Intel has finally launched the Iris Xe Max, their first chip graphics processing unit (GPU) that will become a competitor to the Nvidia MX350.
Iris Xe Max is physically identical to the integrated GPU in Intel processors for the latest laptops, namely Iris Xe. But the difference is, Iris Xe Max has a higher speed (1650 MHz vs 1350 MHz) and has a dedicated VRAM with a capacity of 4GB.
Iris Xe Max is also called a professional-grade GPU because it can improve device performance in several ways such as content creation. This can be done because there is a feature called Deep Link. What is that?
Deep Link is a feature that can make two GPUs – integrated and discrete GPUs – exist to work together by managing their workloads. Deep Link can also manage power-sharing, to provide optimal power for both the CPU and GPU.
Iris Xe Max is also said to be able to provide sufficient performance for gaming, although Deep Link certainly won’t work when playing games. In various popular games, Intel calls the Iris Xe Max faster than the MX350.
This GPU is available starting today, and so far three laptops use Iris Xe Max, namely the Acer Swift 3x, Asus VivoBook TP470, and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2 in 1.