Intel has repeatedly noted that the integrated GPUs and individual discrete solutions will be united by the Xe brand. If the latter, especially in the entry-level versions, leave a lot of questions, then there is no escape from the integrated GPUs. After all, what’s the difference if an integrated GPU is called Gen XX or Xe? The main thing here is performance. And now we have the opportunity to evaluate it.
In the 3DMark benchmark, one of the CPUs of the promising Tiger Lake line was lit up – such will be equipped with the Xe GPU. And in order to understand how good the integrated graphics processor is in it, an eight-core AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS eight-core APU with the Vega 8 graphics core is taken for comparison. How about the results?
It can be seen that Intel Xe is slightly faster than Vega 8 – 6.7% or 13.8% depending on the test and 10.5% in the final evaluation of the graphics subsystem. Given that this is an Intel Xe engineering sample, one might think that in commodity CPUs the performance will be even higher. But for now, the question of the timeliness of Tiger Lake is open: if the 7-nanometer Ryzen 9 4900HS, like any other APU line, is already almost a reality, then the 10-nanometer Tiger Lake was promised only by the end of the year. And this is before the outbreak of coronavirus, which changed plans and confused the roadmaps of many companies. So it is possible that Intel Xe in Tiger Lake will fight the Ryzen 5000 GPU Vega GPUs – and that will be a completely different story.
By the way, for complete objectivity, since we are talking about Tiger Lake, the CPU rating is not enough. If the perspective Intel processor has a (so far) slight advantage in terms of graphics, then in terms of CPU it simply “drains”. 73.4% in favor of the Ryzen 9 4900HS – an eloquent result.