The results of benchmarks may not necessarily provide a whole picture, but they seem to have a lot of potential for gaming on an integrated Intel GPU computer.
Benchmark scores are being leaked left, right, and centre in anticipation of the anticipated introduction of Intel’s Meteor Lake architecture, which is just around the horizon. According to the results of a 3DMark Time Spy test, a Core 7 Ultra 155H is somewhat quicker than AMD’s Ryzen Z1 Extreme, which is used in a variety of mobile gaming devices. Due to the fact that they both have the same power limit, it is possible that Team Red may not have the pocket PC market all to themselves in the year 2024.
This nugget of information was released on X/Twitter by HXL, who is known for having a history of leaking information. According to reports, the images show some benchmark results on a Core 7 Ultra 155H with 28 watts of power. Intel’s upcoming Meteor Lake architecture, which has several tiles for graphics, computing, input/output, and general housekeeping responsibilities, serves as the foundation for its central processing unit (CPU).
A total of 22 threads are contained inside the compute tile, which is comprised of six P-cores and eight E-cores. Additionally, there are two E-cores hidden away in another tile. Although there is less information available regarding the GPU tile, it is usually believed to contain eight Xe cores. If we assume that Intel has not altered the layout of their Arc graphics architecture for Meteor Lake, then this would mean that there are a total of 1,024 shaders used by the GPU tile.
However, the most significant thing to note is that the chip obtained a Time Spy score of 3,339, while the picture displays a graphics score of 3,077 and a CPU score of 6,465. For the sake of gaining a better understanding of those statistics, I performed the same test on the Asus ROG Ally, which is equipped with AMD’s Ryzen Z1 Extreme APU.
During that particular test, the Asus handheld received a total score of 3,150, with the graphics score coming in at 2,834 and the CPU score reaching 8,574. This can be seen in the data that I obtained. Considering that these statistics were obtained with the Ally docked and operating in its 30W Turbo mode, it is safe to say that this is the best that the ROG gadget is capable of achieving. Taken at face value, the Z1 Extreme generated a result that was 33% better in terms of the CPU, but it had a graphics score that was 8% worse.
I took a screenshot of a message on Twitter that purportedly included leaks of test data for the Intel Core 7 Ultra 155H.
If Time Spy is being run solely on the Meteor Lake P-cores, then this might be the reason why there is a 33% difference between the two. The CPU that AMD uses has eight Zen 4 cores. If the E-cores are being utilised, then the situation is completely different, and in order to do a more in-depth analysis of it, we would need to have a great deal more information on what is happening with the clock speeds throughout the testing.
When it comes to gaming performance, Intel’s Arc graphics processing units (GPUs) may be extremely jittery, particularly in older DirectX 9 and 10 games. However, it is normally acceptable in some of the most recent games, especially considering the ongoing improvement of drivers. There are a lot of shaders in Time Spy, and the Alchemist design works well in these kinds of settings. However, this does not necessarily mean that the same thing will happen in real games.
Around the time of the game’s introduction, the graphics processing units (GPUs) used in Alchemist were optimised for 3DMark, and the synthetic benchmarks of these GPUs presented a totally different picture from the real per-game results. Despite this, the gap has been greatly reduced with the introduction of new drivers in recent times.
Despite the fact that the Arc tile that is being evaluated here does not seem to be much superior to the Radeon 780M that is found in the Z1 Extreme, it is at least comparable in this specific test. The real-time action will display a wide variety of variances; nonetheless, as a rough guide, the outcome of Time Spy is probably very similar to how things will be on average.
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The Core 7 Ultra 155H received a multicore score of 11,616 and a single core score of 1,483, according to the Cinebench R23 findings that are shown in the X/Twitter post. To put it into perspective, the ROG Ally received 13,896 and 1,717, respectively. The performance of Intel’s processor is now closer to that of AMD’s than it was in the Time Spy test, although it is still 14 to 16% behind AMD’s.
Although there is no way to check the stated result for the Core 7 Ultra 155H, if we believe that it is accurate and reflective of what the chip is truly capable of doing, it is not too awful for a CPU that consumes 28 watts of power since it is not too bad. Since the raw performance of the central processing unit (CPU) is less significant than the graphics capability, I believe that it would be a perfect option for use in a mobile gaming personal computer.
It is beneficial for consumers to have competition in any market sector; thus, if Intel is able to manufacture these Meteor Lake processors at the same price as AMD is able to make its APUs, then it is possible that some new portable personal computers will be equipped with Intel processors in the year 2024.
We are aware that Emdoor is absolutely experimenting with the concept, and the overall gaming experience with a laptop equipped with a Meteor Lake GPU is fairly promising considering the size of the GPU that is contained inside the device. Despite the fact that I am still relatively new to the world of portable devices, I am finding that I am getting more dependent on pocket PCs. I can’t wait to see what new gadgets are released in the next year!