Although Intel needs to wait until the 14th generation of Meteor Lake processors for real meaningful integrated/core graphics, the upcoming 13th generation Raptor Lake iGPU will also have a significant performance boost compared to AMD’s Vega, according to the newly revealed OpenCL score information.
In the latest discovery shared by Benchleaks, an OpenCL runtime score for the Intel Core i9-13900 was found in the GeekBench runtime library. The score was posted on an Intel UHD integrated GPU with 32 execution units or 256 cores and a clock speed of 1650 MHz, a 100 MHz increase over the 12th generation iGPU and up to 1550 MHz on the Core i9-12900K. This is a 6.5% increase over the clock speed of the 12th generation part and should help provide a nice performance boost.
As for the benchmarks themselves, the Intel UHD iGPU on the 13th generation Raptor Lake CPU scored 9498 points. By comparison, the AMD Radeon Vega 10 integrated GPU scores around 9400-9600, so that’s a pretty impressive performance for a Raptor Lake chip, but if we compare it to the UHD 770 graphics chip (12900K), that’s only a 3% performance improvement.
As you can see, Intel still has a long way to go, and AMD isn’t stopping there either. Their iGPU will be upgraded to RDNA 3 in the next generation (Phoenix Point) and even the Ryzen 7000 CPU will come with an RDNA 2 core, albeit with only 2 compute units. So the 14th generation Meteor Lake iGPUs do need a significant performance boost if Intel wants to launch some kind of competition in the integrated graphics space. Intel Raptor Lake CPUs will be available next month, and Meteor Lake CPUs will be available in 2023.