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Intel Core i5-1145G7 vs Intel Core i7-1185G7 vs Intel Core i7-1165G7

Intel Core i5-1145G7

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The Intel Core i5-1145G7 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks based on the Tiger Lake-U generation that was announced early 2021. It integrates four Willow Cove processor cores (8 threads thanks to HyperThreading). The base clock speed depends on the TDP settings and ranges from 1.1 GHz (12 Watt TDP) up to 2.6 GHz (28 Watt). The Boost is always specified at 4.4 GHz (one or two cores).

Another novelty is the integrated Xe graphics card with 80 EUs based on the completely new Gen 12 architecture. It offers a significantly higher performance compared to the older Iris Plus G7 (Ice Lake).

Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs add PCIe 4 support (4 lanes), AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4 and Wifi 6 in the chip. In addition to this, the i5 supports vPro for easy remote management.

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

All articles on Tiger Lake can be found on our Tiger Lake architecture hub.

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.

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 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-1145G7Intel Core i7-1185G7Intel Core i7-1165G7
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
Clock2600 - 4400 MHz3000 - 4800 MHz2800 - 4700 MHz
L1 Cache320 KB320 KB320 KB
L2 Cache5 MB5 MB5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB12 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 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-4266DL 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)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1300 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-1145G7
42.7 pt (50%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1185G7
45.4 pt (53%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1165G7
45.3 pt (53%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
4769 Points (8%)
min: 3610     avg: 5322     median: 5397.5 (9%)     max: 6383 Points
min: 2525     avg: 5110     median: 5216 (9%)     max: 6862 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1388 Points (69%)
min: 1251     avg: 1448     median: 1457 (72%)     max: 1532 Points
min: 1110     avg: 1425     median: 1457.5 (72%)     max: 1539 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
531 Points (68%)
min: 489     avg: 557     median: 557 (72%)     max: 593 Points
min: 442     avg: 551     median: 564 (73%)     max: 589 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
1693 Points (7%)
min: 1425     avg: 2033     median: 2083 (9%)     max: 2493 Points
min: 1060     avg: 1967     median: 1996.5 (8%)     max: 2657 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
792 Points (8%)
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min: 617     avg: 861     median: 868.5 (9%)     max: 1066 Points
055110165220275330385440495550605660715770825880935990Tooltip
min: 553     avg: 847     median: 850 (9%)     max: 1027 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
203 Points (70%)
min: 168     avg: 215.5     median: 217.1 (74%)     max: 230 Points
min: 115     avg: 212.1     median: 218 (75%)     max: 230 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.4 Points (17%)
9.7 Points (18%)
min: 5.26     avg: 8     median: 7.9 (15%)     max: 9.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.3 Points (7%)
2.6 Points (8%)
min: 2.16     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (8%)     max: 2.63 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8324 Points (74%)
8782 Points (78%)
min: 7815     avg: 8540     median: 8645 (77%)     max: 9053 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
25475 Points (35%)
27623 Points (38%)
min: 15248     avg: 22318     median: 22636 (31%)     max: 28753 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
33427 Points (30%)
37219 Points (33%)
min: 29428     avg: 36033     median: 36980 (33%)     max: 40744 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10824 Points (66%)
10927 Points (67%)
min: 10812     avg: 11405     median: 11515.5 (70%)     max: 11777 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
335 s (4%)
min: 216.279     avg: 288.1     median: 288.1 (3%)     max: 360 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
10.2 s (2%)
min: 5.71     avg: 5.8     median: 5.8 (1%)     max: 5.78 s
min: 6.428     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 10.3 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
min: 402.3     avg: 583     median: 583.2 (2%)     max: 764 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
min: 8.53     avg: 16.1     median: 16.1 (8%)     max: 23.6 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4190 Points (24%)
min: 4619     avg: 5593     median: 5717 (33%)     max: 6444 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
20565 MIPS (15%)
min: 18812     avg: 23296     median: 23797 (17%)     max: 27693 MIPS
min: 15347     avg: 22950     median: 23460 (17%)     max: 27405 MIPS