Intel Iris Xe Max GPU Spotted in Leaked Benchmarks

Iris Xe Max
(Image credit: Intel)

Intel Iris Xe Max graphics have shown up in some leaked benchmarks, and also indicate the possibility that Xe Max is the name for DG1, Intel's first discrete GPU.

In a SiSoftware entry, the GPU is shown with 96 execution units and 768 streaming processors. The benchmark also shows a clock speed of 1.55 GHz, a 1MB L2 cache, and 3GB of VRAM.

(Image credit: SiSoftware)

Also interesting is that the benchmark record shows the laptop used for testing is a Coffee Lake-based Intel reference platform. If it's a validation system, the CPU name may simply be wrong, but it's also a good possibility that this Iris Xe Max is DG1, a discrete GPU, and it wouldn't matter which CPU it's used with.

Intel isn't being coy about the Iris Xe Max name. A badge for it showed up previously in an Intel promotional video on YouTube for the company's recent rebranding.

A leaker on the Chinese social networking site Weibo, whom we can't verify, has suggested this GPU will launch in a device called the Acer Swift 3X with a TGP of 25W, and 4GB LPDDR4x-4266 for VRAM. Take that, however, with a massive grain of salt.

(Image credit: Weibo)

It seems most likely that Iris Xe Max graphics will debut alongside Tiger Lake-H series processors, but we'll find out for sure whenever it officially launches.

Andrew E. Freedman

Andrew E. Freedman is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming. He also keeps up with the latest news. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Tom's Guide, Laptop Mag, Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Twitter: @FreedmanAE

  • JayNor
    Any idea if it is pcie4?
  • JfromNucleon
    JayNor said:
    Any idea if it is pcie4?
    Might be, it has been rumoured and it has to if Intel even wants to try and be competitive
  • JfromNucleon
    Well this might actually persway me to wait and get Intel tigerlake h
  • thisisaname
    Only 3GB of VRAM seems rather low these days for a discrete graphics card?