Intel recently unveiled its new discrete Irix Xe Max graphics circuit made for thin and light computers, reports our sister magazine PCWorld.
Iris Xe Max can do 1.65GHz and is equipped with 4GB LPDDR4x memory. The discrete graphics circuit also has PCI Express 4.0 and the ability to connect up to four monitors with support for up to 8k through Displayport.
According to Intel itself, the circuit surpasses the competitor Nvidia’s counterpart Geforce MX350 when it comes to gaming and within certain niche parameters it is claimed to surpass Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 2080.
Intel claims to have succeeded in this through power sharing and a technology they call Deep Link that allows you to pair, for example, an eleventh-generation Core Tiger Like CPU with an Iris Xe Max GPU for extra power.
The company’s pairing of a CPU with a discrete GPU actually started already with the short-lived Kaby Lake-6 and the company says that they have now used what they learned from Kaby Lake-6.
According to Intel, Iris X’s target group is what they call “mobile creators” and according to the company’s data, the combination of a Tiger Lake processor and Irix Xe Max, for example, tops the combination of an Ice Lake and Geforce MX350.
Iris Xe Max is Intel’s first discrete GPU since 1998 and will appear in thin and light computers such as the Acer Swift 3x, Asus Vivobook Flip TP470 and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1. It is expected to be sent out in early 2021.