An Intel employee has uploaded a video to Twitter showing him playing Battlefield V on a system equipped with Intel's “Tiger Lake” Gen12 with Xe graphics. The exact device shown in the video is referred to as a “prototype Tiger Lake system”, but the manufacturer and specific SoC used have not been disclosed.
In the video we see Ryan Shrout, chief performance strategist at Intel, playing Battlefield V at Full HD, with high settings, achieving around 30FPS using the DirectX 11 API. In Ryan's tweet, he states that this is “the first time” that he has seen Battlefield V “run like this” when using integrated graphics, even if the drivers/software being used are still in development.
Perks of the job! Took a prototype Tiger Lake system for a spin on Battlefield V to stretch its legs. Impressive thin and light gaming perf with Xe graphics! Early drivers/sw, but it’s the first time I’ve seen this game run like this on integrated gfx. More later this year! pic.twitter.com/f1Qlz2jMyB
— Ryan Shrout (@ryanshrout) June 17, 2020
Previous rumours have suggested the Xe iGPU within Intel's Tiger Lake SoCs will perform around same level as the Nvidia MX350, though this is still very much speculative at this point. In one of the comments that this tweet received, Shrout was asked the iGPU in that system had 96 EUs, to which he replied. “sorry, no other details from me yet!”
This tweet gives us a glimpse of what the dedicated Xe graphics might be able to achieve, and remember this is still a very early indication of the performance, so hopefully things will improve further as the software and drivers are optimised for the hardware. As Ryan Shrout commented, we expect to learn more about Intel Tiger Lake “later this year”.
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KitGuru says: It will be interesting to see just how good these iGPUs are when they are officially revealed later this year.