Intel’s DG1 dGPU is Capable of Pushing 1080p 60 FPS at Low-Medium in Most Mainstream Titles

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.

GameResolutionGraphics PresetFrame Rate (FPS)
Forza Horizon 41080pLow60 – 70
Injustice 21080pLow59 – 60
Overwatch1080pMedium65 – 99
Fortnite1080pPerformance Mode106 – 262
Genshin Impact1080pMedium57 – 60
Rocket League1080pHigh82 -120
Grand Theft Auto V1080pNormal79 – 92
Cyberpunk 2077720pLow25 – 33
Red Dead Redemption 2900pLow32 – 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.

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