Intel Iris Xe MAX Stand-alone Graphics Card First Test: Kill the MX450

Intel has finally officially released the new Xe-based standalvy graphics card, the Iris Xe MAX, which includes a mobile and desktop version of the 11th-generation Core light and thin version, which will go on sale early next year. Intel Iris Xe MAX stand-alone graphics cards are manufactured using a 10nm SuperFin process with up to 96 units (768 stream processors), core frequency mobile 1.35GHz, and desktop 1.65GHz, which also supports 4GB LPDR4X memory.

It supports DX12.1, PCIe 4.0, DLBoost DP4A AI acceleration instructions, Deep Link co-acceleration technology, nuclear display, dual-display parallel, accelerate AI applications, video encoding, and power sharing.

In terms of gaming performance, Intel claims to be able to surpass the NVIDIA MX350 for smooth stability at 1080p resolution.

Intel Iris Xe MAX Stand-alone Graphics Card First Test: Kill the MX450

On the left is Tiger Lake with integrated Iris Xe core display and on the right is the independent Iris Xe MAX

How does it actually perform? B-stop user Yusan OvO has got the first Acer’s extraordinary S3X notebook to be launched with Iris Xe MAX, and has made a simple out-of-the-box run.

Intel Iris Xe MAX Stand-alone Graphics Card First Test: Kill the MX450

You can see the core Iris Xe and the Iris Xe MAX in Device Manager at the same time.

Intel Iris Xe MAX Stand-alone Graphics Card First Test: Kill the MX450

GPU-Z is not fully supported and can detect processes, architectures, stream processors, core and memory frequencies, etc., but the memory frequency and bandwidth are clearly wrong. 125 square millimeters of area and 5 billion transistors do not know whether it is accurate or not.

Intel Iris Xe MAX Stand-alone Graphics Card First Test: Kill the MX450

Only 3DMark was measured in terms of running points, with Time Spy scoring 1826 and Fire Strike scoring 6611.

Intel Iris Xe MAX Stand-alone Graphics Card First Test: Kill the MX450

What level is this? Already largely beyond NVIDIA’s latest generation of MX450, the GTX 1050, GTX 970M, and even the GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q can already be removed.

Of course, 3DMark is just a theoretical run, not the same as the actual game performance, but at least shows a lot of potential, and this is only an engineering version, Xe’s unique future is worth looking forward to.