You shouldn't salt your Iris ... Interesting benchmarks, Plus Graphics 940

Subject: General Tech | February 25, 2019 - 12:48 PM |
Tagged: vega 10, Sunny Cove, rumour, Iris Plus Graphics 940, Intel, ice lake

If you liked Jim's example of a bad chart on the podcast, you are going to love these leaked Intel Ice Lake graphics benchmarks.  At the root, the as yet to be released Iris Plus Graphics 940 portion of the APU is faster than AMD's Vega 10, which was released in 2017.  This should not shock anyone.

The numbers at The Inquirer show just how much salt you should take this with, the frequently posted 77.41% better performance is when you compare a coming generation of GPU against a previous one and drops to about 44% when a specific test which favours Intel is dropped.  Remember that AMD and Intel both have tests which favour their architecture, and keep that in mind when you are reading PR from either company. 

When you compare Intel's scores to AMD's current Vega 11 the advantage drops to a hair under 2% better and falls behind when you don't order a Manhattan.

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"The incoming part, also referred to as the Iris Plus Graphics 940, is, on average, 77.41 per cent faster than Gen9 in the GFXBench 5.0 benchmark and around 62.97 per cent faster than AMD's Vega 10 graphics."

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February 25, 2019 | 01:32 PM - Posted by chipman (not verified)

Intel is rebranding of the Iris Plus Graphic 640 as the Iris Plus Graphic 940 and they pretend it to be an improvement over the Iris Plus Graphic 620... that's a big joke!

IMHO Intel's board shouldn't have set Bozo SWAN as their next CEO neither as interim or permanent. Brian KRZANICH did a good pick with Jim KELLER and a bad with Raja KODURI but his last and only moves won't save Intel from itself.

I'm pretty confident for next CPU archicture from Intel but way less for their GPU architecture. Intel should have made a joint venture with AMD in order to enter the AIB graphic market.

February 25, 2019 | 02:29 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Alex, I'll take a manhattan for $200 please

February 25, 2019 | 03:35 PM - Posted by CherryPickedByIntelAndBenchedAgainstPreviousGenerationAPUs (not verified)

Intel is comparing its Iris Plus 940 graphics against AMD first generation Zen/14nm Raven Ridge APU/2000 series parts and not any Zen+/12nm Raven Ridge/Picasso parts.

So here is the list of 3000 series Zen+/12nm Raven Ridge/Picasso Mobile Parts that was announced in January 2019/CES and are just starting to become available in laptops:

Ryzen 7 3750H 4 (8) 35 W 2.3 GHz 4.0 GHz Vega 10 1400 MHz
Ryzen 7 3700U 4 (8) 15 W 2.3 GHz 4.0 GHz Vega 10 1400 MHz
Ryzen 5 3550H 4 (8) 35 W 2.1 GHz 3.7 GHz Vega 8 1200 MHz
Ryzen 5 3500U 4 (8) 15 W 2.1 GHz 3.7 GHz Vega 8 1200 MHz
Ryzen 3 3300U 4 (4) 15 W 2.1 GHz 3.5 GHz Vega 6 1200 MHz
Ryzen 3 3200U 2 (4) 15 W 2.6 GHz 3.5 GHz Vega 3 1200 MHz
Athlon.. 300U 2 (4) 15 W 2.4 GHz 3.3 GHz Vega 3 1000 MHz

So until Intel has the part actually appearing in a device that can be independently tested that's not going to be trusted. The Ryzen 5 3550H is already in the ASUS Tuf lineup with the ASUS TUF FX505DY that's using the Ryzen 5 3550H.

So I'll look forward to the non cherry picked benchmarks of Intel's latest mobile graphics compared to AMD's latest mobile graphics in laptops that are actually shipping with available parts from both Intel and AMD. So AMD's 2000 series based APUs are no longer the latest line of APUs as the 3000 series Picasso APUs are actually available to be purchased in laptops currently.

February 25, 2019 | 11:01 PM - Posted by ayyynon (not verified)

What's the use when both of them don't provide drivers for Windows 7.

February 26, 2019 | 11:32 AM - Posted by Spunjji

They don't provide XP drivers either...

February 26, 2019 | 12:41 PM - Posted by Vesperan (not verified)

And I'm just shocked they they aren't providing a Windows 3.11 driver any more. Shocked I say!

This year is Windows 7 tenth anniversary guys, its time to move on.

February 26, 2019 | 09:00 PM - Posted by chipman (not verified)

That's true!

It's time to upgrade to any POSIX system which doesn't bother you when mapping your home directory to an HDD while the rest lies on an SSD for the performance.

When they say "Windows X or better", I always choose "better". :o)

February 27, 2019 | 11:52 AM - Posted by Rocky1234 (not verified)

Yea I found that every time I get my systems at home setup and sharing files across the network it does not take MS long to change something and the whole thing just all comes apart again and I end up having to go through and setup everything up again.

It is to bad MS decided they own our PC's and made having Windows update am always on type of thing that can not be fully turned off no matter how much you try. I found even setting the connection to metered connection on the latest version of Win 10 it some how will change it back and sneak in a update or 2. I under stand getting all secure and all but when their updates break something that was working 100% correct it just gets a bit annoying after it happens 2 or 3 times.

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