Intel introduced Iris Xe Max discrete graphics for laptops
Intel has expanded the range of branded products with the release of a graphics accelerator for laptops based on the Xe-LP architecture. According to the chipmaker, the new video card is optimized for working with Intel Core processors of the 11th generation and is designed for both content creation and for running games on laptops.
The graphics chip is made using a 10nm process technology using Intel's SuperFin technology, which, according to the company, provides a 20% performance increase compared to integrated models.
The video card received the same 96 computational units as the older "embedded" in the Tiger Lake family of processors, but its operating frequency is 1.65 GHz (versus 1.35 GHz). The new product is equipped with 4 GB of its own LPDDR4X video memory with a bandwidth of 68 GB/s and supports PCIe 4.0, HDMI 2.0 b, and DisplayPort 1.4 interfaces, as well as the DirectX 12.1 API.
According to Intel's internal testing, the gaming performance of the Iris Xe Max slightly exceeds the capabilities of the GeForce MX350. Judging by the diagram presented, in a number of popular titles, the new product is able to provide 30 or more fps at 1080p resolution at medium or low-quality settings.
Discrete graphics Iris Xe Max has already appeared in laptops Acer Swift 3x, ASUS VivoBook Flip TP470, and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 in combination with processors of the Tiger Lake series.