10th gen 'Ice Lake' Core i7-1065G7 Geekbench score reaffirms Intel's hegemony in laptops, offers single-core performance on par with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Intel's 10nm Ice Lake CPUs are almost here, which means we get to see some early benchmark leaks. The latest is a Geekbench score that belongs to a HP Spectre x360 convertible powered by the Intel Core i7-1065G7.
The Core i7-1065G7 is a 4C/8T 15W part with a 1.5 GHz base and 3.9 GHz turbo. It comes with Gen11 GT2 Iris Plus Graphics G7 that can rival the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10. In Geekbench, the Core i7-1065G7 seems to have scored 5691 in single-core and 17741 in multi-core. These scores imply that Intel's single-core dominance isn't going away anytime soon.
The 1065G7 is a 15W processor and it actually seems to score higher than a 105W AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in single-core (5620) and somewhat closer to a Core i7-8700K (5894). While the single-core performance difference between the new Ice Lake chip and the Ryzen 9 3900X isn't really that big, we also have to factor in the TDP difference, which makes the scores all the more interesting.
Now, before drawing any conclusions, we'd also like to point out that this score is the highest we've seen for the Ice Lake 1065G7 so far. In a previous leak, we've seen the same CPU score somewhat lower (5234) in a Dell XPS 13 7390 although, there could be many factors for the same including pre-production units, unoptimized software, etc.
Therefore, we would highly recommend taking the benchmark scores at face value for the time being. As we near the launch of Ice Lake laptops, we can expect more reliable scores to be available for a proper comparison.
From the looks of it though, Intel seems to continue to leverage its dominance in single-core performance and with 10nm, they might indeed offer some stiff competition to AMD who'll definitely be looking to close the IPC gap even further with Zen 2+.
Thanks to reader Ascariss for the tip!