Intel Core i7-1195G7 shows 12% and 16% gains over AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and Apple M1, respectively in BAPCo's CrossMark
Recently, we reported about Intel's plans to refresh the Tiger Lake-UP3 and Tiger Lake-H35 lineup with slightly higher all-core boosts. One of the indicated refreshes among them was that of the Core i7-1195G7, which was first spotted in a PugetBench test. Now, we are seeing the same processor take on the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and the Apple M1 is BAPCo's CrossMark bechmark.
CrossMark, as the name suggests, is a cross-platform benchmark that apparently measures both performance and responsiveness. The Core i7-1195G7 seems to have scored 1,519, 1,614, and 1,358 points in the benchmark's Productivity, Creativity, and Responsiveness tests, respectively leading to an overall score of 1,534. This run was performed on an unreleased MSI 14C5 laptop with 16 GB LPDDR4X RAM and integrated Iris Xe Graphics running Windows 10 Pro 21H1. This device could be a refreshed MSI Leopard 14 that is likely to be unveiled during the company's Computex 2021 event on June 1.
The exact specifications of the Core i7-1195G7 are still not fully known. However, these results confirm previous reports that the processor is indeed clocked at a 100 MHz lower base (2.9 GHz) than the Core i7-1185G7 (3 GHz). And unlike the earlier PugetBench results, the Core i7-1195G7 here seems to have performed much better than the Core i7-1185G7 (+12.2%) while also acing competition such as the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (+11.45%), Ryzen 9 5900HX (+12.11%), and the Apple M1 (+16.12%). Interestingly, CrossMark results show the processor to be in the same playing field as the Core i7-11800H and the Core i7-11370H.
Overall, it looks like Intel may look to extract whatever yield benefits and process improvements it can from the 10 nm SuperFin process to to hold its fort before the eventual launch of Alder Lake-U. Laptops powered by Tiger Lake-U Refresh and Tiger Lake-H35 Refresh CPUs are likely to be announced during Comptex 2021 next week.