Intel Xe Gaming

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  1. Nick

    Nick Professor Carnista

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    I recently purchased an HP Spectre X360 14 with the i7-1165G7 and have been testing a few games on it. Nothing new, I still play the original Call of Duty Black Ops, Just Cause 2, and Far Cry 3. On paper, it should be faster than the AMD RX Vega 7 chip, but my Ryzen 7 4750U pushes better frame rates.

    My biggest complaint is with the Intel 6 AX201 wireless card. It consistently causes higher latency in Call of Duty online games. I have two other laptops with this card and they function normally, so this must be an HP issue.

    I've found that disabling turbo boost with Throttlestop is the best way to avoid GPU and CPU throttling, as well as high temps (>95C).
     
  2. Tyranus07

    Tyranus07 Notebook Evangelist

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    I'd avoid to play online games over WiFi mainly because the latency is not good enough, also the jitter is not constant. My AX200 in a local network goes from 2ms to 60ms, to that you have to add the internet latency so at times it is unplayable. I haven't found the root of the issue. 160MHz should have a more clean spectrum with less interference so less latency but it's not the case to me.

    Just avoid the headache and use ethernet. < 1ms local latency and constant jitter.
     
  3. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    That sounds like buffer bloat. I can game on WiFi just fine with stable latency.
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Professor Carnista

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    When I'm using one of my other two Intel WiFi 6 laptops for gaming, I typically have the lowest ping of any player. It's specifically this HP Spectre that's the issue, my Elitebook 855 G7 is just fine.

    Unfortunately, these thin and light laptops forgo ethernet ports. I can work through the WiFi problem eventually, but the Xe GPU needs some optimization or something. It should be as fast or faster than Vega 7, but I'm seeing about 60-75%.
     
  5. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Have you tried updated to the Intel Iris Xe MAX Dedicated Graphics Driver?
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Professor Carnista

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    Yes, 27.20.100.9039. It runs Black Ops at ~45 FPS at 3000x2000 and low-medium other settings. I was just expecting more based on the benchmarks and games that notebookcheck lists on this page.
     
  7. hfm

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    This is probably a stupid question but I suspect you've also downloaded the latest WiFi driver from Intel?

    Also, if Intel RST is installed, uninstall it. The microsoft supplied driver is just fine, Intel RST was causing me all sorts of issues that cleared up when I uninstalled it.
     
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  8. Nick

    Nick Professor Carnista

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    Yes to the latest drivers. I can't find Intel RST in the add or remove programs though.
     
  9. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It seems Intel's driver development still has a ways to go.

     
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  10. Tyranus07

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    I don't trust this thin and light laptops lol, .... I wonder if it has dual channel. Dual vs single channel has a significant impact on integrated video cards. Also, at what temperature does the Xe throttles? Nvidia graphics cards throttle at around 85ºC. Check the GPU's core clock while playing games and see if it throttles
     
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