Through his Twitter account, the head of the Intel Performance Division, Ryan Shrout, published a video of the new APU processors “Tiger Lake” with Willow Cove architecture, which will include the “Xe Graphics” iGPU that the company has announced for a while. Details about this 12th generation of Intel graphics are scant, but it is known to have up to 96 execution units, and some processors in particular will use the discrete GPU, DG1.
In addition to the new Tiger Lake built with 10nm ++, Intel had previously announced that it would launch the dedicated ‘DG1’ GPU for desktop PCs in 2020, although those plans have changed and it appears that the GPU will only be accompanied by these processors at the moment.
Perks of the job! Took a prototype Tiger Lake system for a spin on Battlefield V to stretch its legs. Impressive thin and light gaming perf with Xe graphics! Early drivers/sw, but it’s the first time I’ve seen this game run like this on integrated gfx. More later this year! pic.twitter.com/f1Qlz2jMyB
— Ryan Shrout (@ryanshrout) June 17, 2020
In the video above, you can see an ultra-thin notebook showing Battlefield 5’s “Liberté” mission, running in 1080p resolution at 30 FPS, but with the graphic preset set to High. Not bad considering that the single-player campaign of the Battlefields in some cases are usually more demanding than its multiplayer portion. It remains to be seen how it performs in other titles, but without a doubt this gameplay is a good indicator of what we can expect from these promising Intel APUs.