Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
Iris Xe MAX Graphics
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type LPDDR4x
  • Memory clock speed 4266
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 12.82

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 GB 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

12.82%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Iris Xe MAX Graphics: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating287
ArchitectureGen. 12 Xe (2020)
GPU code nameiDG1LPDEV
Market segmentLaptop
Release date31 October 2020 (2 years ago)

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 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1650 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Manufacturing process technology10 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)25 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate79.20of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeLPDDR4x
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed4266 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth68.26 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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 12.82
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

Iris Xe MAX Graphics 2009

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Iris Xe MAX Graphics 8214

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Iris Xe MAX Graphics 5658

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Iris Xe MAX Graphics 6333

3DMark Cloud Gate 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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Iris Xe MAX Graphics 36993

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

Iris Xe MAX Graphics 177442

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.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD27
1440p20
4K14

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 19
Battlefield 5 38
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
Far Cry 5 26
Far Cry New Dawn 23
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Hitman 3 33
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 23
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6
Battlefield 5 35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
Far Cry 5 25
Far Cry New Dawn 22
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Hitman 3 28
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
Metro Exodus 18
Red Dead Redemption 2 9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 34
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
Battlefield 5 33
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
Far Cry 5 24
Far Cry New Dawn 20
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 18
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Hitman 3 20−22
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 8−9
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
Battlefield 5 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 20−22
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
Hitman 3 12−14
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 11
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 12−14
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

Relative perfomance

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


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