Intel DG1 discrete graphics benchmark: Equivalent to GT 1030 GDDR5 version

At the beginning of this year, Asus, as Intel’s partner, launched an entry-level graphics card called DG1-4G. This product based on the Xe-LP architecture has 80 EUs and is manufactured using a 10nm SuperFin process, configured with 4GB LPDDR4x-4266 video memory, its bit width is 128 bits, internal use PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, TDP is 30W.

According to Intel, the DG1 discrete graphics card should be used with the 9th or 10th generation Core series processors. It also has special requirements and settings for the motherboard and will not be compatible with AMD’s platform at all. It is understood that its required chipsets are B460, H410, B365, and H310C. In the introduction of ASUS, only Prime H410M-A/CSM and Pro B460M-C/CSM are listed to provide support.

Recently, TomsHardware conducted a normal test on ASUS DG1-4G. Other products compared include Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti/1650 and GT 1030 DDR4/GDDR5, as well as AMD Ryzen 7 5700G/4800U, and Radeon RX 560 discrete graphics.

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The two pictures are a comparison of the aggregated average scores at 720P and 1080P resolutions. The test result is obvious, the performance of Asus DG1-4G is not very good, and the version of GeForce GT 1030 GDDR5 is similar, but you can see Intel’s ambitions in the graphics field. On the other hand, using this as a reference, we can roughly predict how the DG2 series will perform in the future through the expansion of the specifications under the condition of the same architecture.