Intel Core i7-1165G7 Takes On AMD Ryzen 7 4800U In Benchmarking And Proves To Be Better In Every Workload?

Intel’s Core i7-1165G7, a powerful CPU from Intel’s 11th-Gen Tiger Lake family, and based on the 10nm Fabrication Node, has once again been tested in synthetic benchmarks. After the initial Engineering Sample offered rather disappointing results, the new benchmarking results indicate how well Intel has finetuned and improved the CPU architecture packing Willow Cove cores.

After a second round of benchmarking, it is clear that Intel is back with a powerful family of CPUs that can take on AMD’s increasing threat. The Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 10nm CPU which is part of the Tiger Lake 11th Gen Core family appears to be a solid competitor to ZEN 2 based AMD Ryzen 7 4800U.

Intel 10nm Tiger Lake Core i7-1165G7 Better Than AMD 7nm ZEN 2 Ryzen 7 4800U Renoir?

Intel’s current generation or 10th-Gen mobility products haven’t been able to offer a compelling competition against AMD’s ZEN 2 ‘Renoir’ Ryzen 4000 CPUs. However, the 11th-Gen Tiger Lake CPUs from Intel will be based on the advanced 10nm+ Fabrication Node. Moreover, these processors will be featuring the company’s next-generation Willow Cove cores which should deliver key performance gains and improvements.

The 11th-Gen Intel CPUs are beginning to show their capabilities against the TSMC 7nm node which AMD has utilized for its own Ryzen 4000 Renoir family of processors. Needless to add, the 10nm Tiger Lake-U family’s main competitor is AMD’s Ryzen 4000 U-series which launched recently.

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The benchmarking took place on a Lenovo laptop which features a very slim design. In other words, there was rather restrictive active cooling which would certainly put limitations on the capabilities of the Intel CPU. Nonetheless, the Core i7-1165G7 scored 6737 points in the single-core and 23414 points in the multi-core tests within Geekbench 4. The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U which is an 8 Core and 16 Thread CPU, featured inside a similar Lenovo notebook scored 5584 points in single-core tests and 27538 points in multi-core tests.

Essentially, the Intel Core i7-1165G7 is 20 percent better in single-core performance tests while featuring just 10 percent clock speed advantage over the Ryzen 7 4800U (4.2 GHz vs 4.7 GHz). In multi-core tests, AMD’s CPU does perform about 17 better but it is important to note that AMD has pack 8 Cores, which is double than Intel’s contender.

Intel Tiger Lake CPUs To Beat AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs?

The upcoming Intel Tiger Lake CPU flagship is the Core i7-1185G7. The Core i7-1165G7 sits below, and it still managed to offer impressive benchmark results. The Intel Core i7-1165G7 features 4 Cores and 8 Threads that are clocked at a base frequency of 2.8 GHz, and a boost frequency of 4.7 GHz. The CPU features 12 MB of L3 and 5 MB of L2 cache. The CPU packs the Intel Xe graphics engine and reportedly offers up to 2X the performance boost over Gen 11 graphics chips.

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It is amply clear that the majority of previous benchmarks were conducted with early engineering samples. Some of these Intel CPUs, including Core i7-1165G7, the current generation Core i7-1065G7 ‘Ice Lake’ CPU, and even the Intel Core i5-1135G7 have shown highly promising results.

The Intel Tiger Lake CPUs are expected to arrive in a few months. They will have the new Willow Cove cores which will be replacing Sunny Cove cores which are featured on current-gen Ice Lake processors. Additionally, there are cache redesigns, new transistor-level optimizations, and enhanced hardware-level security features. Intel is also reportedly packing its own Xe-LP GPUs in Tiger Lake CPUs.

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