Thin-and-light laptops with the new Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics now available

November 1, 2020
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Yesterday, Intel announced the availability of thin-and-light laptops with the new Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics. Intel Iris Xe MAX is the Intel’s first discrete graphics processing unit (GPU). Acer Swift 3x, Asus VivoBook Flip TP470 and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2 in 1 are the first set of devices with this new dGPU from Intel.

Here’s why you should get a laptop with Intel Iris Xe Max instead of a NVIDIA or AMD GPU:

  • 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processors paired with Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics deliver Additive AI to provide 7 times faster AI-based creation than similar laptops configured with third-party graphics, and Hyper Encode for up to 1.78 times faster encoding than a high-end desktop graphics card.
  • The CPU is rarely optimized in thin-and-light laptops paired with third-party discrete graphics. Deep Link’s Dynamic Power Share enables all the power and thermal resources to be dedicated to the CPU when the discrete graphics is idle, resulting in up to 20% better CPU performance when a creator attempts a sustained task such as executing a final render.
  • Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics also deliver great thin-and-light 1080p gaming on popular games. Intel is adding to the game experience by delivering two new features: Game Sharpening and Instant Game Tuning. These features will be available through the Intel Graphics Command Center.
  • Intel is offering two bundle promotions that offer creator applications and games. One bundle for 11th Gen Intel Core Processor-based systems will go live Nov 3; a second bundle exclusively for Intel Iris Xe MAX-based systems will be available through and other participating retailers.

Source: Intel

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