Acer Swift 5 Pro’s integrated Intel GPU is up to 97% faster than its dedicated NVIDIA GPU
Integrated graphics, in the past, have never been something to write home about. They were usually a laughing stock and were only useful for web-browsing and playing videos and movies. Nowadays though, new iGPU technologies have been able to perform better than certain discrete graphics cards. Such was the case with the new Tiger Lake Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7, which is included with the Acer Swift 5 Pro’s Intel Core i7-1165G7 and its discreet GPU – the NVIDIA GeForce MX350. We will leave our full review of the Acer Swift 5 Pro down below.
You can check our in-depth review of the Acer Swift 5 Pro here.
As you can see in our GPU benchmark test below the Intel iGPU solution managed to crush NVIDIAs discrete offering pretty convincingly. We recorded performance gains of up to 97%.
And here you can see some real-life results from some of our favorite games
|CS:GO||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)||HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)|
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7||168 fps||120 fps||70 fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce MX350||103 fps||83 fps||65 fps|
|DOTA 2||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)||HD 1080p, High (Check settings)|
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7||123 fps||87 fps||60 fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce MX350||163 fps||99 fps||48 fps|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)||Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)||Full HD, Medium (Check settings)||Full HD, Very High (Check settings)|
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7||54 fps||36 fps||16 fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce MX350||38 fps||24 fps||– fps|
iGPUs are getting better and better as every day passes and this test was evidence of that. Intel is getting back on their feet and it’s amazing to see that there is competition between GPU manufacturers, which could only bode well for the consumer. While Intel’s iGPU is better than NVIDIAs discreet offering there are still instances where you should leave them both enabled, such as video editing, photo editing, and other tasks that can make use of both the integrated and the discrete GPU.
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