The first incarnation of Intel’s Xe discrete graphics processor, the DG1 didn’t get much attention, primarily because it wasn’t available in the DIY market. There haven’t been many reviews of the product either. The few benchmarks we’ve seen show the DG1 fall behind most ($50-100) low-end discrete solutions. However, going by a recent review of a $749.99 CyberPowerPC which features the ASUS DG1-4G the card is actually capable of pushing more than 30 FPS in nearly every title at 1080p, and 60 FPS is most mainstream AAAs.
|Game||Resolution||Graphics Preset||Frame Rate (FPS)|
|Forza Horizon 4||1080p||Low||60 – 70|
|Injustice 2||1080p||Low||59 – 60|
|Overwatch||1080p||Medium||65 – 99|
|Fortnite||1080p||Performance Mode||106 – 262|
|Genshin Impact||1080p||Medium||57 – 60|
|Rocket League||1080p||High||82 -120|
|Grand Theft Auto V||1080p||Normal||79 – 92|
|Cyberpunk 2077||720p||Low||25 – 33|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||900p||Low||32 – 47|
The GPU in question is based on the Xe-LP (Gen12) microarchitecture, featuring 80 EUs or 640 shaders/ALUs with a base and boost clock of 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz, respectively. The GPU is paired with 4GB of LPDDR4X-4266 memory across a 128-bit bus and has a TDP of 30W. This particular pre-built comes with a Core i5-11400F and 8GB of single-channel DDR4-3200 memory which was replaced with 16GB dual-channel DDR4-3600.
The system manages to hit an impressive 80-90 FPS in GTA V at 1080p “Normal” settings, and over 100 FPS in Fortnite using the “Performance” mode. Forza Horizon 4 and Injustice also exhibited a decent 60 FPS average at 1080p “Low”. Rocket Lake was able to hit 80-90 FPS at 1080p “High” settings.