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Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs vs Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen) vs Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs

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The Intel UHD Graphics Xe Graphics G4 (Tiger-Lake U GPU with 48 EUs) is a integrated graphics card in the low end Tiger-Lake U CPUs (15 Watt, e.g. Core i3 11th Gen). 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 MX230 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 fastest Ice Lake iGPU (Iris Plus G7), the 48 EU version in an i3 should be slightly faster. 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+ process (improved 10nm process) at Intel and therefore should offer a very good efficiency.

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 Xe G4 48EUsIntel 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 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 Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 16 @ 0.35 - 1.45 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 Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 16 @ 0.35 - 1.45 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 Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 16 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
CodenameTiger Lake XeAlder Lake XeTiger Lake Xe
ArchitectureGen. 11 Ice LakeGen. 12Gen. 11 Ice Lake
Pipelines48 - unified64 - unified96 - unified
Core Speed350 - 1450 (Boost) MHz1400 (Boost) MHz400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption28 Watt28 Watt
technology10 nm10 nm10 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSyncQuickSync
Date of Announcement15.08.2020 04.01.2022 15.08.2020
CPU in UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUsGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i5-12450H8 x 1500 MHz, 45 W? MHz1200 MHz
Intel Core i3-1125G44 x 2000 MHz, 28 W400 MHz1250 MHz
Intel Pentium 85055 x 900 MHz, 15 W? MHz1100 MHz
min. - max.400 MHz? - 1250 MHz
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.? - 400 MHz850 - 1400 MHz
CPU in Iris Xe G7 96EUsGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i9-12900HK14 x 1800 MHz, 45 W? MHz1450 MHz
Intel Core i9-12900H14 x 1800 MHz, 45 W? MHz1450 MHz
Intel Core i7-12800H14 x 1800 MHz, 45 W? MHz1400 MHz
min. - max.400 MHz850 - 1450 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
6 pt (7%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - UHD Graphics 64EUs
11.6 pt (13%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Xe G7 96EUs
10.2 pt (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 715     avg: 834     median: 804 (4%)     max: 1018 Points
1537 Points (8%)
min: 789     avg: 1621     median: 1672.5 (9%)     max: 2095 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 634     avg: 746     median: 723 (3%)     max: 913 Points
1336 Points (6%)
min: 707     avg: 1458     median: 1512 (7%)     max: 1830 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 73098     avg: 97350     median: 97415.5 (13%)     max: 121471 Points
192047 Points (26%)
min: 180392     avg: 201870     median: 203857 (27%)     max: 241349 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 41710     avg: 47311     median: 45259 (6%)     max: 54963 Points
92077 Points (13%)
min: 45789     avg: 63611     median: 55351.5 (8%)     max: 88727 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 4925     avg: 8748     median: 9268 (11%)     max: 12074 Points
24767 Points (30%)
min: 9231     avg: 18085     median: 18073.5 (22%)     max: 26837 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 11270     avg: 14669     median: 14819 (6%)     max: 19209 Points
27185 Points (11%)
min: 13162     avg: 26154     median: 26752 (11%)     max: 38040 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 1362     avg: 1906     median: 1949 (5%)     max: 2842 Points
4182 Points (10%)
min: 2096     avg: 4315     median: 4450 (11%)     max: 5675 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1643     avg: 2185     median: 2250 (4%)     max: 3114 Points
4452 Points (8%)
min: 2286     avg: 4815     median: 5092 (10%)     max: 5955 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 48107     avg: 62475     median: 63020 (8%)     max: 76298 Points
128009 Points (17%)
min: 60011     avg: 85859     median: 78976.5 (11%)     max: 119768 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
16789 Points (100%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
28890 Points (68%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
9566 Points (80%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
12146 Points (47%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 1593     avg: 1781     median: 1730 (4%)     max: 2072 Points
2966 Points (6%)
min: 2054     avg: 3318     median: 3468.5 (7%)     max: 4130 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 5276     avg: 7683     median: 7436 (9%)     max: 10585 Points
17836 Points (21%)
min: 10094     avg: 14033     median: 13551 (16%)     max: 17552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 7984     avg: 10703     median: 10838 (6%)     max: 13151 Points
18555 Points (10%)
min: 11724     avg: 17299     median: 17700 (10%)     max: 21795 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1991     avg: 3142     median: 3112 (6%)     max: 4205 Points
6187 Points (13%)
min: 2897     avg: 6591     median: 6851 (14%)     max: 7917 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2156     avg: 3153     median: 3133 (5%)     max: 3902 Points
5450 Points (8%)
min: 2867     avg: 6338     median: 6602 (10%)     max: 7134 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
10650 Points (3%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
22757 Points (7%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
min: 17234     avg: 21043     median: 21478.5 (6%)     max: 23981 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
9484 Points (7%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
18466 Points (14%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
min: 16531     avg: 20146     median: 20050.5 (15%)     max: 23952 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 23832     avg: 30375     median: 30375 (42%)     max: 36918 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
3DMark 06
11040 Points (17%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
33042 Points (50%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
min: 19983     avg: 26129     median: 27110 (41%)     max: 32422 Points
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark 06
24558 Points (37%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 14.9     avg: 15.5     median: 15.5 (7%)     max: 16 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
23.1 fps (4%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
37.3 fps (16%)
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
3.4 fps (1%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
18.4 fps (7%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
11.1 fps (7%)
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
39.2 fps (14%)
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
0.4 fps (1%)
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
8.4 fps (4%)
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
37.1 fps (13%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
38.8 fps (10%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 11.66     avg: 30.7     median: 30.7 (14%)     max: 49.7 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 5.29     avg: 5.7     median: 5.7 (1%)     max: 6.19 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
min: 18.4     avg: 20.1     median: 20.1 (8%)     max: 21.71 fps
specvp13 medical-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 8.47     avg: 10.8     median: 10.8 (6%)     max: 13.1 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 39.3     avg: 39.9     median: 39.9 (7%)     max: 40.42 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 3.64     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (3%)     max: 4.02 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 3.38     avg: 18.8     median: 18.8 (5%)     max: 34.2 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 52.9     avg: 57     median: 57 (12%)     max: 61 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 37.94     avg: 38.2     median: 38.2 (10%)     max: 38.5 fps
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
14 fps (4%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
6.2 fps (1%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
6 fps (12%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
55.9 fps (13%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
3.6 fps (3%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
24.1 fps (15%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
12.2 fps (10%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
14.1 fps (8%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 6630     avg: 9660     median: 9659.5 (7%)     max: 12689 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
18561 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
min: 13620     avg: 15663     median: 15614 (11%)     max: 17174 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
28.9 fps (11%)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
83.6 fps (30%)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
min: 54.2     avg: 65.7     median: 67.8 (25%)     max: 75.3 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 45.1     avg: 63.8     median: 62.6 (17%)     max: 88.5 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
117.3 fps (32%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
min: 53.1     avg: 96.1     median: 98.8 (27%)     max: 128.5 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
97.8 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
97.8 % (98%)