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Intel Demos Tiger Lake's Xe Graphics on Early Laptop Sample with Battlefield V

A Tiger Lake die.
(Image credit: Tom's Hardware)

We're getting our first look at Tiger Lake's graphics performance using Intel Xe graphics, courtesy of Ryan Shrout, the company's chief performance strategist.

Shrout posted a video on Twitter today, showing an early laptop (possibly a software development system) running Battlefield V with the resolution set to 1080p and the graphics preset placed on high. The game appeared to run consistently at 30 frames per second, occasionally going as high as 32 fps.

Shrout noted that the software and drivers have not been finalized.

Earlier, Shrout teased the video with the same laptop shown from another angle. It has two Thunderbolt ports (possibly Thunderbolt 4) and a hinge that lifts the keyboard, similar to the one seen on many Asus ZenBooks. It's unclear which company designed this system; Intel's test systems often have no logo or Intel's own.

We're expecting Tiger Lake processors, on a 10nm process, to hit this summer in a series of new notebooks. The platform reportedly bring Thunderbolt 4, feature updated AI engines and, of course, Intel's integrated Xe graphics.

  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't AMD's Renoir APUs run BF5 at more than 30 FPS at 1920x1080 high settings?
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  • gg83
    Right? I guess we'll see what the new stuff can actually do.
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  • JayNor
    when will amd get thunderbolt?
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  • Shadowclash10
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't AMD's Renoir APUs run BF5 at more than 30 FPS at 1920x1080 high settings?
    Yep. I mean, Renoir iGPUs are apparently just a little behind a Nvidia MX250. Roughly 5-10 frames ahead of the Tiger Lake GPUs. Not waay ahead, but still ahead. I mean, you can basically play any recent game @720p with a Renoir iGPU, and some games @1080p.
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  • TerryLaze
    "showing an early laptop (possibly a software development system) "
    "Early drivers/sw "

    It's promising at least,hopefully they will increase performance until launch but even like that it's a huge improvement from what intel had until now.
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  • hannibal
    JayNor said:
    when will amd get thunderbolt?
    When Intel license it to amd...
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  • rtoaht
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't AMD's Renoir APUs run BF5 at more than 30 FPS at 1920x1080 high settings?
    No, Renoir U series runs it at low/mid settings for 30 FPS. This is a U series chip, not H.
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  • excalibur1814
    "30 frames per second, occasionally going as high as 32 fps. "

    Good lord, 32fps!? If it's not hitting 60fps then it's a bit pointless. Plus, more importantly, what's the MINIMUM frames? Ideally, I'd want an absolute minimum of 30fps for the low end and as close to 60+fps. This is pc gaming, not console gaming. :)
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  • Jimbojan
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't AMD's Renoir APUs run BF5 at more than 30 FPS at 1920x1080 high settings?
    But at what power level, Intel's Tiger Lake and CPU is now 7 watts, AMD's APU is 35- 45 Watts, there is no comparison.
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  • pudubat
    excalibur1814 said:
    "30 frames per second, occasionally going as high as 32 fps. "

    Good lord, 32fps!? If it's not hitting 60fps then it's a bit pointless. Plus, more importantly, what's the MINIMUM frames? Ideally, I'd want an absolute minimum of 30fps for the low end and as close to 60+fps. This is pc gaming, not console gaming. :)
    You are missing the point that this is a thin and light laptop, not a gamer oriented laptop. What this actually say is:"We're bringing gaming to your work laptop."
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