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Intel Core i5-1135G7 vs Intel Core i7-1185G7

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

The 10 nm manufacturing process and low core count render this Core i5 a relatively energy-efficient CPU. Just like all other Tiger Lake-UP3 processors, Core i5-1135G7 has a long-term Power Limit of 12 W to 28 W (OEMs get to set the value according to their needs). This makes the i5 a good fit for thinner, lighter systems as well as an occasional Windows tablet. The CPU's long-term performance sustainability is likely to be very poor in passively cooled setups.

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.

Power consumption

This little Core i7 here 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. The CPU is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin for decent energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i5-1135G7Intel Core i7-1185G7
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 i7-1185G73 - 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 i3-1125G4 compare2 - 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 « 3 - 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 compare2 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1115G4 compare3 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Clock2400 - 4200 MHz3000 - 4800 MHz
L1 Cache320 KB320 KB
L2 Cache5 MB5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB12 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-4266
iGPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1350 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7Intel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-1135G7
38.1 pt (43%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1185G7
40.9 pt (46%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 2786     avg: 4709     median: 4894 (8%)     max: 6136 Points
min: 3610     avg: 5324     median: 5383.5 (9%)     max: 6383 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1062     avg: 1321     median: 1345 (59%)     max: 1373 Points
min: 1251     avg: 1449     median: 1455.5 (64%)     max: 1532 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 375     avg: 507     median: 515.5 (59%)     max: 527 Points
min: 489     avg: 557     median: 558.5 (64%)     max: 593 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 979     avg: 1821     median: 1854.5 (8%)     max: 2382 Points
min: 1425     avg: 2039     median: 2090 (9%)     max: 2493 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 431     avg: 791     median: 822 (8%)     max: 941 Points
min: 617     avg: 859     median: 866 (9%)     max: 1066 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 141.4     avg: 194.4     median: 198 (60%)     max: 205 Points
min: 168     avg: 215.4     median: 217 (66%)     max: 230 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
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: 2.31     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (7%)     max: 2.36 Points
min: 2.52     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (8%)     max: 2.56 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 8116     avg: 8143     median: 8116 (66%)     max: 8198 Points
min: 8782     avg: 8872     median: 8872 (72%)     max: 8962 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 20445     avg: 24311     median: 25271 (29%)     max: 27216 Points
min: 26426     avg: 27025     median: 27024.5 (31%)     max: 27623 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 24499     avg: 30750     median: 30749.5 (22%)     max: 37000 Points
min: 35564     avg: 36392     median: 36391.5 (26%)     max: 37219 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 10395     avg: 10455     median: 10455 (57%)     max: 10515 Points
min: 10927     avg: 11135     median: 11135 (61%)     max: 11343 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 231.3     avg: 259.1     median: 259.1 (3%)     max: 286.835 s
240.4 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.525     avg: 6.7     median: 6.7 (1%)     max: 6.799 s
min: 5.71     avg: 6     median: 5.8 (1%)     max: 6.875 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4185     avg: 6282     median: 5283 (31%)     max: 9377 Points
6045 Points (35%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 14745     avg: 21384     median: 21892.5 (14%)     max: 24873 MIPS
min: 18812     avg: 23288     median: 23471 (15%)     max: 27693 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3924     avg: 4675     median: 4727.5 (57%)     max: 4921 MIPS
min: 3678     avg: 5112     median: 5153 (62%)     max: 5507 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 36.7     avg: 41.4     median: 41.4 (15%)     max: 46.1 fps
46.6 fps (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 165.55     avg: 182.5     median: 182.5 (43%)     max: 199.5 fps
198.8 fps (47%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.57     avg: 5.9     median: 6 (13%)     max: 7.6 fps
min: 5.02     avg: 6.6     median: 6.6 (14%)     max: 8.13 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.384     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.449 GB/s
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.593     avg: 0.7     median: 0.8 (0%)     max: 0.774 GB/s
0.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.2     avg: 4.9     median: 5.2 (0%)     max: 5.3 GB/s
5.8 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 1254     avg: 1374     median: 1320 (18%)     max: 1548 Seconds
min: 1099     avg: 1103     median: 1102.5 (15%)     max: 1106 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 499     avg: 664     median: 653.5 (5%)     max: 1044 Seconds
min: 478     avg: 588     median: 578.5 (4%)     max: 745 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.619     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.727 sec
min: 0.55     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.615 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7455     avg: 8274     median: 8274 (18%)     max: 9093 Points
9108 Points (19%)
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
7.1 s (2%)
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
15.6 s (1%)
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
380.4 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
22734 Points (21%)
29182 Points (27%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6423     avg: 9306     median: 9456 (26%)     max: 11623 Points
min: 5707     avg: 10641     median: 11284 (31%)     max: 12726 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 38873     avg: 55717     median: 58666 (38%)     max: 63164 Points
min: 69716     avg: 71020     median: 71351 (46%)     max: 71993 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 39405     avg: 55009     median: 59162 (49%)     max: 63612 Points
min: 69895     avg: 70538     median: 70537.5 (58%)     max: 71180 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 54397     avg: 63114     median: 64419 (54%)     max: 65372 Points
min: 67339     avg: 69256     median: 69331.5 (58%)     max: 71022 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4680     avg: 7762     median: 8064 (20%)     max: 9304 Points
min: 5114     avg: 8442     median: 8804 (22%)     max: 10133 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 1015     avg: 11379     median: 11896 (22%)     max: 13480 Points
min: 7886     avg: 13151     median: 13684 (25%)     max: 14680 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2664     avg: 3862     median: 3850 (19%)     max: 5262 Points
min: 2489     avg: 4447     median: 4495 (22%)     max: 5608 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1147     avg: 1374     median: 1384 (60%)     max: 1428 Points
min: 1398     avg: 1520     median: 1529 (66%)     max: 1626 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3475     avg: 4674     median: 4688 (16%)     max: 5472 Points
min: 4620     avg: 5460     median: 5550 (19%)     max: 5944 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1156     avg: 1365     median: 1379 (6%)     max: 1407 Points
111%