%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
256.9 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
234.5 fps (64%)
86.6 fps (24%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
234.9 fps (18%)
170.4 fps (13%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
17.9 fps (21%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
73.5 fps (47%)
32.4 fps (21%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
42.4 fps (14%)
min: 38.68     avg: 43.1     median: 43.1 (14%)     max: 47.5 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
118.7 fps (58%)
50.5 fps (25%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
118.5 fps (16%)
min: 91.4     avg: 105.8     median: 105.8 (14%)     max: 120.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
103.8 fps (3%)
40.9 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
101.4 fps (0%)
91.4 fps (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
743 Samples/s (3%)
min: 286     avg: 489     median: 489 (2%)     max: 692 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
2059 Samples/s (4%)
min: 1176     avg: 1685     median: 1685 (3%)     max: 2194 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
2657 Points (5%)
min: 2101     avg: 2738     median: 2792 (5%)     max: 3267 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 17.4     avg: 32.8     median: 32.5 (5%)     max: 50.4 Watt