Intel’s Iris Xe DG1 GPU Is Apparently Slower Than The Radeon RX 550

The primary benchmark (by the use of Tum_Apisak) of Intel’s Iris Xe DG1 is out. The graphics card’s efficiency is in the similar ballpark as AMD’s four-year-old (*7*)Radeon RX 550 – no less than within the Basemark GPU benchmark.

If we examine production processes, the DG1 is clearly the extra complex providing. The DG1 is in response to Intel’s newest 10nm SuperFin procedure node, and the Radeon RX 550 makes use of the Lexa die, which was once constructed with GlobalFoundries’ 14nm procedure. Each the DG1 and Radeon RX 550 hail from Asus’ camp. The Asus DG1-4G includes a passive heatsink, whilst the Asus Radeon RX 550 4G does require energetic cooling within the type of a unmarried fan. The Radeon RX 550 is rated for 50W and the DG1 for 30W, which is why the latter can escape with a passive cooler.

The Asus DG1-4G includes a cut-down variant of the Iris Xe Max GPU, that means the graphics playing cards most effective has 80 execution devices (EUs) at its disposal. This configuration quantities to 640 shading devices with a height clock of 1,500 MHz. At the reminiscence aspect, the Asus DG1-4G options 4GB of LPDDR4X-4266 reminiscence throughout a 128-bit reminiscence interface.

At the different aspect of the hoop, the Asus Radeon RX 550 4G comes provided with 512 shading devices with a 1,100 MHz base clock and 1,183 MHz spice up clock. The graphics card’s 4GB of 7 Gbps GDDR5 reminiscence that communicates thru a 128-bit reminiscence bus to pump out a reminiscence bandwidth as much as 112 GBps.



Intel DG1 vs. Radeon RX 550 (*9*)(Symbol credit score: Tum_Apisak/Twitter)

In relation to FP32 efficiency, the DG1 delivers as much as 2.11 TFLOPs while the Radeon RX 550 provides as much as 1.21 TFLOPs. On paper, the DG1 will have to be awesome, however we all know that FP32 efficiency is not a very powerful metric.

Each techniques from the Basemark GPU submissions have been in response to the similar processor, the Intel Core i3-10100F. Due to this fact, the DG1 and Radeon RX 550 have been on equivalent grounds so far as the processor is worried. Let’s no longer overlook that the DG1 is choosy on the subject of platforms. The graphics card is most effective suitable with the ninth and tenth Era Core processors and B460, H410, B365 and H310C motherboards. Even then, a different firmware is important to get the DG1 operating.

The DG1 places up a Vulkan rating of 17,289 issues, whilst the Radeon RX 550 scored 17,619 issues. Due to this fact, the Radeon RX 550 was once as much as 1.9% sooner than the DG1. After all, that is simply one benchmark so it is too quickly to claim a certain winner with out extra thorough exams.

Intel by no means supposed for the DG1 to be a powerful performer, however reasonably an entry-level graphics card that may hold with the contest. So far, the DG1 turns out to business blows with the Radeon RX 550.