Wednesday, May 20th 2020

Intel Showcases Ice Lake iGPU Performance in Premiere Pro 14.2

As we reported earlier this week, the release of Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2 brought GPU acceleration to select NVIDIA and AMD GPUs taking advantage of NVIDIA's NVENC chips to boost encoding and decoding speeds. Intel has now showcased the improvements to encoding and decoding with Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) on 11th generation iGPUs found in mobile Ice Lake chips with Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2.

Compared to the previous 9th generation graphics found in Skylake and Kabylake CPUs the new 11th generation iGPUs perform anywhere from 49-82% better. While impressive, these performance gains can only be found on limited low power 10 nm mobile chips with a maximum of four cores and are yet to arrive on desktop platforms.
Source: Intel
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5 Comments on Intel Showcases Ice Lake iGPU Performance in Premiere Pro 14.2

#1
watzupken
Actually if you look at the performance closely and the specs between the 2 graphic solutions, the improvement isn't impressive. The increase from 24 EUs on the Whiskey Lake processor to the 64 EUs on the Ice Lake G7 GPU yields 49 to 82% improvements while its advertised as 2x faster encode speed. But still its better than nothing.
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jeremyshaw
watzupken
Actually if you look at the performance closely and the specs between the 2 graphic solutions, the improvement isn't impressive. The increase from 24 EUs on the Whiskey Lake processor to the 64 EUs on the Ice Lake G7 GPU yields 49 to 82% improvements while its advertised as 2x faster encode speed. But still its better than nothing.
Does the encode for Intel CPUs use the EUs? Don't they have an ASIC for that (Quicksync?), same as Nvidia NVENC and AMD's solution?

Or are the EUs still engaged in this somehow?
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#3
londiste
Intel has now showcased the improvements to encoding and decoding with Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) on 11th generation iGPUs found in mobile Ice Lake chips with Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2.
This is the encoding ASIC performance.
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#4
ZoneDymo
so someone explain this to me, this is only for mobile cpu's right?
Like why does this "new" 10 series not have this igpu? should be good for streaming with quicktime I would think?
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#5
Chrispy_
There are plenty of Intel desktops and Nettops sold that rely on the IGP, so this is good news, not that many of those buyers really even understand or care.

The real issue is that it's wasteful. AMD reduced the CU count on Renoir because they were already bumping up against the DDR4 bandwidth bottleneck with Vega 8 in Raven Ridge, back in 2017. LPDDR4X gives them a little more breathing room but you can already tell from early reviews that the massively faster clockspeeds of the new Renoir Vega CUs still don't translate into equivalent gains unless LPDDR4X is used - and even then, it's not as much of a gain as you'd expect given the clockspeed bump.
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