Xe-LPG. Intel is making a comeback in the integrated graphics

Intel is making a comeback in the integrated graphics arena — with Xe-LPG outperforming RDNA 3 in several games.

A new phase in the battle for the minds and wallets of users.


It seems that Intel’s new mobile processors, belonging to the Meteor Lake family, are capable of surprising the computer community, at least in terms of the performance level of their graphic subsystem, challenging the leader in the form of AMD. As reported by Tom’s Hardware, experts from the Golden Pig Upgrade resource tested the latest Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor in a series of games and benchmarks, comparing its performance with the capabilities of its AMD competitor, the Ryzen 7 7840HS.

It’s worth noting that thanks to its chiplet design, the Core Ultra 7 155H has a substantially “heavier” iGPU tile equipped with 128 execution units, which is significantly more compared to previous generation models. The use of a new microarchitecture also contributes — the Meteor Lake representatives feature graphics based on Xe-LPG, which is derived from the desktop Xe-HPG.


According to the test results, at 1080p resolution with low graphic settings, the Core Ultra 7 155H’s integrated graphics proved to be significantly more efficient than the Ryzen 7 7840HS’s graphics subsystem, based on the RDNA 3 microarchitecture, in titles such as DOTA 2 (+54.9%) and League of Legends (+19.8%), and also surpassed its rival in games like Mount&Blade II Bannerlord (+7.2%) and F1 22 with ray tracing (+0.7%).

However, the “red team’s” processor responded to its opponent, albeit not impressively, in Cyberpunk 2077, Hitman 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Watch Dogs: Legion, outperforming its rival by 9.8%, 6.1%, 1.5%, and 5.3% respectively.

In test packages from 3DMark, Intel’s model had an unequivocal advantage over its competitor, varying from 25 to 40%, which may indicate a significant potential of the integrated graphics of Core Ultra 7 155H, which could be fully realized with new versions of graphic drivers.

Undoubtedly, the test results of this new release indicate a very noticeable success of Intel in the field of integrated graphics, where AMD products have led in recent years.