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Intel Core i7-1165G7 ties with the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U in Time Spy CPU Score despite having half the cores while its Xe iGPU batters the Vega 7 and Vega 8 competition

The Xe iGPU in the Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor has been performing at its best. (Image source: Wccftech)
The Xe iGPU in the Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor has been performing at its best. (Image source: Wccftech)
The Tiger Lake Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor has been spotted going through extensive testing on 3DMark’s Time Spy benchmark and the results have been positive for Team Blue. The Xe iGPU part of the chipset managed to outscore AMD Vega 7 and Vega 8 iGPUs, and the 4-core i7-1165G7 even tied with the 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U in the CPU Score.

It seems to be a case of better late than never with Intel in regard to Tiger Lake. AMD has been ruling the mobile processor world lately thanks to Ryzen 4000, with Comet Lake struggling to keep up with the Renoir competition. However, Tiger Lake seems to be an altogether different beast, especially in terms of the Gen12 Xe iGPU component. Both Tum Apisak and _rogame have been keeping an eye on the Intel Core i7-1165G7 on Time Spy, and the results should put satisfied smiles on the faces of Intel’s engineers for now.

The Intel Core i7-1165G7, which has 4 cores and 8 threads, was pitted against three Renoir rivals: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (8 cores, 8 threads), Ryzen 7 4800U (8 cores, 16 threads), and the Ryzen 9 4900HS (8 cores, 16 threads). Unsurprisingly, the CPU scores in Time Spy for the latter two Ryzen 4000 APUs dominated the Tiger Lake part; however, the i7-1165G7 held up very well against the Ryzen 7 4700U: 5,302 points (AMD) vs. 5,304 points (Intel). The Intel SoC utilized a 28 W TDP and was paired with fast LPDDR4x 4266 MHz RAM while the AMD APU was tested with a default TDP of 25 W.

However, yet again it was the Xe integrated graphics that stole the show for the Tiger Lake Intel Core i7-1165G7. Not only did the Xe iGPU skyrocket past the Vega 7 in the Ryzen 7 4700U by 35.6% in the Time Spy Graphics Score, it also managed to outscore the Vega 8 iGPUs in the Ryzen 7 4800U and Ryzen 9 4900HS by 18.0% and 14.5%, respectively. With results like these, Tiger Lake could well appeal to gamers on a limited budget who don’t want to purchase a laptop with a discrete GPU but still expect decent graphics performance from the SoC.

Intel Core i7-1165G7 AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4800U AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
Cores/threads/TDP 4/8/28 W 8/8/25 W 8/16/15 W (default) 8/16/35 W (default)
CPU Score 5,304 points 5,302 points 7,115 points 7,511 points
Graphics Score 1,482 points 1,093 points 1,237 points 1,282 points
Time Spy comparison. (Image source: 3DMark via @_rogame)
Time Spy comparison. (Image source: 3DMark via @_rogame)
Time Spy comparison. (Image source: 3DMark via @TUM_APISAK)
Time Spy comparison. (Image source: 3DMark via @TUM_APISAK)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-06-20 (Update: 2020-06-20)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.