Intel Core i7-1165G7 and AMD Ryzen 7 4800U clash on 3DMark 11 with mixed results for the upcoming Tiger Lake-U processor
A 3DMark 11 comparison between the Intel Core i7-1165G7 and AMD Ryzen 7 4800U has been unearthed by Tum Apisak. The final 3DMark score between the two unlikely rivals is surprisingly close, with the Tiger Lake-U part scoring 6,211 points and the Renoir chip just ahead on 6,331 points (+1.9%). Although both processors are based on a 15 W TDP by default, there is a noteworthy difference in cores and threads, which has naturally skewed the results in CPU-heavy tasks. The Intel chip has four cores and eight threads, while the Ryzen 4000 APU has eight cores and 16 threads.
While comments on Apisak’s tweet have focused on the seemingly substandard performance by the Intel Core i7-1165G7, this is expected due to the core/thread difference. The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U scores 12,494 points in the Physics Score compared to 8,028 for the Tiger Lake-U chip, a difference of 55.6%...but as has been pointed out, the Renoir processor has 100% more cores to its advantage. The graphics-related scores paint a much different picture.
The Intel Core i7-1165G7 actually leads in the overall Graphics Score: 6,218 points vs. 6,104 points (+1.9%). The Tiger Lake-U chip with its Gen12 Xe iGPU also leads in the first three Graphics Tests, although only by a couple of FPS each time. According to the benchmark, the i7-1165G7 has a base clock of 2.80 GHz and boosts to 4.69 GHz (Ryzen 7 4800U: 1.80 GHz – 4.20 GHz), although this could be a misreading by 3DMark.
It’s a very mixed result for the Intel Core i7-1165G7, especially as Intel parts often fare better on 3DMark than AMD chips. Considering the core/thread discrepancy, you would expect the Ryzen 7 4800U APU to pull away in CPU-based tests, and you would also expect the Gen12 Xe iGPU to perform better than AMD’s aging Vega architecture. However, this will be a much different story when Navi architecture finally starts being fully implemented into AMD’s iGPUs. It looks like Intel is still playing catch up.