Intel Iris Xe DG1 discrete graphics card was slightly slower than Radeon RX 550 in the first comparison test


Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 03:13 pm

Intel Iris Xe DG1 discrete graphics card was slightly slower than Radeon RX 550 in the first comparison test

The notorious Internet detective  Tum_Apisak has shared the first checking of the discrete graphics accelerator Intel Iris Xe DG1. According to the Basemark GPU test, the new product has about the same level of performance as AMD’s Radeon RX 550 graphics card that came to market four years ago.


The DG1-4G video card from ASUS took part in the test. It is equipped with a stripped-down version of the GPU Iris Xe Max, which uses only 80 execution units (640 shader cores). The novelty received 4 GB of LPDDR4-4266 video memory with support for the 128-bit bus. Unfortunately, the test does not report information about the frequency of the GPU and memory.

For comparison, the ASUS Radeon RX 550 4G model is equipped with 512 shader cores operating at a base frequency of 1100 MHz. Under load, the GPU frequency rises to 1183 MHz. This model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 video memory with an effective frequency of 7 GHz, also supporting a 128-bit bus. The theoretical memory bandwidth of the Radeon RX 550 is 112GB / s.

Both systems, in which the above video cards were tested, worked based on the same processor – Intel Core i3-10100F. In other words, both video cards were in equal conditions during the test. It should also be added that Intel Iris Xe DG1 is quite capricious in choosing a platform. The video card will work only with the 9th and 10th generations of processors as part of motherboards based on Intel B460, H410, B365, and H310C chipsets. Moreover, the DG1 requires special software to operate.

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According to Basemark GPU data, Intel’s new product scored 17,289 points in the Vulkan test. The Radeon RX 550, in turn, scored 17,619 points on the same test. Thus, the AMD representative was about 1.9% faster than the discrete Intel graphics card in this test. Intel is positioning the DG1 graphics card as an entry-level graphics card for OEM-ready PCs.

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