The Intel Core i7-1065G7 is a power efficient quad-core SoC of the Ice-Lake-U product family designed for thin laptops and Ultrabooks. It was announced in May 2019 (Computex). The CPU has four Sunnycove processor cores (8 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading) clocked at 1.3 (base) - 3.9 (single core Turbo) GHz. 2 cores can reach 3.8 GHz and all four 3.5 GHz using Turbo Boost. According to Intel the Sunnycove cores achieve 18% more IPCs (Instructions per Clock).
Other improvements for Ice Lake are the AI hardware acceleration and the partial integration of Thunderbolt and Wi-Fi 6 in the chip. The integrated DDR4 memory controller supports modules with up to 3200 MHz (and LPDDDR4 3733).
The average 1065G7 in our database is most comparable to AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and Intel Core i5-8259U, as far as multi-thread performance is concerned. This is a so-so result and a direct consequence of Intel's inability to make the best of its brand-new 10 nm node. Intel Core i7-10710U, a 10th Gen processor built with Intel's third-gen 14 nm process, will easily rip a 1065G7 to pieces. That said, a 1065G7 will beat a 10710U in terms of energy efficiency.
The Core i7-1065G7 is produced on the first-gen 10 nm Intel process that should offer a comparable performance to the 7 nm TSMC process. The TDP is specified at 15 Watts and therefore the CPU can be used in thin and light laptops (but usually with a fan). Intel offers a configurable TDP of 7.5 - 25 Watts for the partners resulting in significant performance differences (due to longer periods of Turbo Boost).