Intel Xess was tested on video cards Intel, NVIDIA and AMD — the results differ

Intel Xess was tested on video cards Intel, NVIDIA and AMD — the results differ

This week, Intel launched the XeSS scale-up technology. Since the Intel Arc A7 series has not yet been sold, a new solution can still be tested on mobile versions of Arc, budget A380, and AMD and NVIDIA products.

Intel XesS is available in two versions: one for XML cores on Arc processors, and the other works with DP4a instructions, which are supported by most modern video cards, including NVIDIA Pascal family models, Intel Graphics of the 11th generation, and AMD Vega 20, Navi and more new ones.

The PCGamer journalists took the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti as a test sample and compared the performance in three modes: disabled scale, XesS and DLSS. In 3440 x 1,440 pixels, their own video card resource showed 95 frames per second, while XesS and DLSS showed 112 and 119 frames per second, respectively.

The results were interesting: Intel Xess worked on all of the tested models, but did not always achieve a significant increase in productivity, and in some cases even significant delays were observed. The material explained the negative effect that the individual models of DP4a were supported only in the emulator mode, which affected, inter alia, the AMD Vega and Navi first generation graphic processors.

The slight increase in the numbers was attributed in some cases to a lack of video coverage, although 6 Gbyte was not enough to play four years ago. Modern models of video cards have largely confirmed the effectiveness of Xess compared to navigative branding. Particularly interesting was the result for the Intel Arc A380 budget, whose measures have been increased from 26.5 to 58.7 frames per second to more than double the set-up.