Today we have a very interesting comparison. Intel has definitely made use of the hiring of Raja Koduri, who designed its newest Iris Graphics from scratch. Now that we get the first batch of this new GPU family we want to see exactly how good it is against a variety of different competitors. Today we are putting the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 vs the NVIDIA GeForce MX330 to see if an iGPU can match the discrete GPUs.
You can find out more about the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 here.
You can find out more about the NVIDIA GeForce MX330 here.
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7||NVIDIA GeForce MX330|
|Base / Max frequency||300 – 1250MHz||1531 – 1594 MHz|
In our GPU tests, the Iris Xe Graphics G7 was the better chip by far. We saw performance gains ranging from 26% up to 51% across our different benchmarks. Below you can check out some gaming tests and decide for yourself, which GPU is better.
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
|CS:GO||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)||HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)|
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7||168 fps (+58%)||120 fps (+36%)||70 fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce MX330||106 fps||88 fps||76 fps (+9%)|
|DOTA 2||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)||HD 1080p, High (Check settings)|
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7||123 fps (+10%)||87 fps (+13%)||60 fps (+2%)|
|NVIDIA GeForce MX330||112 fps||77 fps||59 fps|
While the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 was better in all of our benchmarks, showing performance gains of up to 51%, with the gaming tests also favoring them, up until we got to the maximum settings, where the FPS numbers were nearly identical. This shows that the Intel GPU is better for productivity tasks, but can excel in gaming too, while the MX330 was very likely designed to tackle gaming with the highest priority.