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Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory 4 MB
- Memory type LPDDR4x
- Memory clock speed 4266
- Maximum resolution
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
Intel started Iris Xe MAX Graphics sales 31 October 2020. This is Gen. 12 Xe architecture notebook card based on 10 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 MB of LPDDR4x memory clocked at 4.27 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 68.26 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x4 interface. Power consumption is at 25 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at
percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Of Iris Xe MAX Graphics's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||233|
|Architecture||Gen. 12 Xe|
|GPU code name||iDG1LPDEV|
|Release date||31 October 2020 (less than a year ago)|
Iris Xe MAX Graphics's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Iris Xe MAX Graphics's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||96||of 10752 (GA102)|
|Boost clock speed||1650 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Manufacturing process technology||10 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||25 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||79.20||of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Iris Xe MAX Graphics's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 x4|
Parameters of memory installed on Iris Xe MAX Graphics: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
|Maximum RAM amount||4 MB||of 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)|
|Memory bus width||128 Bit||of 6144 (GRID A100A)|
|Memory clock speed||4266 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||68.26 GB/s||of 1024 (Radeon VII)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Xe MAX Graphics. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
|Display Connectors||No outputs|
APIs supported by Iris Xe MAX Graphics, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Iris Xe MAX Graphics. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
- 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
- 3DMark Fire Strike Score
- 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
- 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
- 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.
3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.
Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.
Let's see how good Iris Xe MAX Graphics is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
This video card matches 94% minimum and 81% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||19|
|Far Cry 5||26|
|Far Cry New Dawn||23|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||27|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||23|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||6|
|Far Cry 5||25|
|Far Cry New Dawn||22|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||18|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||21|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||33|
|Far Cry 5||24|
|Far Cry New Dawn||20|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||17|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||11|
Overall Iris Xe MAX Graphics performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.
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