Introducing Intel® Iris® Xe MAX Graphics


  • Experience optimized CPU & GPU performance

  • Stay in the creative flow

  • Level up your gameplay


Leadership Experiences on Thin-and-Light Laptops

Intel® Iris Xe MAX is Intel’s first discrete graphics product in 20 years, delivering amazing experiences for creation and gaming.

Now, people who want extra performance don’t have to sacrifice a sleek form factor or stunning visuals. You can enjoy it all, without compromise, on laptops with Intel® Iris® Xe MAX. Intel’s platform approach makes it possible, combining 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, discrete graphics capabilities, and unique software and hardware optimizations to maximize gaming, creation, productivity, and more.

Experience Optimized CPU & GPU Performance

Intel® Iris® Xe MAX offers no-compromise performance from both the CPU and GPU. Intel® Deep Link Technology matches the right workload with the right compute solution—enabling discrete graphics for creation and gaming, while 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors power great productivity with 20% more CPU performance than systems with third-party graphics solutions.1 Deep Link enables faster, richer AI capabilities for less waiting and more creating, with 7x better AI performance than other discrete graphics.2 Plus, quad encode engines deliver class-leading streaming and sharing, with over 75% faster encode.3

Creativity: Stay in the Flow

Building from 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Intel® Iris® Xe MAX unleashes creators to produce, edit, and share professional-quality content on incredibly thin-and-light laptops. Intel® Iris® Xe MAX was designed for this need, providing advanced graphics performance and media capabilities, while still taking full advantage of the innovation and performance on 11th Gen processors. Now video editors will be able to decode images, edit content, and then render out the video for review or sharing on social media quickly, so they can stay in the creative flow.

Gaming: Level Up Your Gameplay

Intel® Iris® Xe MAX makes playing today’s most popular titles on a sleek laptop seamless, immersive, and fun. With discrete graphics performance, rich media capabilities, and a new low-power architecture, you can enjoy even the latest titles in up to 1080p, anywhere. This is boosted by the latest software features enabled in Intel graphics, like Game Sharpening and Instant Game Tuning.

Unleash Your Creativity

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Product and Performance Information


Transcode video at 1.2x performance on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 with Intel® Iris Xe MAX vs simulated 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 with Nvidia Geforce MX350. As measured by FPS in Handbrake (Version 1.3.3) using CPU transcode.


Upscale photos at 7.34x performance on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 with Intel® Iris Xe MAX vs 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 with Nvidia Geforce MX350. As measured by time in seconds in Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI (Version 5.2.1) photo upscale workload.


Transcode multi stream videos at 1.78x performance on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 with Intel® Iris Xe MAX vs 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK with Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super MaxQ. As measured by time in seconds in Handbrake Nightly (Version 20201020-96317ec50) using GPU batch transcode.


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Performance results are based on testing as of October 26th, 2020 and may not reflect all publicly available updates. See backup for configuration details.
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