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Intel Core i5-1135G7 vs Intel Core i3-1125G4

Intel Core i5-1135G7

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The Intel Core i5-1135G7 is a quad-core, mid-range SoC designed to be used in ultra-light laptops. The Tiger Lake-UP3 processor was introduced in September 2020. It features four Willow Cove CPU cores running at 2.4 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) Boosting up to 4.2 GHz (1-core Boost). The all-core Boost clock speed sits at 3.8 GHz. This is a Hyper-Threading-enabled CPU, allowing for up to 8 concurrent processing threads.

Architecture

A sizeable performance-per-MHz boost is one of the multiple strengths of Tiger Lake compared to the older Ice Lake and Comet Lake product families. Core i5-1135G7 is compatible with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4x-4267 RAM, supports PCI-Express 4.0 (4 lanes) and is capable of HW-accelerating 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 i5 is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin that is supposedly comparable to TSMC's 7 nm process that Ryzen 4000 series laptop-grade processors are manufactured on. Both the CPU cores and the iGPU enjoy access to 8 MB of L3 cache. Higher-end Core i7-11x5 processors are notable for their larger Level 3 cache (12 MB versus 8 MB), faster iGPUs and higher clock speeds. Core i5-1135G7 is supposed to be permanently soldered to the motherboard (BGA1449 socket interface) and is thus not user-replaceable.

Performance

The i5's long-term Boost sustainability will depend heavily on how high the Power Limits and how good the cooling solution of your laptop are. That being said, the average Core i5-1135G7 in our database is just as fast as Intel Core i7-10810U, Core i5-1145G7, Core i5-1230U and AMD Ryzen 7 3780U are in multi-thread benchmarks. The performance may not be ground-breaking, but it’s still on the sunnier side. This Core i5 will have no difficulty coping with some light gaming and video editing on the go, and the usual web browsing and spreadsheet editing will pose no problem to it, either.

Graphics

The 80 EU Iris Xe Graphics G7 is based on Intel's Gen 12 architecture. The iGPU is somewhat faster than the older Iris Plus G7 (Ice Lake) and much faster than the UHD 620 (Comet Lake). The 80 EUs are clocked at 400 MHz to 1,300 MHz. This graphics adapter can drive up to 4 monitors in resolutions up to SUHD [email protected] and hardware decode the AVC, HEVC, VP9 and last but not the least AV1 video streams. The iGPU's gaming performance is close to what a typical GeForce MX250 has in store; casual gamers will be happy with the Xe as it will easily handle most titles at 720p on low or medium quality settings. An important thing to keep in mind is that the iGPU has no video memory of its own, making fast RAM a necessity.

Power Consumption

Just like all other Tiger Lake UP3 processors, Core i5-1135G7 has a default TDP of 12 W to 28 W, the expectation being that laptop manufacturers will go for a higher value in exchange for higher performance. Either way, these values are a tad too high to allow for passively cooled designs.

The CPU is built with Intel's 2nd generation 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin for decent, as of mid-2022, energy efficiency.

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.

Power consumption

This Core i3 has a default TDP of 12 W to 28 W, the expectation being that laptop manufacturers will go for a higher value in exchange for higher performance. Either way, that's a little too high to allow for passively cooled designs.

Intel Core i5-1125G4 is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin for decent, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i5-1135G7Intel Core i3-1125G4
SeriesIntel Tiger LakeIntel Tiger Lake
CodenameTiger Lake UP3Tiger Lake UP3
Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake UP3
Intel Core i7-1195G7 compare2.9 - 5 GHz4 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1185G7 compare3 - 4.8 GHz4 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1165G7 compare2.8 - 4.7 GHz4 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1155G7 compare2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1145G7 compare2.6 - 4.4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1135G7 « 2.4 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1125G42 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1115G4 compare3 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1195G7 compare2.9 - 5 GHz4 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1185G7 compare3 - 4.8 GHz4 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1165G7 compare2.8 - 4.7 GHz4 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1155G7 compare2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1145G7 compare2.6 - 4.4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1135G72.4 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1125G4 « 2 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1115G4 compare3 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Clock2400 - 4200 MHz2000 - 3700 MHz
L1 Cache320 KB320 KB
L2 Cache5 MB5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 8
TDP28 Watt28 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1449BGA1449
FeaturesDL 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 Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs (400 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-1135G7
38.1 pt (43%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 2786     avg: 4709     median: 4894 (8%)     max: 6136 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1062     avg: 1321     median: 1345 (59%)     max: 1373 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 375     avg: 507     median: 515.5 (59%)     max: 527 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 979     avg: 1821     median: 1854.5 (8%)     max: 2382 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 431     avg: 791     median: 822 (8%)     max: 941 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 141.4     avg: 194.4     median: 198 (60%)     max: 205 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.37     avg: 8.5     median: 9.3 (13%)     max: 9.72 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.31     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (7%)     max: 2.36 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 8116     avg: 8143     median: 8116 (66%)     max: 8198 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 20445     avg: 24311     median: 25271 (29%)     max: 27216 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 24499     avg: 30750     median: 30749.5 (22%)     max: 37000 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 10395     avg: 10455     median: 10455 (57%)     max: 10515 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 231.3     avg: 259.1     median: 259.1 (3%)     max: 286.835 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.525     avg: 6.7     median: 6.7 (1%)     max: 6.799 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4185     avg: 6282     median: 5283 (31%)     max: 9377 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 14745     avg: 21384     median: 21892.5 (14%)     max: 24873 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3924     avg: 4675     median: 4727.5 (57%)     max: 4921 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 36.7     avg: 41.4     median: 41.4 (15%)     max: 46.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 165.55     avg: 182.5     median: 182.5 (43%)     max: 199.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.57     avg: 5.9     median: 6 (13%)     max: 7.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.384     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.449 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.593     avg: 0.7     median: 0.8 (0%)     max: 0.774 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.2     avg: 4.9     median: 5.2 (0%)     max: 5.3 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 1254     avg: 1374     median: 1320 (18%)     max: 1548 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 499     avg: 664     median: 653.5 (5%)     max: 1044 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.619     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.727 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7455     avg: 8274     median: 8274 (18%)     max: 9093 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.015     avg: 8.1     median: 8.1 (2%)     max: 8.093 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 17.61     avg: 17.7     median: 17.7 (1%)     max: 17.81 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 388     avg: 405.6     median: 412.7 (2%)     max: 416.065 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
22734 Points (21%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6423     avg: 9306     median: 9456 (26%)     max: 11623 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 38873     avg: 55717     median: 58666 (38%)     max: 63164 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 39405     avg: 55009     median: 59162 (49%)     max: 63612 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 54397     avg: 63114     median: 64419 (54%)     max: 65372 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4680     avg: 7762     median: 8064 (20%)     max: 9304 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 1015     avg: 11379     median: 11896 (22%)     max: 13480 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2664     avg: 3862     median: 3850 (19%)     max: 5262 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1147     avg: 1374     median: 1384 (60%)     max: 1428 Points
1198 Points (52%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3475     avg: 4674     median: 4688 (16%)     max: 5472 Points
3738 Points (13%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1156     avg: 1365     median: 1379 (6%)     max: 1407 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3937     avg: 4752     median: 4761.5 (15%)     max: 5268 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5194     avg: 5874     median: 5911 (61%)     max: 6081 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 16405     avg: 18945     median: 18889 (21%)     max: 20747 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 710     avg: 739     median: 721 (1%)     max: 1273 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 137.6     avg: 152.5     median: 143.3 (2%)     max: 176.5 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 39503     avg: 57370     median: 57894 (60%)     max: 62040 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 171.3     avg: 178.9     median: 180.4 (57%)     max: 183.4 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 151     avg: 226.2     median: 227 (56%)     max: 244 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 1058     avg: 1172     median: 1169.5 (45%)     max: 1293 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 20     avg: 37.1     median: 37.7 (7%)     max: 56.8 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 22.4     avg: 42.5     median: 42.9 (9%)     max: 61.2 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 3.34     avg: 5.1     median: 5 (5%)     max: 7.02 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 3.56     avg: 6.5     median: 5.6 (14%)     max: 14.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 15     avg: 19.2     median: 18.2 (21%)     max: 32.1 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-1135G7 → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-1125G4 → 83% n=2

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