Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics: specs and benchmarks

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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 4 MB
  • Memory type LPDDR4x
  • Memory clock speed 4266
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 19.07
Graphics card Technical data and tests
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
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Summary

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

19.07%

percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Iris Xe MAX Graphics's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating233
ArchitectureGen. 12 Xe
GPU code nameiDG1LPDEV
Market segmentLaptop
Release date31 October 2020 (less than a year ago)
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Technical specs

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 cores96of 10752 (GA102)
Boost clock speed1650 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology10 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)25 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate79.20of 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.

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x4

Memory

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.

Memory typeLPDDR4x
Maximum RAM amount4 MBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed4266 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth68.26 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory-

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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by Iris Xe MAX Graphics, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Iris Xe MAX Graphics. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

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.

Iris Xe MAX Graphics 19.07
  • 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.

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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.

Iris Xe MAX Graphics 6222

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.

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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.

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Game benchmarks

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.

1080p27
1440p20
4K14

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 19
Battlefield 5 38
Cyberpunk 2077 14
Far Cry 5 26
Far Cry New Dawn 23
Hitman 3 33
Red Dead Redemption 2 27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 23

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6
Battlefield 5 35
Cyberpunk 2077 11
Far Cry 5 25
Far Cry New Dawn 22
Hitman 3 28
Metro Exodus 18
Red Dead Redemption 2 18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 33

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Battlefield 5 33
Far Cry 5 24
Far Cry New Dawn 20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 17

3840x2160
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 11

Relative perfomance

Overall Iris Xe MAX Graphics performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


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