Intel Icelake "Gen11" Graphics Are A Huge Upgrade Over Gen9 With Good Linux Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 24 October 2019. Page 3 of 8. 18 Comments

With the OpenGL Tesseract game that was used due to it being playable with Gen9 UHD Graphics 620, when switching to the Gen11 Iris Plus Graphics meant a 47% increase in performance or 57% when using the Iris Gallium3D driver.

The performance-per-Watt was about 60% better than the Core i7 8565U or 95% to the Core i7 8550U.

On average the Core i7-1065G7 was running cooler than the earlier 14nm processors.

With the Xonotic open-source first person shooter game was also significant performance and efficiency improvements for the Core i7 1065G7 and more so when switching over to the new open-source Intel Gallium3D driver. With ultimate quality settings at 1080p, the Core i7-1065G7 was 41% faster than the Core i7-8565U or 52% over the i7-8550U.

When it comes to performance-per-Watt, the Icelake Gen11 graphics were 34~43% better.

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