1065g7 with dGPU vs 1165g7 without dGPU
Clear all

1065g7 with dGPU vs 1165g7 without dGPU  


gerd fuafsljfe
Eminent Member
Joined: 9 months ago

Hi all,

I have a question for some of the experts here. I read somewhere that the new Intel Iris XE graphics should yield performance similar to the NVIDIA MX250. On userbenchmark it even says that Iris XE is quite a bit faster: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-MX250-vs-Intel-Iris-Xe/m762458vsm1268515 .

With this in mind I thought about switching from my notebook with a 1065g7 and a mx250 ( https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2020-lenovo-yoga-s740-10th4cg-rtx-2070-super-32gbps-tb3-razer-core-x-win-10/ ) to one with a 1165g7 and no dGPU. But then I did some more digging and in most youtube videos which do gaming on the Iris XE Graphics the FPS are far lower than what I currently get.
For example this:

They get an average of 43 FPS on rocket league lowest settings where I get a stable 60 FPS.

Can someone who was tested a 1165g7 laptop and the internal graphics tell me if your experience is similar? Is there a good explanation? Maybe there is just not enough power/cooling to have the iGPU and CPU running on full throttle or maybe its a driver issue or something else?

2020 14" Acer Swift 3 [10th,4C,G] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

Illustrious Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago

@gerd_fuafsljfe, I would not make the switch since your laptop is arguably a better performer off eGPU. There are many factors that determine gaming performance, TDP and cooling system being most critical. 


external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

2021 15" ASUS TUF Dash F15 [11th,4C,H] + RX 6900 XT @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

Eminent Member
Joined: 1 year ago

I second itsage & would like to add: the thing your are considering is a sidegrade AT BEST, and I guess it`s not worth the hastle. I`d say you are better of saving that money for a future notebook.

Best regards


2019 15" Lenovo Yoga C940 (GTX1650) [9th,6C,H] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 [build link]  

itsage liked