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Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen) vs Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

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 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.

Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Gen. 12 / Xe 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 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
Iris Xe G7 96EUs 96 @ 0.4 - 1.35 GHz
Iris Xe G7 80EUs compare 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 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
CodenameAlder Lake XeTiger Lake Xe
ArchitectureGen. 12Gen. 11 Ice Lake
Pipelines64 - unified96 - 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 i7-13620H10 x 1800 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
Intel Core i7-12650H10 x 1700 MHz, 45 W? MHz1400 MHz
Intel Core i3-1220P10 x 1100 MHz, 28 W? MHz1100 MHz
min. - max.? MHz850 - 1500 MHz
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 - ? MHz850 - 1550 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - UHD Graphics 64EUs
1.8 pt (5%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2.3 pt (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 935     avg: 1206     median: 1243 (4%)     max: 1537 Points
min: 789     avg: 1676     median: 1736 (5%)     max: 2133 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 830     avg: 1056     median: 1106 (3%)     max: 1336 Points
min: 707     avg: 1496     median: 1559.5 (4%)     max: 1871 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 192047     avg: 233684     median: 209544 (24%)     max: 279392 Points
min: 159203     avg: 229051     median: 208526 (24%)     max: 375145 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 44105     avg: 77363     median: 82608 (11%)     max: 92077 Points
min: 35612     avg: 77021     median: 74020 (9%)     max: 168062 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 15139     avg: 18914     median: 18265 (20%)     max: 24767 Points
min: 9231     avg: 19139     median: 19060 (20%)     max: 30468 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 19949     avg: 21951     median: 21383 (6%)     max: 27185 Points
min: 13162     avg: 26432     median: 26929.5 (7%)     max: 38578 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2275     avg: 3387     median: 3494 (6%)     max: 4318 Points
min: 2096     avg: 4469     median: 4679 (8%)     max: 6105 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2592     avg: 3635     median: 3891 (4%)     max: 4567 Points
min: 2286     avg: 4915     median: 5139 (6%)     max: 6482 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 59484     avg: 109652     median: 119715 (14%)     max: 128009 Points
min: 35195     avg: 98742     median: 89145.5 (11%)     max: 245127 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
10921 Points (6%)
min: 8379     avg: 11281     median: 11469 (6%)     max: 14527 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 1719     avg: 2343     median: 2342.5 (3%)     max: 2966 Points
min: 2054     avg: 3545     median: 3692 (4%)     max: 4304 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
17836 Points (17%)
min: 10094     avg: 14766     median: 14905.5 (14%)     max: 21714 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
18555 Points (7%)
min: 11724     avg: 18060     median: 19106 (7%)     max: 24384 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4116     avg: 5210     median: 5324 (7%)     max: 6259 Points
min: 2897     avg: 6703     median: 6873 (10%)     max: 8500 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 3886     avg: 4678     median: 5030 (4%)     max: 5566 Points
min: 2867     avg: 6355     median: 6523.5 (6%)     max: 7676 Points