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A first look at Intel's UHD 750 Graphics on 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs

Core i5-11500 UHD 750 TimeSpy Comparison
(Image credit: Twitter)

A poster on the Chinese Bilibilli forums has managed to grab one of Intel's (yet unreleased) Rocket Lake SKUs, the Core i5-11500, and focused exclusively on benchmarking the chips integrated graphics. The chip comes with Intel's most powerful desktop iGP to date, the UHD 750 which promises to be significantly faster than its predecessors.

According to the latest scuttlebutt, Intel will offer two Xe iGP variants for Rocket Lake-S. One configuration consists of the UHD Graphics 750 (GT1) engine with 32EUs, and the other is a less powerful variant called the UHD Graphics 730 (GT1) with 24 EUs. Luckily we get to see the performance of the more powerful UHD 750 graphics today.

The tester ran 3DMark TimeSpy on both the Core i5-11500 and the Core i5-10400, the Rocket Lake chip managed a score of 11500 points and 10400 points for the older Comet Lake part.

The difference in performance accounts for a 52% generational improvement between the two chips, which falls right in line with Intel's promised 'up to' 50% faster graphics over the previous generation. 

It's cool to see Intel's new desktop Xe integrated graphics in action; the tester also showcased League of Legends and CSGO gameplay, and most of the time the frame for both games was above 100FPS at a resolution of 1080P, which is very respectable for an integrated graphics chip.

But Intel is not done with Xe graphics, there are also rumors that Intel's 12th Gen Core architecture, Alder Lake, (Tweeted by @Komachi) will receive an upgraded Intel Xe chip with 96EUs. This would theoretically triple the performance of Rocket Lake's UHD 750 graphics.

It's great to see Intel getting competitive again with its integrated graphics performance. Hopefully the company will continue to keep increasing the performance of its IGPs with each new generation, which would be a nice change of pace from the multiple rounds of Gen9-based chips.   

  • cryoburner
    The tester ran 3DMark TimeSpy on both the Core i5-11500 and the Core i5-10400, the Rocket Lake chip managed a score of 11500 points and 10400 points for the older Comet Lake part.
    I'm pretty sure those are the model numbers of the processors, not the points they scored. : P
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  • purple_dragon
    I can see the 12 gen chips performing better when Intel actually gets on a new process node and can pack more transistors on a chip.
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  • TerryLaze
    purple_dragon said:
    I can see the 12 gen chips performing better when Intel actually gets on a new process node and can pack more transistors on a chip.
    They don't need a new node to add more transistors, they just add as many transistors as they like and make the die bigger.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/267649/intel-core-i9-10900k-der8auer-de-lidding-reveals-accurate-die-size-measurements
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  • usiname
    New node won't change the things much. You can see that with their mobile CPUs on 10nm++, same transistor density as TSMC 7nm, but still their 4 core consume more power than AMD's 8 core while are more than two times slower.
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  • Blas
    cryoburner said:
    I'm pretty sure those are the model numbers of the processors, not the points they scored. : P
    And yet, no one corrected the original article, a day and a half later. Tom's going down the drain...
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  • panathas
    Blas said:
    And yet, no one corrected the original article, a day and a half later. Tom's going down the drain...

    Yeah, it's more quantity over quality these days...
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  • everettfsargent
    cryoburner said:
    I'm pretty sure those are the model numbers of the processors, not the points they scored. : P
    Blas said:
    And yet, no one corrected the original article, a day and a half later. Tom's going down the drain...
    panathas said:
    Yeah, it's more quantity over quality these days...

    Or maybe those numbers are labels for each image? There are other numbers of interest within each image ... 1053/693 - 1 = 52% improvement in the GPU benchmark.

    From the article ...
    "The difference in performance accounts for a 52% generational improvement between the two chips, which falls right in line with Intel's promised 'up to' 50% faster graphics over the previous generation. "

    D'oh!, D'oh! and D'oh!
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  • Blas
    everettfsargent said:
    Or maybe those numbers are labels for each image?
    Well... of course they are labels, to know which results are for which cpu.

    The problem in the article is...
    "The tester ran 3DMark TimeSpy on both the Core i5-11500 and the Core i5-10400, the Rocket Lake chip managed a score of 11500 points and 10400 points for the older Comet Lake part. "

    D'oh!, D'oh! and D'oh!
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  • rtoaht
    usiname said:
    ...still their 4 core consume more power than AMD's 8 core while are more than two times slower.

    This is hyperbolic and also not true.
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  • usiname
    rtoaht said:
    This is hyperbolic and also not true.
    What did you say?
    kImqzdaTihE:405View: https://youtu.be/kImqzdaTihE?t=405
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