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AMD Ryzen 7 5700U vs Intel Core i7-1165G7

AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

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The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U is an APU of the Lucienne product family designed for leaner laptops. The Ryzen features eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.3 GHz (Boost) as well as a Vega 8 iGPU. Thread-doubling SMT tech is enabled in this CPU for up to 16 concurrent processing threads.

Architecture

In spite of what its name may suggest, Ryzen 7 5700U is not a Zen 3 part, meaning this is a Ryzen 4000 series mobile processor in disguise. Nevertheless, the CPU is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and its performance as well as energy efficiency figures are very strong compared to what Intel currently has to offer in this segment.

The Ryzen 7 features 8 MB of Level 3 cache. Its built-in memory controller is designed to work with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Unlike the desktop Ryzen 5000 processors, Ryzen 7 5700U does not support PCI-Express 4.0, meaning those speedy NVMe SSDs will be limited to read/write rates of 3.9 GB/s.

The Ryzen gets soldered directly to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable.

Performance

Long-term performance sustainability of a mobile CPU tends to depend heavily on cooling system performance as well as TDP settings of a laptop. That said, Ryzen 7 5700U is one of the fastest U-class CPUs of 2021. As such, a 5700U will outshine any U-class Intel CPU, beating certain H-class Intel processors such as the Intel Core i5-11400H in the process. AMD Zen 2 is a fairly mature architecture, and eight Zen 2 cores are a force to be reckoned with, even at a 15 W TDP.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, Ryzen 7 5700U features the Radeon RX Vega series graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) running at up to 1,900 MHz. This iGPU trails behind the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 in synthetic benchmarks, yet its real-world performance is good enough for many games released in 2020 and 2021 at reasonable resolutions (up to Full HD 1080p) and low to medium quality. As the Vega has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

The graphics adapter definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz, and will gladly HW-decode AVC, HEVC and VP9-encoded videos. There is no AV1 support here though.

Power Consumption

This Ryzen is manufactured on the 7 nm TSMC process for a very decent energy efficiency. Ryzen 7 5700U has a default TDP of 15 W that can be changed to anywhere between 10 W and 25 W by and OEM. The chip won't look out of place in super-slim laptops of all sizes (with an active cooling solution, if possible) as well as mini-PCs and portable gaming consoles and other fancy things.

Intel Core i7-1165G7

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The Intel Core i7-1165G7 is an upper mid-range, quad-core SoC designed for use in ultra-thin laptops. The Tiger Lake-UP3 processor was unveiled in September 2020; its Hyper-Threading-enabled Willow Cove CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). The all-core Boost frequency sits at 4.1 GHz. This i7 was the second-fastest CPU of TGL-UP3 line-up when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.

The i7 is ever-so-slightly inferior to Intel Core i7-1185G7 in that the vPro support is nowhere to be found, the clock speeds are lower, and the iGPU's clock speed is a little lower as well.

Architecture

A sizeable performance-per-MHz boost is one of the many benefits of Tiger Lake generation compared to the older Ice Lake and Comet Lake product families. Core i7-1165G7 is compatible with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4x-4267 RAM; Intel recommends using no more than 64 GB, for reference. The processor also supports PCI-Express 4.0 (4 lanes) and is capable of HW-accelerating certain AI workloads. Thunderbolt 4, USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6 support is partially baked into the chip. Four PCI-Express 4.0 lanes allow for read/write rates of up to 7.9 GB/s, provided a suitably fast NVMe SSD is used.

The i7 is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process marketed as SuperFin that is supposedly comparable to TSMC's 7 nm process, the one Ryzen 4000 and Ryzen 5000 series processors are manufactured on. Both the CPU cores and the iGPU have access to 12 MB of L3 cache. The SoC is supposed to be soldered straight on to the motherboard (BGA1449 socket interface); it is thus anything but user-replaceable.

Performance

The average Core i7-1165G7 in our database is just as fast as Intel's Core i7-8559U, Core i7-10610U, Core i5-10300H when under multi-core load. Single-thread benchmarks reveal the i7 to be just as fast as Intel's Core i7-11370H and Core i9-10900K or AMD's Ryzen 5 5600H, Ryzen 7 5800X. This is a very decent CPU; provided the long-term Power Limit is high enough (> 30 W) and the cooling solution is a good one, the i7 will have no trouble chewing through some light video editing and 3D rendering job on the go with a bit of gaming possible as well (even if there is no dedicated graphics card). More on this below.

Graphics

The Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96 EUs) is based on Intel's Generation 12 architecture. It is a lot faster than the older Iris Plus G7 (Ice Lake) and UHD Graphics 620 (Comet Lake) solutions. The Xe has 96 Execution Units running at 400 MHz to 1,300 MHz, in the case of this Core i7.

The graphics adapter can drive up to 4 monitors in resolutions as high as SUHD [email protected] simultaneously, and the built-in video decoder is AV1-friendly. It will happily decode most other video codecs including HEVC, AVC, VP9, MPEG-2 and so on, too.

The Xe will let you play most games at 1080p / Low quality preset. It's nearly as fast as NVIDIA's GeForce MX350, surpassing anything we have seen from AMD's integrated graphics thus far. It is paramount that fast RAM is used as the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, and, much like with the CPU performance, Power Limits should be high and cooling solution should be decently competent.

Power Consumption

The 10 nm manufacturing process and the low core count render the i7 relatively energy-efficient. i7-1165G7 has a default TDP of 12 W to 28 W (OEMs get to set the value according to their needs), thus making the Core i7 a good fit for ultra-portable laptops and high-end tablets alike. The CPU will have performance sustainability issues if cooled passively which is something for OEMs to keep in mind.

ModelAMD Ryzen 7 5700UIntel Core i7-1165G7
SeriesAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000)Intel Tiger Lake
CodenameLucienne U (Zen 2)Tiger Lake UP3
Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake UP3
» AMD Ryzen 7 5700U1.8 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
Intel Core i7-1195G7 compare2.9 - 5 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-1185G7 compare3 - 4.8 GHz4 / 812 MB
» Intel Core i7-1165G72.8 - 4.7 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-1155G7 compare2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-1145G7 compare2.6 - 4.4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-1135G7 compare2.4 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-1125G4 compare2 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-1115G4 compare3 - 4.1 GHz2 / 46 MB
Clock1800 - 4300 MHz2800 - 4700 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB320 KB
L2 Cache4 MB5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 164 / 8
TDP25 Watt28 Watt
Technology7 nm10 nm
max. Temp.105 °C100 °C
SocketFP6BGA1449
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTDL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) ( - 1900 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1300 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000) R7 5700UIntel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 5700U
45.9 pt (54%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1165G7
45.2 pt (53%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 7438     avg: 8683     median: 8675 (14%)     max: 10139 Points
min: 2525     avg: 5098     median: 5156 (8%)     max: 6862 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1237     avg: 1256     median: 1256.5 (62%)     max: 1267 Points
min: 1110     avg: 1423     median: 1454 (72%)     max: 1539 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 478     avg: 488.5     median: 490 (63%)     max: 494 Points
min: 442     avg: 551     median: 562.5 (72%)     max: 589 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2309     avg: 3279     median: 3370 (14%)     max: 3877 Points
min: 1060     avg: 1963     median: 1991 (8%)     max: 2657 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1196     avg: 1454     median: 1480 (15%)     max: 1614 Points
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min: 553     avg: 848     median: 850 (9%)     max: 1027 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 184     avg: 187.2     median: 188 (64%)     max: 190 Points
min: 115     avg: 211.8     median: 218 (75%)     max: 230 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.8 Points (31%)
min: 5.26     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (14%)     max: 9.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (62%)
min: 2.16     avg: 2.4     median: 2.5 (70%)     max: 2.63 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5780 Points (52%)
min: 7815     avg: 8368     median: 8396 (75%)     max: 8894 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31131 Points (43%)
min: 15248     avg: 20639     median: 17915 (24%)     max: 28753 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 29428     avg: 35743     median: 37058 (33%)     max: 40744 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 10812     avg: 11333     median: 11411 (70%)     max: 11777 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
110.9 s (1%)
360 s (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.5 s (1%)
10.3 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
100.1 s (0%)
min: 402.3     avg: 583     median: 583.2 (2%)     max: 764 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
3.5 s (2%)
min: 8.53     avg: 16.1     median: 16.1 (8%)     max: 23.6 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
3763 Points (22%)
min: 4619     avg: 5532     median: 5531.5 (32%)     max: 6444 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 35448     avg: 40869     median: 41598 (29%)     max: 46127 MIPS
min: 15347     avg: 22962     median: 23460 (17%)     max: 27405 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4476     avg: 4568     median: 4587.5 (66%)     max: 4620 MIPS
min: 4478     avg: 5186     median: 5217 (75%)     max: 5507 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
72.4 fps (33%)
43.9 fps (20%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
191.5 fps (52%)
186.9 fps (51%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7.47     avg: 9.9     median: 10.2 (22%)     max: 11.6 fps