Intel has announced some more details about its homegrown Vehicle MAX dedicated GPU and with it a brand new platform technology: Intel Deep Link. Deep Link basically allows Intel to use integrated graphics, dedicated graphics, and processors simultaneously for workloads where possible. MAX vehicles paired with iGPU beat the NVIDIA MX 350 in graphics workload and reduced AI-related workload.
Intel Xe MAX with Deep Link: Slightly better than the MX350 in games, decoding the RTX 2080 in AI related workloads using Deep Link
The Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete GPU has the same 96 EU as the integration partner but unlike the latter GPU it has a higher TDP that can push the clock speed to 1.65GHz and also houses a dedicated 4GB of memory. It features variable speed shading and Intel DLBoost and works on PCIe 4.0. The core architecture is Intel Xe LP like its integrated cousin.
Intel Iris Xe (iGPU) and Xe MAX (dGPU) are practically the same GPU so it’s no surprise Intel wants to find a platform technology that will allow them to pool their resources and beat the competition. . Intel Deep Link is the name of that technology. This is a platform innovation that allows Intel to combine not only the integrated GPU and dedicated GPU – but also the CPU itself. Compared to multi-vendor configurations (eg NVIDIA-Intel), only one device will run a specific workload.
“We started redefining the role of discrete graphics in thin and light laptops and tackling a growing division of creators who wanted more mobility. The Vehicle Iris Graphics MAX and Intel® Deep Link technology are examples of the kind of platform-level innovation Intel plans to bring to market in the future as we work on our Scalable Vehicle roadmap. “
– Roger Chandler, vice president and general manager of XPU Customer Products and Solutions in Intel Architecture, Graphics and Software Group
What Deep Link does: Deep Link aggregates multiple processing tools through a common software framework to bring new capabilities and better performance to your PC. This framework unlocks creativity in thin and light laptops by maximizing CPU performance, enhancing artificial intelligence (AI) generation efficiency, and taking industry-leading encryption to the next level. new.
- How Deep Link works: Deep Link technology brings processing tools together in a common software framework, allowing software developers to significantly increase content creation workload performance. Applications are able to scale certain workloads on discrete and integrated graphics. Examples include:
An additional AI capability enables conferencing and rendering on both GPUs to accelerate content creation workloads.
- The combination of industry-leading encoding engines in every GPU through hyper-encoding allows for video rendering time for review or sharing.
The first Deep Link enabled applications use the Intel® Media SDK, the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO ™ toolkit, and the Intel® VTune ™ Profiler to access the full power of the platform. Developers will also be able to utilize Deep Link technology with Intel’s powerful multi-architecture oneAPI toolkit. Developers interested in accessing Deep Link technology can subscribe to future updates and information.
Intel Iris Xe MAX GPU and AI gaming benchmarks
No announcement would be complete without a few first-party benchmarks, and Intel doesn’t disappoint with these numbers.
The Intel Iris Xe MAX laptop easily beats NVIDIA’s MX350 in 8 out of 10 cases given in this benchmark. I also appreciate the fact that it seems Intel has tried Not comes to cherry benchmarks and actually gives a couple of examples where the NVIDIA MX350 beats Intel Xe MAX solutions like Borderlands 3 and Gears Tactics. However, the Intel Iris Xe MAX GPU is said to deliver more stable performance across gaming levels and completely kills the MX350 in some heavy AAA titles like Metro Exodus. Since it can hit more than 30 fps on most AAA titles at medium low settings, I would say this is Intel’s first low-end gaming solution in years.
AI workload and productivity, on the other hand, are a completely different scenario. Since Intel’s Iris Xe MAX GPU already has DL Boost and on top of that, Deep Link that allows the laptop to distribute AI workloads to all three devices, a laptop equipped with a MAX Vehicle is completely off-weight. and even beat the RTX 2080 by the top NVIDIA mobile GPUs. In coding, Intel benchmarks show that the solution is based on Intel Deep Link is resonates 78% faster than NVIDIA RTX 2080!
Intel’s Deep Link technology is a nerd’s wet dream. Taking full advantage of available resources with virtually no waste is exactly how things should be configured and embodies the ‘to-the-metal’ philosophy that makes the console so powerful. in the past. The best part is, we could actually see Deep Link enabled in some gaming apps because Intel was tightened but mentioned that they are working on adding more apps to the platform.
Shared Dynamic Power also allows the company to tweak performance (similar to AMD) in TDP limited scenarios. Intel® Iris® Car MAX Graphics are available for the Acer Swift 3x, Asus VivoBook Flip TP470 and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 starting today. These are the first devices to use 11th generation Intel Core mobile processors, Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics and Intel Deep Link technology.
The full article on the launch of Intel Iris Xe MAX is given below: