Intel Gen12 Xe GPU Could Match AMD's Vega-based GPUs

erek

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Meh, why is intel even hyping it at this point?

"The prototype 2-core/4-thread "Tiger Lake-U" processor with Gen12 graphics yields a 3DMark FireStrike score of 2,196 points, with a graphics score of 2,467, and 6,488 points physics score. These scores are comparable to 8 CU Radeon Vega iGPU solutions. "Renoir" tops out at 8 CUs, but shores up performance to the 11 CU "Picasso" levels by other means. Besides tapping into the 7 nm process to increase engine clocks, improve the boosting algorithm, and modernizing the display- and multimedia engines; AMD's iGPU is largely based on the same 3-year old "Vega" architecture. Intel Gen12 Xe makes its debut with the "Tiger Lake" microarchitecture slated for 2021."

https://www.techpowerup.com/265886/intel-gen12-xe-igpu-could-match-amds-vega-based-igpus
 

whateverer

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I'm not surprised. AMD knew Tiger Lake was coming later this year, so they customised that Vega APU to be around 50% faster than Ice Lake.

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It wouldn't surprise me if 96 units / 64 units = 1.5x speedup. More importunately, there's nothing Intel can dio about those 4 missing CPU cores!

And, it's going to be at-least six months from leaked scores to retail availability. The first leak of Renoir APU performance was back in October:

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-renoir-apu-3dmark-11-benchmark-specs

Conclusion: AMD has the rest of the year's APU notebook design wins to themselves!
 
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