We have finally got our first review of Intels discrete graphic cards. Thanks to our fellow YouTuber ETAPrime who managed to get a pre-build system from cyber power with Intel DG1 Graphic Card. The DG1 SDV isn’t available to everyone; in fact, it’s not available to anyone at all. The SDV model was given to software developers with a single goal in mind: to offer hardware support for software optimization of Intel’s Xe architecture. But the Xe architecture is more than just DG1 SDV and all those Tiger Lake mobile CPUs; there’s also a lesser-known Iris Xe model, which has been launched to the consumer market for the first time (sort of).
Unfortunately, the ASUS DG1 is only available in pre-built PCs, which is understandable given that Iris Xe is only supported by a limited number of motherboards. Because buying a prebuilt PC is the only way to get an ASUS DG1 graphics card, ETA Prime did just that by purchasing a 750 USD CyberpowerPC machine.
This system is powered by an Intel 11th Generation Core Rocket Lake-S (i5-11400F) processor without integrated graphics. The system is powered by an ASUS PRIME H410M-A/CSM motherboard, one of only two ASUS motherboards that can handle the DG1 GPU. ASUS DG1 (Iris Xe), which is based on the Xe-LP architecture, is in charge of graphics.
Intel Iris Xe (DG1): BENCHMARK
|Forza Horizon 4||1080p, low||62 FPS|
|Injustice||1080p, low||60 FPS (lock)|
|Overwatch||1080p, low||83 FPS|
|Fortnite||1080, performance mode||151 FPS|
|Genshin Impact||1080p, medium||60 FPS (lock)|
|Rocket League||1080, high||87 FPS|
|GTA 5||1080p, normal||86 FPS|
|Cyberpunk 2077||720p, low, 80% resolution scale||29 FPS|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||900p, low||38.6 FPS|
Source: ETA PRIME