Intel for Tiger Lake processors can now handle Fortnite smoothly without a graphics card

Intel has revealed more about the incoming Gen12 graphics, which apparently means you'll be able to play modern esports games like Fortnite right now at fluid 60fps (in full HD resolution) in gaming laptops with an integrated graphics card.

These revelations come from the Intel Developers Conference (IMC) in Tokyo, where the chip giant had a lot to say about Gen12 graphics, which will be included with Tiger Lake laptop processors (the successor to the current Glacial Lake chips) and Xe discrete GPUs, which are both expected to arrive next year.

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Ice Lake (which is already featured in new laptops such as Microsoft's recently revealed Surface Pro 7) running Gen11 (Iris plus graphics) and Intel's rollercoasters at IDC showed their performance an impressive boost over the previous generation of 620 integrated graphics displays.

Gen11 allows games like FIFA to run at close to 60 fps but likes now Fortnite or Dirt Rally 2.0 over like 40 to 45 fps (still playable but that's 60 fps threshold which is rightfully considered smooth games).

According to Intel's presentation info, Tiger Lake's Gen12 integrated graphics jump to 60 FPS at 1080p. Kenichiro Yasu, director of technology headquarters at Intel, claims that Gen12 offers double the performance of Gen11, and that Intel is firmly aiming for 60fps.

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So this is obviously good news for those who can't afford a full-fledged gaming laptop with a discrete GPU, and rely on integrated graphics, but still want to play mid-range games with good internet fluidity (and maybe even manage some more demanding games with detail turned down at solid lacking framerates).

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As mentioned, these Tiger Lakes chips are due out in 2020, and the company has once again confirmed that select Intel XE graphics cards will also be launched next year.

In terms of the latter, an Intel processor exec recently hinted on Twitter that Xe graphics cards should arrive in June 2020 (although it was quite a cryptic tweet - although Intel is already something of a history of these). Of course, even if this is Intel's intention for the planned launch date, it could still slip through...

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Through Wccftech

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