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[Comparison] Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 vs Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 – The Xe Graphics is on fire, being up to twice better than the Iris Plus Graphics

Intel has come a long way in regard to their iGPUs. We remember their old Intel HD Graphics that were a pain to use and offered next to no reason to use them, besides the fact that they were essentially free and came bundled with your CPU. Nowadays, however, Intel has made strides in order to improve their GPUs and compete in the market that is so heavily dominated by AMD and NVIDIA. Here is our Top Laptop Graphics Ranking, where we have ranked the best laptop graphics in the market.

You can find more information about both GPUs here: Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7

Specs table

When you look at the specs, both GPUs seem pretty similar, in terms of the manufacturing process and the frequency. However, the higher core count of the newer Iris Xe should help it pull ahead of its older sibling.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
Manufacturing process10nm+10nm
Cores9664
Frequency: Base/Max300MHz/1250MHz300MHz/1100MHz
Memory typeshared memoryshared memory

 

GPU benchmarks

These results are insane. That big of a jump in performance from one generation to the next is almost unheard of. The Intel Iris Xe Graphics managed to win in every single test that we threw at it. In 3D Mark Fire Strike Iris Plus Graphics was 46% worse than the Iris Xe Graphics, in Unigine Heaven 4.0 it was 50% worse, and in Unigine Superposition it was 34% worse.

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming Tests

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GOHD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7168 fps120 fps70 fps
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7107 fps44 fps28 fps

DOTA 2HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7123 fps87 fps60 fps
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7107 fps65 fps36 fps

 

Conclusion

All in all, these are very exciting times for Intel, as GPUs were never really their specialty. However, it seems that ever since they hired Raja Koduri in 2017, they have been improving slowly both in the CPU and the GPU market. The newer Iris Xe Graphics performed better in all of our tests and showed up to two times increase in performance, against the last-gen Intel Iris Plus Graphics.

All laptops with the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7:

All laptops with the Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7: