Despite the fact that recently the number of leaks about the future of discrete graphics Intel X e has increased significantly, information on their performance is still very small. However, the new entry from the benchmark database of SiSoftware sheds some light on this question.
One of the tests of the package SiSoftware measured the performance of the Intel graphics accelerator X e DG1 calculations on numbers with floating point, which allows at least some measure to evaluate the performance of the new GPU and its architecture. The test result of the calculations FP32 (single-precision) reached 1815 points, which is very depressing, because it is more than 50% less than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
Here it is necessary to note an important point: the result has little in common with the peak theoretical performance, which is often indicated for FP32 operations. The result in SiSoftware better reflect the performance in real games, which is mainly used FP32 operations. And graphics Intel X e DG1 turns out to be only 15 % faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, video card average level, which was published back in 2013.
Recall that at CES 2020 in the beginning of this year, Intel demonstrated Intel graphics X e DG1 in the game Destiny 2, however, did not disclose details about the game settings and graphics performance. And now it becomes clear why. Most likely, the architecture of the X e and a graphics processor X e DG1 currently do not meet the expectations of Intel, and the company doesn’t want to disappoint the public.
Then one could argue that Intel X e DG1 is the video card entry-level on-chip X e LP with only 96 Executive units (EU). According to rumors, senior consumer graphics processor Intel X e HP get 256 EU, and if you scale the latest results from SiSoftware turns out that even older Intel graphics card will be about 30% less efficient than the GeForce GTX 980, released over five years ago.
Although the company and Intel plans to release its first graphics card for architecture X e this year, at the moment their prospects are very bleak. Now Intel graphics simply don’t look like a competitive product.