Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)

The Intel UHD Graphics 32 EUs (Jasper Lake, Gen. 11) is an integrated graphics card designed for the Jasper Lake Pentium SoCs, specifically intended for laptops and small desktops. Representing the highest-tier GPU version within the Jasper Lake series (Pentium Silver), it incorporates all 32 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Blocks). Similar to its counterparts, it does not have dedicated graphics memory, and its clock rate varies depending on the specific processor model. At launch, there are two Pentium Silver models available, namely the N6000 with 6W and N6005 with 10W, clocked at 350 – 900 MHz.

Thanks to its enhanced architecture and increased EUs, the UHD Graphics performs significantly better than the older Gemini Lake SoCs, such as the N5000. Intel claims improvements of up to 78% better 3DMark Fire Strike scores and up to 22% more FPS in Rocket League. However, it’s important to note that only very low demanding games should be considered playable.

A notable feature of the Gen11 graphics card is its support for Variable Rate Shading (VRS). This allows game designers to selectively allocate shading resources, enabling them to prioritize shading on certain objects while reducing resolution for others (e.g., objects in the background or behind fog). Early results suggest up to a 1.3x performance improvement in Unreal Engine POC and a 1.2x speedup in Civ 6. As of now, VRS is primarily supported by the Nvidia Turing architecture (GTX 1650 and above).

Another hardware improvement is seen in the integrated video de- and encoder, which Intel claims has been significantly enhanced, although specific details are not provided. The previous generation could decode VP9 and H.265/HEVC in Main10 profile with 10-bit color depth using dedicated hardware.

The Jasper Lake SoCs, including the integrated GPU, are manufactured using the 10nm process, similar to the Ice Lake architecture. This process is expected to be comparable to the 7nm process used by TSMC.

Graphics Processor
Chip (Intel Celeron N6000)Intel N4500
ArchitectureGeneration 11.0
Process Size10 nm+
Transistor Countunknown
Die Sizeunknown
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