With Ice Lake, Intel has already taken big steps toward AMD in terms of graphics performance. We received exclusive tests in which the next generation Intel Iris Plus can show impressive results in various Tiger Lake chips that even Ryzen Renoir can surpass.
We got exclusive test results that compare Intel Iris Plus in different Tiger Lake U chips with their counterparts with modern Intel Ice Lake processors. With Ice Lake, Intel has already taken a big step forward in terms of graphics performance. But the Core i7-1065G7 with Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 was not able to do this in many tests with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U and the integrated Radeon RX. Record Vega 8. This should change from Tiger Lake.
According to our 3DMark Fire Strike results, even the cheapest Intel Core i3 will be equipped with a graphics chip that is more than 20 percent faster than the most powerful Ice Lake-based Intel Core i7 at the moment. The fastest 15-watt processor can almost double the performance, and with a TDP of 28 watts, performance increases by another 15 percent.
If we assume that AMD showed a 40% gap compared to Ice Lake in some GPU tests in Ryzen Renoir, then Intel should be given the crown for the fastest iGPU with Tiger Lake. The AMD shift paradigm was previously known for its powerful APU.
At Tiger Lake, Intel relies not only on a significantly larger number of EU (executing units) but also on average 50% higher performance on the EU. Which can probably be achieved by combining higher clock speeds and improved architecture. Since the first Intel Tiger Lake-based laptops are nearly ready, it doesn’t have to be long before the first chips are presented.
Tiger Lake: GPU performance doubled, should outperform Ryzen Renoir
Intel has already caught up with AMD with the Ice Lake generation and significantly increased the performance of its GPUs. It is said that the new Tiger Lakes chips will again increase graphics performance and provide clear leadership for the processor manufacturer.
This stems from leaks of test results published by Notebookcheck. Tests compare various Tiger Lake U chips with the currently available Ice Lake processors. The Core i7-1065G7 with the Iris Plus Graphics G7 graphics chip was significantly inferior to the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U. In which the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics processor is installed. This should no longer be the case with Tiger Lake generation.
Benchmarks from 3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike was used as a testing tool. The screenshot shows three Tiger Lake processors. These include an i3 processor, an i5 processor, and two i7 chips. For comparison, the i3 processor and the i7 generation Ice Lake chip are shown. This is a relative comparison; no exact assessment has been given.
It is said that the cheapest i3 processor in the Tiger Lake series provides 20% more GPU performance than the most powerful i7 processor in the Ice Lake series. The fastest i7 processor based on Tiger Lake is even almost twice as fast. While AMD Ryzen Renoir processors were able to outperform Ice Lake processors by almost 40 percent in GPU tests. Intel AMD should be able to outperform Tiger Lake chips. This is due to the significantly larger number of executable modules and higher performance per executable module. It is combined with a faster cycle and optimized architecture.
Of course, it should be noted that this is just a leak, not official information. It is possible that the test results do not come from the final versions of the chips. When Intel officially unveils the Tiger Lake generation, it remains unclear. Nevertheless, the launch is likely to take place in the near future, since the first devices with new chips are already being produced.