With the official launch of the Tiger Lake 11Th generation Core processor, in addition to refurbishing the CPU’s own architecture, it also made major changes to the GPU architecture, which also led to Intel’s return to the exclusive market after many years of testing the Iris Xe MAX graphics card. Today brings the first test synuth with Xe MAX’s exclusive Acer’s extraordinary S3X notebook.
Introduction to the appearance of the product:
Acer’s extraordinary S3X uses a traditional notebook architecture and does not support tablet mode.
The greatest feature of the extraordinary S3X is the unique use of The Intel Xe MAX, which is also the first time that the LOGO has appeared in a mass-produced notebook.
Notebook A face is made of metal, you can see an indesuity Acer metal LOGO.
The display is a 14-inch 1080P non-touch screen with a maximum brightness of 300 nits.
The notebook’s camera is placed at the top of the screen to avoid nostrils.
The C-side of the notebook is also made of metal, with a standard backlight keyboard and support for fingerprint recognition.
A large thermal opening can be seen in the upper right corner of the C face, which supports 40W power consumption according to official information.
There is also an extra bump at the bottom of the notebook screen to lift the notebook when used without a stand to keep the air flowing smoothly. Acer officially refers to it as “hip-up design”.
The D-sided material is also all metal, and two rows of thermal openings can be seen.
The left side of the notebook IO for DC power supply, HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 4, where the Thunderbolt 4 interface also has PD fast charging function, you can directly use a third-party notebook to quickly charge the notebook.
The IO on the right side of the notebook is 3.5 headphones, USB 3.0, and anti-theft keyholes, respectively.
Product specific configuration:
The extraordinary S3X CPU this time is the i7-1165G7, belonging to Intel’s 11th generation Tiger Lake, the basic specification is 4 core 8 threads, Acer to CPU TDP can unlock up to 35W, and the internal integrated nuclear display is the 768 stream processor’s highest specification iris Xe.
Another core component stand-alone graphics card is the Intel Xe MAX, previously also known as the DG1, with a core 768-stream processor that uses 4G LPDDR4 memory while sharing 6G memory as a memory memory.
In terms of core size, it is the same size as the high-ratio nuclear display in the 11th generation Core, but can have a higher 1.65GHz acceleration frequency and independent memory.
The other major configurations for the notebook are 16GB 4266MHz LPDDR4, 1TB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6 network card.
Product performance test synth:
The driver of the Xe MAX graphics card is now available through Win10 Automatic Updates, which uses the latest version of Automatic Updates.
This side is tested with its own quick test template, which gives you an overview of the performance positioning intervals of the CPU and GPU.
In CPU performance, the i7-1165G7 is actually a significant improvement over the previous thin CPU, roughly equivalent to the desktop-grade i7-7700K.
Of course, the default TDP can reach 28W, so the CPU of TGL’s generation has roughly become a CPU product between low voltage and standard pressure.
GPU performance Xe MAX slightly lower than desktop-grade GTX 1050 performance, will also be lower than the performance of notebook GTX 1050 Ti, and compared to the critical AMD Rylon 4800 series, because Xe MAX can determine the rye 7 4750G nuclear display, it is more stable than the notebook Ryron 7 processor upper limit.
For the time being, though, the Xe MAX driver is still in the polishing phase, with a small performance boost for almost every release. Detailed performance testing is still to be performed after the drive is more stable.
A brief summary:
Overall specifications for the extraordinary S3X:
The extraordinary S3X features an all-metal housing, so overall workmaning is more satisfying. Compared to Intel’s other EVO notebooks, it still retains more USB TYPE-A interfaces, which in most cases does not require special preparation of USB HUB, which is convenient.
About the overall performance of the extraordinary S3X:
The overall performance of the extraordinary S3X is roughly equivalent to an i7-7700K-GTX 1050 desktop computer, for daily use has been enough to cope with the general online games and medium-quality stand-alone games (1080P) has been basically enough, so based on this volume is still good.
For subsequent changes to Xe MAX’s unique:
According to some forward-looking information about Xe MAX today, Xe MAX can then fire fire with XE core display to further improve performance. This will be an interesting feature. But it hasn’t officially opened yet.
For now, the Xe MAX is more of an Intel test product, and there’s obviously a lot of room for grinding overall. However, the VEGA nuclear display of the standard AMD and the MX series of NV for the thin book have been able to guarantee the product in place.
It’s always good for consumers to have one more vendor in the competition, so let’s wait and see what Intel plans for.