Intel’s First Iris Xe Desktop Graphics Card Can’t Beat an AMD Radeon RX 550

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ASUS’ DG1-4GB graphics card, which leverages Intel’s all-new Iris Xe DG1 GPU, is slower than AMD’s nearly four-year-old Radeon RX 550. This is according to benchmarks shared by BaseMark that list the DG1-4GB with Vulkan (High) and Vulkan (Medium) scores of 1,267 and 17,289, respectively. AMD’s RX 550 GPU, in contrast, manages a higher score of 17,619 in the latter test. What ASUS’ DG1-4GB graphics card does seem to line up with is AMD’s even more ancient Radeon HD 7850, which scores 17,349 under a similar configuration.

ASUS DG1-4GB (Iris Xe) is a passive graphics card with 4GB LPDDR4-4266 memory on board. It’s a single-slot design with three display outputs, basically what an entry-level graphics card should be. Exactly this model has been put through a BaseMark synthetic test. The graphics card was attached to an ASUS PRIME H410M motherboard, which is one of the two compatible DG1 motherboards that ASUS is currently offering.

Sources: @TUM_APISAK, Basemark, VideoCardz

Tsing Mui
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