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Intel Core i3-1115G4 vs Intel Core i7-1185G7 vs Intel Core i3-1125G4

Intel Core i3-1115G4

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The Intel Core i3-1115G4 is a dual-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks based on the Tiger Lake-U generation (UP3) that was launched in September 2020. It integrates two Willow Cove processor cores (4 threads thanks to HyperThreading). Each core can clock from 3 GHz (base speed) to 4.1 GHz (single- and dual-core boost). The faster Core i5 and i7 models offer more cores and are therefore significantly faster.

Another novelty is the integrated Xe graphics card based on the completely new Gen 12 architecture. In the i3-1115G4 Intel is naming the GPU UHD Graphics and offers only 48 of the 96 EUs clocked at 400 - 1250 MHz. GPU and CPU can together use the 6 MB of L3 cache.

Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs add PCIe 4 support (four lanes), AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4 and WiFi 6 in the chip.

The chip is produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process that should be comparable to the 7 nm TSMC process (e.g. Ryzen 4000 series).

Performance

Multi-thread peformance is most comparable to Intel Core i5-8250U and AMD Ryzen 5 3450U, both quad-core processors launched just a year or two ago. This makes the i3 a more than decent option for entry-level as well as lower mid-range laptops. It is more than fast enough for day-to-day tasks; that said, any workload of the more taxing kind (such as exporting a high-bitrate, hour-long UHD video) will be enough to bring the i3 to its knees rather quickly.

The operating range of the UP3 series is specified at 12 to 28 Watt. Therefore, the processor is also suited for thin and light laptops.

Intel Core i7-1185G7

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The Intel Core i7-1185G7 is a power-efficient quad-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks based on the Tiger Lake-U generation (UP3) that was introduced September 2020. It integrates four Willow Cove processor cores (8 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading). Each core can clock from 1.2 GHz (12 W base clock speed), 3 GHz (28 W base clock speed) to 4.8 GHz (single-core boost). All cores at once can clock at up to 4.3 GHz. At the time of announcement, the i7-1185G7 is the fastest model of the line-up. Since early 2021, the i7-1185G7 supports management features like vPro.

Another novelty is the integrated Iris Xe iGPU based on the completely new Gen 12 architecture. It should offer a significantly higher performance compared to the older Iris Plus G7 (Ice Lake). In the i7-1185G7 it uses 96 EUs and clocks between 400 - 1,350 MHz. The GPU and CPU can together use the 12 MB of L3 cache.

Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs add PCIe 4 support (four lanes), AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6 in the chip.

Performance

The average 1185G7 in our database is just as fast as AMD's hexa-core Ryzen 5 4500U APU is, as far as multi-thread performance is concerned. While the i7 is not Intel's fastest laptop-grade processor by any stretch of imagination, it's more than usable for your productivity and creative apps, with a bit of gaming possible as well.

The chip is produced on the second-generation 10 nm Intel SuperFin process that is comparable to the 7 nm TSMC process Ryzen 4000 CPUs are manufactured on.

The operating range of the UP3 series is specified at 12 to 28 Watt. Therefore, the processor is suited for thin and light laptops.

Intel Core i3-1125G4

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The Intel Core i3-1125G4 is a 28 W quad-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks based on the Tiger Lake-U generation (UP3) that was introduced in September 2020. It integrates four Willow Cove processor cores (8 threads thanks to HyperThreading). Each core can clock from 2 GHz (guaranteed base speed @ 28 W) to 3.7 GHz (single-core boost). All cores at once can clock at up to 3.3 GHz. The faster Core i7 models offer more Level 3 cache (12 versus 8 MB in the i5) and higher clocked cores.

Another novelty is the integrated Xe GPU based on the completely new Gen 12 architecture. In the i3-1125G4 Intel names the GPU UHD Graphics and offers only 48 of the 96 EUs clocked at 400 - 1250 MHz. The GPU and CPU can together use the 8 MB of L3 cache.

Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs add PCIe 4 support (four lanes), AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6 in the chip.

The chip is produced on the improved 10nm+ process (called SuperFin) at Intel that should be comparable to the 7nm process at TSMC (e.g. Ryzen 4000 series).

The operating range of the UP3 series is specified at 12 to 28 Watt. Therefore, the processor is also suited for thin and light laptops.

ModelIntel Core i3-1115G4Intel Core i7-1185G7Intel Core i3-1125G4
SeriesIntel Tiger LakeIntel Tiger LakeIntel Tiger Lake
CodenameTiger Lake UP3Tiger Lake UP3Tiger Lake UP3
Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake UP3
Intel Core i7-1195G72.9 - 5 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-1185G73 - 4.8 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-1165G72.8 - 4.7 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-1155G72.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-1145G72.6 - 4.4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-1135G72.4 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-1125G42 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i3-1115G43 - 4.1 GHz2 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-1195G72.9 - 5 GHz4 / 812 MB
» Intel Core i7-1185G73 - 4.8 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-1165G72.8 - 4.7 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-1155G72.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-1145G72.6 - 4.4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-1135G72.4 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-1125G42 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-1115G43 - 4.1 GHz2 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-1195G72.9 - 5 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-1185G73 - 4.8 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-1165G72.8 - 4.7 GHz4 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-1155G72.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-1145G72.6 - 4.4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-1135G72.4 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i3-1125G42 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-1115G43 - 4.1 GHz2 / 46 MB
Clock3000 - 4100 MHz3000 - 4800 MHz2000 - 3700 MHz
L1 Cache160 KB320 KB320 KB
L2 Cache2.5 MB5 MB5 MB
L3 Cache6 MB12 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 84 / 8
TDP28 Watt28 Watt28 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1499BGA1449BGA1449
FeaturesDL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-3733DL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266DL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-3733
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs (400 - 1250 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1350 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs (400 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Tiger Lake i3-1115G4Intel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-1115G4
34.1 pt (38%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1185G7
40.8 pt (45%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 2725     avg: 3043     median: 3236 (5%)     max: 3244 Points
min: 3610     avg: 5324     median: 5383.5 (9%)     max: 6383 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1242     avg: 1296     median: 1312 (58%)     max: 1319 Points
min: 1251     avg: 1449     median: 1455.5 (64%)     max: 1532 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 504     avg: 507     median: 505 (58%)     max: 515 Points
min: 489     avg: 557     median: 558.5 (64%)     max: 593 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 961     avg: 1113     median: 1071 (5%)     max: 1251 Points
min: 1425     avg: 2039     median: 2090 (9%)     max: 2493 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 384.7     avg: 460.5     median: 494 (5%)     max: 507 Points
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min: 617     avg: 859     median: 866 (9%)     max: 1066 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 137     avg: 178.5     median: 193 (59%)     max: 197 Points
min: 168     avg: 215.4     median: 217 (66%)     max: 230 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 8.99     avg: 9.3     median: 9.3 (13%)     max: 9.67 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.52     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (8%)     max: 2.56 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8018 Points (65%)
min: 8782     avg: 8872     median: 8872 (72%)     max: 8962 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
16265 Points (19%)
min: 26426     avg: 27025     median: 27024.5 (31%)     max: 27623 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 35564     avg: 36392     median: 36391.5 (28%)     max: 37219 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 10927     avg: 11135     median: 11135 (61%)     max: 11343 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
412.8 s (5%)
240.4 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
11.8 s (2%)
min: 5.71     avg: 6     median: 5.8 (1%)     max: 6.875 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6045 Points (35%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 11122     avg: 12592     median: 12793 (8%)     max: 13422 MIPS
min: 18812     avg: 23288     median: 23471 (15%)     max: 27693 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4497     avg: 4598     median: 4600 (55%)     max: 4674 MIPS
min: 3678     avg: 5112     median: 5153 (62%)     max: 5507 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
26.2 fps (10%)
46.6 fps (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
141.6 fps (33%)
198.8 fps (47%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.25     avg: 3.7     median: 3.6 (8%)     max: 4.1 fps
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min: 5.02     avg: 6.6     median: 6.6 (14%)     max: 8.13 fps