In the past, integrated GPU performance in Intel CPUs was barely there enough for any graphics-intensive workload. However, Intel wants to change things completely in the new and upcoming Meteor Lake architecture. As if to confirm this, some leaked benchmark scores of an Intel Arc GPU have made their way online.
These scores come from the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo laptop with the iGPU. It was first noticed by the X user (formerly Twitter) known as @Benchleaks.
This particular laptop has also previously appeared in the leaked Intel 14th Gen laptop listings, which happened very recently. The leaked OpenCL benchmark can be found here in the Geekbench database. The processor tested was the Intel Core Ultra 7 155Hpaired with Intel Arc graphics.
Speaking of the score, this particular Intel Arc Graphics variant on the 155H scored 27,249 points in Geekbench 5’s OpenCL test. To give you some context, we compared the score against older dedicated GPUs (GTX 10/16 series) from Nvidia and AMD’s high-performance 780M GPU:
|GPU model||OpenCL benchmark score (Geekbench 5)|
|Intel Arc Graphics||27,249 points|
|AMD Radeon 780M (30W)||28,822 points|
|GTX 1050Ti||23,818 points|
|GTX1650 (Max-Q)||38,549 points|
This is not a bad score at all, especially for a low-wattage processor. Since this is from an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, the Core Ultra 9 power have an even stronger Intel Arc GPU. The score achieved here is enough to outperform a very popular mid-range GPU that Nvidia released at the time, known as the GTX 1050 Ti. With this kind of GPU performance, Intel 14th generation laptops with Arc graphics are will be quite capable.
Future laptops with built-in Intel Arc GPU and 14th generation Meteor Lake CPU will give you that satisfactory performance in content creation applications and other GPU-intensive workloads. This GPU won’t be that bad for gaming either, you can expect it to be at least decent for light gaming. We’ve previously seen Intel show off a demo of the new Arc graphics, with Forza Horizon 5 maintaining 60 FPS at the Full HD resolution (1920×1080).
The Radeon 780M is still better, especially when present in a laptop with a higher TDP. But because we don’t know how much the Arc GPU draws here in terms of power (W), we can’t make an accurate comparison yet. Therefore, the scores of the Radeon 780M (30W) variant were provided. We can see that the Intel Arc GPU in the 14th generation Meteor Lake is on par with this particular lower power variant of the 780M.
Intel launches its Meteor Lake architecture with several innovative features coming soon to the upcoming 14th generation CPUs. The companies AI everywhere event is already planned for next month. In addition to the GPU, Intel also brings a new one NPU chip to Meteor Lake. You can track NPU usage in Task Manager, and it’s made solely for AI processing!
Are you excited about the performance boost on Intel’s Arc GPU that will be present on 14th Gen Meteor Lake processors? This was a much-needed upgrade, and it really makes you take the word “integrated GPU” more seriously. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!