Intel showcases their Xe graphics running Battlefield V running at 1080p 30+ FPS

That's a lot of performance for an integrated graphics processor

Intel showcases their Xe graphics running Battlefield V running at 1080p 30+ FPS

Intel showcases their Xe graphics running Battlefield V running at 1080p 30+ FPS

Ryan Shrout, Intel's Chief Performance Strategist, has released a video which showcases the performance of the Xe graphics chip inside of a "prototype Tiger Lake" system.  

The video showcases the company's Tiger Lake chip playing Battlefield V at 1080p High settings with framerates of over 30 FPS, highlighting performance levels which appear to exceed the capabilities of the Vega-based graphics chip inside of AMD's Ryzen 4000 series of graphics processors. 

What must be noted is that this is a single game and that this showcase was using a prototype system with "early drivers". This means that performance could improve as their drivers mature, but also that Intel could be using a cherry-picked game to Tiger Lake architecture look most appealing. We will need to wait for 3rd party testing to draw any firm conclusions. 

Tiger Lake is due to release onto the notebook market later this year, offering users powerful Xe integrated graphics and Intel's new "Willow Cove" CPU cores. These CPU/GPU advancements will yield Intel significant performance boosts over their existing Skylake-based and Ice Lake-based mobile processors, at least in terms of IPC. 

Below is what Ryan Shrout had to say about Tiger Lake. 

  Perks of the job! Took a prototype Tiger Lake system for a spin on Battlefield V to stretch its legs. Impressive thin and light gaming perf with Xe graphics! Early drivers/sw, but it’s the first time I’ve seen this game run like this on integrated gfx. More later this year!


What must be noted is that AMD's current-generation of Ryzen Mobile processors are Vega-based, which means that AMD has the ability to move to their more advanced RDNA and RDNA 2 graphics architectures with their future mobile processors. These architectures include alterations that increase their raw performance and their memory bandwidth efficiency, both of which will deliver sizable performance boosts. That said, we shouldn't compare Intel's latest offerings to AMD's hypothetical 2021 products.

While Tiger Lake could put Intel's integrated graphics ahead of AMD, AMD has the ability to deliver a significant performance leap with their future GPUs. Beyond that, Tiger Lake will be more limited in scope than the Ryzen 4000 series, and Intel already has its 10th Generation Comet Lake notebooks on the high-end. 

You can join the discussion on Intel's Xe graphics and Tiger Lake iGPU performance on the OC3D Forums.  

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