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Intel Core i5-1135G7 vs Intel Core i7-1195G7 vs Intel Core i3-1115G4

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. The higher-end Core i7-11x5 parts 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 a laptop are. That being said, the average Core i5-1135G7 in our database is just as fast as the Core i5-10400H, Core i5-8300H, and Ryzen 7 3700U in multi-core benchmarks. The CPU acts even nicer when under single-core load, reaching similar heights as the Ryzen 7 5600X and Core i7-8700K. 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 more mundane tasks including the usual web browsing and spreadsheet editing will pose no problem, 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 Core i5's 10 nm manufacturing process and low core count render it relatively energy-efficient. 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 i7-1195G7

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The Intel Core i7-1195G7 is a quad-core SoC from the Tiger Lake-UP3 product family designed for thin laptops and Ultrabooks that was introduced in 2021. It integrates four Willow Cove processor cores (8 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading). The base clock (minimum) depends on the configured TDP and can range from 1.3 GHz (12 Watt TDP) up to 2.9 GHz (28 W). The Turbo on one core can reach up to 5 GHz (Turbo Boost 3.0). All cores can reach up to 4.6 GHz. The i7-1195G7 is part of the Tiger Lake UP3 refresh and is the fastest CPU of the Tiger-Lake U line.

The 1195G7 integrates the Intel Iris Xe graphics adapter with 96 EUs clocked at 400 - 1400 MHz. The GPU and CPU can together use the 12 MB of L3 cache.

Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs supports four lanes of PCIe 4, AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6E 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).

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 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 introduced 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).

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 i5-1135G7Intel Core i7-1195G7Intel Core i3-1115G4
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
Clock2400 - 4200 MHz2900 - 5000 MHz3000 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache320 KB320 KB160 KB
L2 Cache5 MB5 MB2.5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB12 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 82 / 4
TDP28 Watt28 Watt28 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1449BGA1499BGA1499
FeaturesDL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266DL 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 Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1400 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs (400 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7Intel Tiger Lake i7-1195G7Intel Tiger Lake i3-1115G4

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-1135G7
42 pt (49%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1195G7
45.5 pt (53%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-1115G4
37.6 pt (44%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 2786     avg: 4705     median: 4982 (8%)     max: 6136 Points
min: 3142     avg: 4983     median: 5175.5 (8%)     max: 6806 Points
min: 2725     avg: 3043     median: 3236 (5%)     max: 3244 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1062     avg: 1319     median: 1345 (67%)     max: 1373 Points
min: 1290     avg: 1439     median: 1452 (72%)     max: 1624 Points
min: 1242     avg: 1296     median: 1312 (65%)     max: 1319 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 375     avg: 506     median: 515 (66%)     max: 527 Points
min: 498     avg: 556     median: 558.5 (72%)     max: 620 Points
min: 504     avg: 507     median: 505 (65%)     max: 515 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 979     avg: 1819     median: 1854.5 (8%)     max: 2382 Points
min: 1212     avg: 1893     median: 1898 (8%)     max: 2590 Points
min: 961     avg: 1113     median: 1071 (5%)     max: 1251 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 431     avg: 792     median: 822 (8%)     max: 925 Points
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900Tooltip
min: 574     avg: 855     median: 945.5 (10%)     max: 999 Points
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950Tooltip
min: 384.7     avg: 460.5     median: 494 (5%)     max: 507 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 141.4     avg: 194.3     median: 198 (68%)     max: 205 Points
min: 198     avg: 219.3     median: 221 (76%)     max: 238 Points
min: 137     avg: 178.5     median: 193 (66%)     max: 197 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 9.29     avg: 9.5     median: 9.5 (18%)     max: 9.72 Points
10.6 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.33     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (7%)     max: 2.36 Points
2.7 Points (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 8116     avg: 8157     median: 8157 (73%)     max: 8198 Points
8018 Points (72%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 25271     avg: 26244     median: 26243.5 (36%)     max: 27216 Points
16265 Points (22%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
37000 Points (33%)
40873 Points (36%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10515 Points (64%)
12384 Points (76%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
231.3 s (3%)
281.4 s (3%)
412.8 s (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.5 s (1%)
8.2 s (2%)
11.8 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 5283     avg: 7330     median: 7330 (42%)     max: 9377 Points
6334 Points (37%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 14745     avg: 21421     median: 21892.5 (15%)     max: 24873 MIPS
min: 17053     avg: 23359     median: 25040.5 (18%)     max: 26183 MIPS
min: 11122     avg: 12592     median: 12793 (9%)     max: 13422 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3924     avg: 4676     median: 4734.5 (68%)     max: 4921 MIPS
min: 5059     avg: 5348     median: 5377 (77%)     max: 5497 MIPS
min: 4497     avg: 4598     median: 4600 (66%)     max: 4674 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
46.1 fps (21%)
26.2 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
199.5 fps (54%)
141.6 fps (38%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.57     avg: 5.9     median: 6 (13%)     max: 7.6 fps