Intel’s 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Iris® Plus graphics Delivers Next-Generation Visual Computing Experiences

At Computex 2019, Intel disclosed details of its latest 10th Gen Intel Core Processor which includes Intel’s new graphics architecture, Gen11 Graphics, also known as Intel Iris Plus Graphics. This new architecture delivers substantial improvements in performance, power efficiency and features compared to our previous graphics architectures. The innovations that we brought to bear in the latest Iris Plus graphics combine to deliver markedly better visual computing experiences for our customers.

10th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Plus Graphics incorporate a wider graphics engine and a redesigned memory controller that now supports LPDDR4X-3733 to efficiently meet the bandwidth requirements for the balanced operation of the wider graphics engine. This combination delivers up to 2.08X1 the graphics performance and up to 1.82X2 the 1080p gaming performance in titles such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Dirt Rally 2.0. It is also Intel’s first graphics architecture to support VESA’s Adaptive Sync, which eliminates stuttering and tearing in games.


10th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics also stack up well against the competition, delivering up to 1.16X3 the graphics performance of the Ryzen 7 3700U in a 25W power envelope. In our testing, each system was equipped with the fastest memory configuration supported by its processor: dual-channel LPDDR4X-3733 for the 10th Gen Intel Core processor with Intel Iris Plus graphics and dual-channel DDR4-2400 for the Ryzen 7 3700U.

This generation’s Iris Plus graphics display engine has been significantly enhanced in order to keep pace with the rapid evolution of display technologies. Optimized for power efficiency, it incorporates a completely re-designed display pipeline, built from the ground up to optimize for HDR, wide color gamut such as DCI-P3 and BT2020, as well as 4K and 5K resolutions. 10th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Plus graphics also represent our first intercept of the industry’s latest UHD HDR-capable display standards such as DisplayPort 1.4 and also integrate Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 technology to ensure easy connectivity to the highest quality external monitors and other devices.

10th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics also include significant media engine improvements, incorporating highly efficient hardware encoders that deliver up to 2X4 the HEVC encode performance of the previous generation while also delivering increased encode quality with support for new features like 4:4:4 chroma subsampling.

Prioritizing a wider architecture, optimized display engine and increased investment in fixed function hardware in the development of this graphics architecture delivers improved power efficiency, which is critical for designing thin-and-light form factors and still realizing the performance that 10th Gen Intel Core processors will drive. The improved efficiency of Iris Plus Graphics on systems will deliver compelling performance and feature benefits compared to older Gen9 Graphics-based systems, and will do so while providing better battery life and enabling even more innovative form factors.

And our Gen11 Graphics architecture is only the beginning. We recently disclosed that the follow on to 10th Gen Intel Core processors will incorporate our upcoming Xe architecture (which you can learn more about here) and is expected to deliver another large leap in graphics and media capabilities, highlighting our commitment to keep accelerating the pace of innovation that we deliver for our partners and customers.

For more on our 10th Gen Intel Core processor with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, see the press release here.

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Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configuration and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.

12.08x Ice Lake graphics performance: Workload: Total War: Three Kingdoms – Prerelease Intel_internal build, “Battle” and “Dynasty V2” benchmark scenarios, 1920x1080 – Fullscreen, V-Sync: off, Low Quality Preset, Resolution Scaling: 100%. Intel Pre-Production System, Ice Lake-U, PL1 15W, 4C/8T, Turbo TBD, Intel Gen11 Graphics, GFX driver pre-production, Memory 8GB LPDDR4X-3733, Storage Intel SSD Pro 7600P 256GB, OS Microsoft Windows 10 RS5 Build Version 475, pre-production BIOS. Vs. Config – HP Spectre X360 13t 13-ap0038nr, Intel ® Core ™ i7-8565U, PL1 20W, 4C/8T, Turbo up to 4.6GHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Gfx driver 26.20.100.6709, Memory 16GB DDR4-2400, Storage Intel SSD 760p 512GB, OS Microsoft Windows 10 RS5 Build Version 475, Bios F.26. Estimated as of May 2019.

2Up to 1.82x 1080p gaming performance: Workloads: Rainbow Six Siege – Y4S1, 5 minutes of gameplay in “Suburban Extraction” Situation, 1920x1080 – Fullscreen, V-sync: Off, Medium Quality Preset, Measured with: PresentMon, 300 seconds. Dirt Rally 2.0 – v1.4.0, Integrated Benchmark, 1920x1080 – Fullscreen, V-Sync: Off, Multisampling: off, Anisotropic Filtering: 4X, TAA: On, Preset: Low, “-benchmark” launch option added, Measured with: PresentMon, 180 seconds. Intel Pre-Production System, Ice Lake-U, PL1 15W, 4C/8T, Turbo TBD, Intel Gen11 Graphics, GFX driver preproduction, Memory 8GB LPDDR4X-3733, Storage Intel SSD Pro 7600P 256GB, OS Microsoft Windows 10 RS5 Build Version 475, pre-production BIOS. Vs. Config – HP Spectre X360 13t 13-ap0038nr, Intel ® Core ™ i7-8565U, PL1 20W, 4C/8T, Turbo up to 4.6GHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Gfx driver 26.20.100.6709, Memory 16GB DDR4-2400, Storage Intel SSD 760p 512GB, OS Microsoft Windows 10 RS5 Build Version 475, Bios F.26. Estimated as of May 2019.

3Up to 1.16x graphics performance: Workload: Overwatch 1.35.1.1, 3 minutes of gameplay against bots on Temple of Anubis map, 1920x1080 – Fullscreen, VSync: Off, Triple Buffer: Off, Graphics Quality: Medium, Render Scale: 100%. Intel Pre-Production System, Ice Lake-U, PL1 15W, 4C/8T, Turbo TBD, Intel Gen11 Graphics, GFX driver preproduction, Memory 8GB LPDDR4X-3733, Storage Intel SSD Pro 7600P 256GB, OS Microsoft Windows 10 RS5 Build Version 475, pre-production BIOS. Vs. Config – HP Envy X360 15m-ds0012dx, Ryzen 7 3700U, 4C/8T, Turbo up to 4.0GHz, AMD Radeon Vega 10, GFX driver Adrenalin 2019 19.4.3, Memory 8GB DDR4-2400, Storage SK Hynix BC501 256GB, OS Microsoft Windows 10 RS5 Build Version 475, Bios F.07. Estimated as of May 2019.

4Approx. 2x Ice Lake Video Encode: Based on 4k HEVC to 4k HEVC transcode (8bit). Intel preproduction system, ICL 15w compared to WHL 15w. Measured by Intel as of April 2019.

Disclaimer:

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to www.intel.com/benchmarks.
Performance results are based on testing as of date specified in the Configuration Disclosure and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

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Zach Hamm

About Zach Hamm

Zach Hamm, Sr Director, Strategy and Business Development Visual Computing, Intel Corporation, leads the strategy and business development in the Visual Computing Group at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for industry focused strategic partnership, business development and standards activities as well as setting the vision, strategy and future roadmap for a worldwide organization that develops & integrates world class media and display technologies for Intel.