In CES 2020, Intel released its first discrete graphics card DG1, officially named Iris Xe Max, which focuses on the consumer notebook market and breaks the monopoly of NVIDIA and AMD in the market. The Chuwi CoreBook Xe will also be the first laptop to come with Intel’s DG1. It will be released worldwide in April 2021 and is expected to cost $599.
DG1 adopts the new XE architecture, 10nm process and has 96 EU execution units, 768 core stream processors, 1.65GHz core frequency, and independent 4GB video memory. In addition, the DG1 supports Intel’s Deeplink technology, which greatly improves video encoding performance. Intel says the integrated XE graphics card on Tiger Lake will have twice the graphics power of the previous generation! At CES, Intel smoothly demonstrated the AAA-level game Destiny 2.
According to the running score, the DG1 outperformed Nvidia’s current mainstream standalone MX450 in DX12, and the performance was close to that of the GTX 1050 TI MAX-Q. The DG1 improves visuals to fully unlock the capabilities of the laptop.