AMD vs Intel Integrated Graphics: Can’t We Go Any Faster?

Who makes the best integrated graphics solution, AMD or Intel? The answer is simple right now if you check our GPU hierarchy: AMD wins, easily, at least on the desktop. Current Ryzen APUs with Vega 11 Graphics are about 2.5 times faster than Intel’s UHD Graphics 630. Of course, even the fastest integrated solutions pale in comparison to a dedicated GPU, and they’re not on our list of the best graphics cards for a good reason. However, a lot of changes are coming this year, sooner than later.

Update: We’ve added Intel’s Gen11 Graphics using an Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 processor. Thanks to Razer loaning us a Razer Blade Stealth 13, and HP chiming in with an Envy 17t, we were able to test Intel Gen11 Graphics with both a 15W (default) and 25W (Razer) TDP. We’ve also added GTX 1050 results running on a Ryzen 5 3400G, which limits performance a bit at 720p and minimum quality. We have not fully updated the text, as we’ll have a separate article looking specifically at Gen11 Graphics performance.

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