Intel 11Th The General Core ‘Tiger Lake’ CPU is the first to introduce the company’s new integrated Xe graphics architecture. As laptops built around these CPUs are going on sale in many parts of the world, the company has revealed that some of them will also ship with their first discrete GPU, the Intel Iris Xe Max. In a surprise announcement, Intel has also revealed how laptops can use integrated and discrete GPUs simultaneously to increase graphics performance and speed up certain types of compute-intensive or AI-based tasks.
The name of Intel Iris Xe Max was first leaked when Intel included a product badge in its presentation. Brand recognition overhaul in September. Recently, it has recently appeared in listings from laptop manufacturers Acer laptop launch announcement.
Intel Iris Xe Max GPU is based on Xe-LP GPU similar to integrated GPU in 11th gen core Tiger lake processor. It is targeted at thin and light laptops and will be able to work with an integrated GPU. This is enabled through a software framework that Intel calls this deep link. For primary applications that can be accelerated by “stacking”, the capabilities of both GPUs include AI infrastructure and video encoding.
Deep Link is also able to dynamically manage power and thermal headroom between the GPU and the CPU, resulting in a 20 percent improvement in CPU performance when the GPU is idle. Is similar to AMD’s SmartShift Power optimization feature.
Intel Claims 7 times faster for AI-based content creation at 11Th Gen Core i7-1165G7 CPU plus Iris Xe Max GPU compared to 10 laptopTh Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU. For media encoding, Intel says it has achieved 1.78X better results than the Core i9-10980HK and GeForce RTX 2080 Super (MaxQ).
The Iris Xe Max GPU has 96 executive units, similar to the top-end integrated implementation, but has a maximum clock speed of 1.65GHz. It leverages Intel’s 10nm Superfin Transistor technology. It can take advantage of PCIe 4.0 speed to connect to the CPU, and has 4GB LPDDR4X memory with a bandwidth of 68GB. Up to four displays can be run simultaneously on HDMI 2.0B, DisplayPort 1.4 or internal EDP. Variable rate shading and adaptive sync are supported.
In terms of gaming performance, the Iris X Max is positioned against Nvidia’s GeForce MX350 entry-level discrete GPU, so you can expect to play relatively modern games at 1080p to medium levels with frame rates above 30.
Acer, Asus and Dell have simultaneously unveiled the first laptops featuring the Iris X Max GPU. The Acer Swift 3X, Asus VivoBook TP470, and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 will all go on sale in parts of the world in November.
Intel was there long ago It is promised to launch discrete GPUs in 2020, As a part of Comprehensive effort To overhaul its integrated and discrete graphics capabilities. The company hired AMD’s Radeon graphics chief, Raja Koduri, And many other prominent officers. This year at CES, DG1 discrete GPU test vehicle Shown off and distributed to developers. Intel is also committed to launch High-End Gaming GPU For desktop PCs at their recent Architecture Day event, which features hardware ray tracing and Manufactured at Third Party Foundry. Integrated XE GPUs are also starting from the desktop 11th General ‘Rocket Lake’ C.P.U. Next year.