Intel Iris Xe Graphics of 11th Gen Intel Core G7 CPUs

The Intel Iris Xe is one of the most widely used graphics processors in late 2020 laptops. That’s because it is integrated in the popular 11th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 G7-series main processors, like the i5-1135G7 and i7-1165G7. They are used in many notebook models.

With its performance, the Intel Iris Xe belongs to the entry-level graphics processor category. As same as all integrated graphics processors that are used in main processors and use the main memory since they don’t have their own video memory, the Iris Xe can’t compete against the full-blown gaming-class video cards. It’s far behind the typical Nvidia GeForce GTX or RTX gaming series. But, performance of the Iris Xe is similar to performance of some entry-level dedicated video cards like the Nvidia GeForce MX series. That’s a great result for an integrated graphics processor. Also the Iris Xe of the 11th Gen Core i5 and i7 G-series processors is noticeably faster than the Intel UHD (G4) of the i3 G4-series chip from the 11th Gen Core G-series.

Intel Iris Xe (G7) Graphics Benchmark

Here’s a benchmark score of the Intel Iris Xe compared to other widely used graphics processors for laptops.

Intel Iris Xe (G7) Benchmark

Note: The benchmark scores of the listed graphics processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Iris Xe and compared GPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors (especially single-channel vs faster dual-channel RAM and speed of the main processor). However, the benchmark results, as well as gameplay videos, are good indicators of the graphics processors' performance.

Specifications of the Intel Iris Xe

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Iris Xe:

GPU Name

Intel Iris Xe (G7)

GPU Type

Integrated graphics (uses laptop's RAM as video memory)

Number of Execution Units, Cores, Shaders

96

Core Clock Speed

Up to 1300 MHz

Video Memory Size

Shared main memory, depends on system

Memory Type

DDR4 shared system memory

Video Memory Speed

Depends on system

Production Technology

10-nanometer

Year of Release

2020

Published on November 6, 2020

User Reviews, Q&A, and Videos on the Intel Iris Xe

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, answers, and videos about the graphics processor. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Question

    Nick

    What GPU would be best for Primavera P6/Asta Powerproject ?

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  2. Question

    Andy

    Does the Iris Xe support ultra-wide displays? Having difficulty finding resolution and aspect ratio details.

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  3. Question

    john

    can i5 11 gen 8gb ram iris xe graphics play cod warzone or cold war

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    • Martin

      no, i have i7 and 16GB ram iris and i cnat play it

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    • Daniel

      Sadly no.
      I have the same specs.

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  4. Question

    Nyareh

    Which is better?
    Intel core i5-1035g1 with nvidia mx350 vs intel core i5 11 with iris xe grahphic?

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    • Dan

      Do you know what MX350 version is in question – 15 Watt or 25 Watt? If it’s 15W than it’s very similar to the Iris Xe performance-wise and the 11th Gen i5 processor itself is slightly better than its 10th Gen counterpart. If the MX350 is 25W, than that option is better graphics and gaming wise. In both cases the MX350 has its own video memory, so it doesn’t take up your main RAM. On the other hand, the Iris Xe option is better when it comes to power consumption and heat.

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  5. Question

    Michael Petersante

    If a computer has mx350 vc and the iris xe is on the chip is it possible to use the xe instead of the card?

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    • Dan

      Yes it is. There’s an option in Nvidia’s GeForce control panel under Windows to select Intel integrated graphics instead of the Nvidia video card. You can choose to always use the Xe or you can do it based on application. For instance, Intel Xe when you use web browser and MX350 when you run a game.

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    • Theo

      Sorry for asking, out of curiosity, why would you prefer using your RAM instead of the memory provided by the mx 350? They score exactly same performance-wise

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    • Dan

      Integrated graphics processors like the Xe generally consume less power than dedicated video cards like the MX350. That’s usually the main reason for switching to IGP, besides cooler operation of the laptop.

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  6. Question

    Humph

    Does the intel xe graphics feature a Hdmi 1.4b or hdmi 2.0/2.1 protocol?

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    • Dan

      Intel Iris Xe of laptop processors features HDMI 2.0b. However, it also depends on the notebook model. Some of them have HDMI 1.4 port although the graphics processor supports 2.0b. In that case, video output of the laptop will not support 2.0 or higher.

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  7. Question

    RC

    Please answer how much system RAM Iris Xe uses on 11th gen i5-1135G7, if it uses 2GB of System memory, i’ll have 5.59GB RAM usable if I have 8GB RAM.

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    • Thebrogameingprocool545

      it uses 495329571349587419534275 GB of ram

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    • simp

      stop it leave them alone noob!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Insane

      495329571349587419534275 gb of ram
      So I need to sell my house

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  8. Question

    Pat S.

    Software I need to download says
    “ 3D class video card with 1 GB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration.” Is the Intel Iris Xe sufficient?

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    • Dan

      Hi, generally the Intel Iris Xe isn’t a “3D class video card”. It’s an integrated graphics processor which uses the notebook’s main memory since it hasn’t its own. It is much weaker than what’s usually considered to be 3D class video cards with their own memory. For example, the Nvidia GeForce GTX or RTX series with 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB video memory.

      Nevertheless, the Iris Xe is a good performer in comparison to other integrated graphics processor and it can utilize 1GB of the main system memory. It’s possible that it can work with your software, but still it will run graphics operations much slower than real video cards.

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    • Nuno

      Is the intel iris xe limited to using 1Gb ram? Or it can use more than that?

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    • Anon

      It will take whatever memory it needs from system RAM until specified limit.

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  9. Question

    Mithun

    Is iris xe g7 better than nvedia mx 330?

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    • Rex

      MX330 is better than Intel Iris G7.

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    • yeah boi

      but iris xe is better that iris g7 and mx 330

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    • Louis Duran

      Refer to the chart in the main article

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  10. Question

    Raj Mahajan

    Should i buy i5 11th gen with integrated iris xe or i5 10th gen with dedicated graphics ?
    Which is better combo ?

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    • Dan

      Hi, what dedicated graphics is in question?

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    • bitch

      yeet

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  11. Question

    Swa

    How many storage count intel iris xe graphics

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    • Dan

      You probably mean what is video memory size of the Iris Xe, right? It doesn’t have its own memory. It uses a portion of the laptop’s main RAM memory, depending on a task.

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  12. Dan

    Iris Xe vs Nvidia MX350.

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    • Paul Ford

      iris xe is pretty impressive being an integrated graphics solution with the main cpu. Very similar to the new M1 Architecture on macs.

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  13. Dan

    Intel Iris Xe against the Radeon Graphics of the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U.

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  14. Dan

    31 popular games tested on the Intel Iris Xe.

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