Intel may be singing praises of its upcoming 10nm Ice Lake CPUs and the Gen11 iGPU, but the reality is quite ugly. The Ice Lake-U and Y based laptops set to ship later this year are expected to be very limited in quantity and the vast majority of the 10th Gen chips will actually be the 14nm Comet Lake parts, and guess what? They are not quite as fast as their Icy brethren. According to a GFXBench score, the Core i7-10501U is 20% slower compared to the Vega 10 GPU (on the Ryzen 7 2700U) in two of the tests while in the other two, it manages to claim victory.

The Vega 10 is faster than the Comet Lake-U graphics processor (Gen10) in the first two Aztec Ruins tests but fails to keep up in the Manhattan and T-Rex benchmark.

We also decided to compare the Comet Lake-based chip with NVIDIA’s MX200 lineup and found that although it is quite a bit slower in the initial benchmarks, but somehow ends up being faster in the T-Rex, Tesselation and ALU tests. We observed the same result with both the MX250 as well as the MX230. It appears that these particular tests vastly favor the Intel iGPU. We’ll have to wait for the real-world benchmarks to get a clearer picture.

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