What is it with Intel and demonstrating fake performance capabilities of their integrated graphics via video demonstrations?

Intel has unveiled a preview of its upcoming 14th Gen “Core Ultra 100” series, codenamed “Meteor Lake,” emphasizing the gaming potential of its newfound Alchemist-derived Xe-LPG integrated graphics.

This announcement represents a major shift for Intel, aiming to rival AMD in the realm of low-power mobile gaming. The integrated graphics of Meteor Lake are segregated into a separate tile package, a move intended to establish a fresh benchmark for Intel’s integrated graphics capabilities.

AMD has been dominating the low power / mobility sector of performance computing with its Ryzen 7000 series APUs, capable of providing anywhere from 4 to a maximum of 12 CUs all within a very efficient ~30W package providing serious graphical performance capabilities in the palms of your hands.

Intel however decided to demonstrate their upcoming Meteor Lake mobile CPUs with a video playback of Dying Light 2 gameplay, which supports Intel’s own XeSS upscaling technology.

The video playback demonstration allegedly is meant to showcase the performance capabilities of Meteor Lake’s brand new Xe-LPG integrated graphics which is exactly why there is no framerate readouts throughout the video sequence, rather a highlight on the very efficient Meteor Lake CPU holding firm under 30 watts of power consumption from start to finish.

Intel have demonstrated supposed gaming performance between a 1080p native benchmark sequence of Dying Light 2 versus XeSS upscaling from a lower resolution of 720p which is capable of providing anywhere from a 1.2x performance increase to a 1.8x performance increase, but on average it holds firm around 1.5-1.7x improvement.

Can you notice the difference between the left hand side of the video versus the right? Because I can’t. Maybe it has something to with the fact that we’re watching a ~30 FPS video within a 30 FPS on YouTube, honestly however it was at Intel that was dumb enough to conduct this bullshit aught to be fired.

Bring back Ryan Shrout, his benchmarks were laughably deceptive while this is just downright deceitful and an embarrassment for Intel.

Rather than highlighting power consumption, a simple frame rate counter would be more inciteful regarding the true performance expected of Meteor Lake’s iGPU, but it’s fairly clear to say that Intel might now have all that much confidence in the Xe-LPG tile within Meteor Lake as being the market leading package for low power computing.

Because why would you expect actual figures of frame rate performance during a demonstration of the capabilities of Intel’s Meteor Lake CPUs with its brand new ARC Alchemist derived integrated graphics solution supporting Intel’s XeSS technology?

You should be amazed that this CPU holds firm under 30 watts, because wattage is what all gamers care about the most when it comes to comparing gaming performances, FPS is irrelevant, efficiency is king. I understand that this is a product intended for extremely low power and thin devices but that doesn’t really change the fact that Intel demonstrated its “performance capabilities” with a video playback recording without any actual indication of real performance values.

This whole barbaric stunt without any actual indication of performance from a video playback demonstration reminds me of the time Intel previously tried to showcase the graphics capabilities of its then 3rd Generation “Ivy Bridge” Core processors with “real time gameplay” that turned out to be a VLC video playback.

It’s fairly clear that Intel doesn’t have all that much confidence in the actual iGPU performance of Meteor Lake versus that of AMD’s current crop of AMD Ryzen APUs.