Tuesday, June 9th 2020

Intel "Tiger Lake" Gen12 Xe iGPU Compared with AMD "Renoir" Vega 8 in 3DMark "Night Raid"

Last week, reports of Intel's Gen12 Xe integrated graphics solution catching up with AMD's Radeon Vega 8 iGPU found in its latest Ryzen 4000U processors in higher-tier 3DMark tests sparked quite some intrigue. AMD's higher CPU core-count bailed the processor out in overall 3DMark 11 scores. Thanks to Thai PC enthusiast TUM_APISAK, we now have a face-off between the Core i7-1165G7 "Tiger Lake-U" processor (15 W), against AMD Ryzen 7 4800U (15 W), and the mainstream-segment Ryzen 7 4800HS (35 W), in 3DMark "Night Raid."

The "Night Raid" test is designed to evaluate iGPU performance, and takes advantage of DirectX 12. The Core i7-1165G7 falls behind both the Ryzen 7 4800U and the 4800HS in CPU score, owing to its lower CPU core count, despite higher IPC. The i7-1165G7 is a 4-core/8-thread chip featuring "Willow Cove" CPU cores, facing off against 8-core/16-thread "Zen 2" CPU setups on the two Ryzens. Things get interesting with graphics tests, where the Radeon Vega 8 solution aboard the 4800U scores 64.63 FPS in GT1, and 89.41 FPS in GT2; compared to just 27.79 FPS in GT1 and 32.05 FPS in GT2, by the Gen12 Xe iGPU in the i7-1165G7.
Source: TUM_APISAK (Twitter)
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5 Comments on Intel "Tiger Lake" Gen12 Xe iGPU Compared with AMD "Renoir" Vega 8 in 3DMark "Night Raid"

#1
Camm
I guess its a version of Intel iGPU catching up? Only 150% more to go!
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#2
john_
We all know that companies usually optimise for 3DMark FIRST, "real world benchmarks", latter. Even if Xe manages to score high on 3DMark, it could end up a very different case in games, where the driver team will have to optimise for every game indepentenly. We all know how AMD's reputation on drivers got destroyed with every new game before the consoles, when every game was written and tested on an Intel+Nvidia configuration.
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Caring1
Compare it to Vega 11 and watch those Intel tears.
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watzupken
john_
We all know that companies usually optimise for 3DMark FIRST, "real world benchmarks", latter. Even if Xe manages to score high on 3DMark, it could end up a very different case in games, where the driver team will have to optimise for every game indepentenly. We all know how AMD's reputation on drivers got destroyed with every new game before the consoles, when every game was written and tested on an Intel+Nvidia configuration.
I think there is a certain high expectation of Xe graphics due to Raja joining Intel and the marketing that Intel is drumming up. Looking forward to see what it is capable of in actual games when it is available in the second half of this year. From a CPU perspective, we should expect to see a decent IPC uplift from Ice Lake U, but I feel it will not be enough to make up for the core deficit when compared to Renoir.
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