Everyone knows about the integrated Intel UHD graphics available on all Intel CPUs. As these graphics are not the best for gaming and other graphics-intensive activities, Intel has introduced its discrete graphics card, Intel Xe DG1.
While this card does not compete with the latest graphics card offerings from NVidia or AMD, the latest Benchmarks shows this discrete graphics card has the potential to deliver a decent 1080p Gaming performance.
The initial benchmark of this Intel discrete graphics card released in April 2021 showed its performance to be inferior to the Radeon RX 550, released in 2017.
However, a recent test on the DG1 card included in a prebuilt $749.99 CyberPower PC gaming system revealed that the card could deliver a decent gaming performance across various games.
Intel Iris Xe DG1 Specifications
|Execution Units / Shading Units||80 / 640|
|Memory||4GB LPDDR4X 4266 MHz RAM|
|Clock Speed||1500 MHz Boost Clock Speed|
The low TDP is advantageous because it can be passively cooled and does not require external PCIe power connectors.
While carrying out the tests, YouTube channel ETA Prime replaced the original 8GB DDR4 3000 MHz RAM with a dual-channel 16GB DDR4 3600 MHz RAM to ensure an uplifting performance.
The system featured an 11th gen Intel Core i5 11400F CPU. Earlier, Intel had stated that the discrete graphics card DG1 could be paired with the 9th and 10th gen Intel Core CPUs alone.
The gaming benchmarks displayed promising results showing the Xe DG1 capable of handling various games at 1080p at normal to low settings. Here is the game-wise average FPS performance of the Intel Iris Xe DG1.
|Game||Resolution||Graphics Preset||Frame Rate (Average)|
|Forza Horizon 4||1080p||Low||60 to 70|
|Injustice 2||1080p||Low||55 to 60|
|Overwatch||1080p||Medium||65 to 85|
|Fortnite||1080p||Performance||130 to 180|
|Genshin Impact||1080p||Medium||55 to 60|
|Rocket League||1080p||High||80 to 100|
|GTA 5||1080p||Normal||75 to 90|
|Cyberpunk 2077||720p||Low||25 to 35|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||900p||Low||30 to 50|
Performance-wise, the Intel Iris Xe DG1 seems to be on par with the latest Ryzen APUs. However, the next version of Intel, Xe-HPG (DG2), had at least one SKU featuring 512 Rus. Thus, one can place its performance somewhere between the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080.
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