Intel Core i7-1195G7 whips up a 5 GHz storm on Geekbench by surpassing Rocket Lake and AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors in single-core performance
Test results for the Intel Core i7-1195G7 have started piling up on Geekbench (v5), as spotted by VideoCardz, and the single-core scores are getting better and better. A recent benchmark run for the new Tiger Lake processor left it with 1,700 points in the single-core test and 6,005 points in the multi-core test. While the latter score is hardly worth a second look, the former test result is quite astonishing, especially for a processor destined for thin and light laptops.
Taking the average of the three tests results so far recorded for the Intel Core i7-1195G7 leaves a single-core score of 1,680 points. If this average score was included in Geekbench’s current performance chart, it would be tucked right between the Rocket Lake i5-11600F and Zen 3 Ryzen 7 5800X desktop chips. If an average of 1,700 points could be maintained, then this would place the i7-1195G7 ahead of the mighty AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and only 28 points behind the Intel Core i7-11700K.
It’s a noteworthy result for the i7-1195G7, which reached a peak frequency of 4,987 MHz here. The Tiger Lake chip has a configurable TDP of 12-28 W, although you can be sure utilizing Turbo Boost 3.0 to get that single CPU core to 5 GHz would have involved a huge power draw. It’s not a sustainable workload benchmark either – it's more about how fast it can be pushed for a short period. There are always caveats to keep in mind with these types of tests, and it doesn’t suddenly mean Intel’s Tiger Lake is particularly better or worse than AMD’s Cezanne, but the i7-1195G7 is certainly a very quick laptop chip.