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Intel Core i7-1185G7 vs Intel Core i7-1165G7 vs Intel Core i7-1195G7

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 a higher-end, quad-core SoC designed to be used in ultra-thin laptops. The Tiger Lake-UP3 processor was unveiled in September 2020. It has four Hyper-Threading-enabled Willow Cove cores at its disposal running at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) Boosting up to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). The all-core Boost frequency is 4.1 GHz. This i7 was the second-fastest CPU of the TGL-UP3 lineup when Intel initially launched the series in 2020. Core i7-1165G7 is ever-so-slightly inferior to the 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; it 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. The i7 is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process marketed as SuperFin that is supposedly comparable to the 7 nm TSMC process that Ryzen 4000 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 to the motherboard (BGA1449 socket interface) to be anything but user-replaceable.

Performance

This CPU is destined to be a part of some of the thinnest and lightest systems money can buy. Little wonder, then, that its Boost sustainability will be tied heavily to how high the Power Limits are and how well the cooling system of a laptop performs. That said, the average Core i7-1165G7 in our database is just as fast as the Core i7-10610U, Core i7-10810U, Core i5-10300H, Core i7-8559U in multi-core benchmarks while single-thread benchmarks reveal the i7 to be just as fast as the Core i9-10900K, Ryzen 5 5600H, Ryzen 7 5800H, Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Core i7-11370H. This is a very decent CPU and, while not quite as fast as the higher-wattage competition, the i7 will have no trouble chewing through some video editing and 3D rendering activity 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 Gen 12 architecture. It is a lot faster than the older Iris Plus G7 (Ice Lake) and UHD Graphics 620 (Comet Lake) iGPUs. The Xe has 96 EUs 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 can handle AVC, HEVC, VP9 and last but not the least AV1-encoded videos. The iGPU's gaming performance is close to what MX series discrete graphics cards such as the GeForce MX350 offer, surpassing anything we have seen on an AMD APU thus far. It is paramount that fast RAM is used as the iGPU has no VRAM of its own.

Power Consumption

The 10 nm manufacturing process and low core count render the i7 processor relatively energy-efficient. It has a default TDP of 12 W to 28 W (which the OEMs get to set according to their needs), thus making Core i7-1165G7 a good fit for super-portable laptops and high-end tablets alike. The CPU will have performance sustainability issues if used as the heart of a passively cooled setup which is quite something for OEMs to keep in mind.

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.

ModelIntel Core i7-1185G7Intel Core i7-1165G7Intel Core i7-1195G7
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 - 4800 MHz2800 - 4700 MHz2900 - 5000 MHz
L1 Cache320 KB320 KB320 KB
L2 Cache5 MB5 MB5 MB
L3 Cache12 MB12 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 84 / 8
TDP28 Watt28 Watt28 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1449BGA1449BGA1499
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 96EUs (400 - 1350 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1400 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7Intel Tiger Lake i7-1195G7

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1185G7
45.5 pt (53%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1165G7
45.2 pt (53%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1195G7
45.5 pt (53%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3610     avg: 5349     median: 5504 (9%)     max: 6383 Points
min: 2525     avg: 5098     median: 5156 (8%)     max: 6862 Points
min: 3142     avg: 4983     median: 5175.5 (8%)     max: 6806 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Single Core)
min: 1251     avg: 1452     median: 1457 (72%)     max: 1532 Points
min: 1110     avg: 1423     median: 1454 (72%)     max: 1539 Points
min: 1290     avg: 1439     median: 1452 (72%)     max: 1624 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 489     avg: 559     median: 563 (72%)     max: 593 Points
min: 442     avg: 551     median: 562.5 (72%)     max: 589 Points
min: 498     avg: 556     median: 558.5 (72%)     max: 620 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1425     avg: 2043     median: 2097 (9%)     max: 2493 Points
min: 1060     avg: 1963     median: 1991 (8%)     max: 2657 Points
min: 1212     avg: 1893     median: 1898 (8%)     max: 2590 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 617     avg: 866     median: 871 (9%)     max: 1066 Points
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min: 553     avg: 848     median: 850 (9%)     max: 1027 Points
055110165220275330385440495550605660715770825880935990Tooltip
min: 574     avg: 855     median: 945.5 (10%)     max: 999 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 168     avg: 216     median: 219.1 (75%)     max: 230 Points
min: 115     avg: 211.8     median: 218 (75%)     max: 230 Points
min: 198     avg: 219.3     median: 221 (76%)     max: 238 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.7 Points (18%)
min: 5.26     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (14%)     max: 9.84 Points
10.6 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.6 Points (73%)
min: 2.16     avg: 2.4     median: 2.5 (70%)     max: 2.63 Points
2.7 Points (77%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8782 Points (78%)
min: 7815     avg: 8368     median: 8396 (75%)     max: 8894 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
27623 Points (38%)
min: 15248     avg: 20639     median: 17915 (24%)     max: 28753 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
37219 Points (33%)
min: 29428     avg: 35743     median: 37058 (33%)     max: 40744 Points
40873 Points (36%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10927 Points (67%)
min: 10812     avg: 11333     median: 11411 (70%)     max: 11777 Points
12384 Points (76%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 5.71     avg: 5.8     median: 5.8 (1%)     max: 5.78 s
10.3 s (2%)
8.2 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
360 s (4%)
281.4 s (3%)
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
min: 4619     avg: 5532     median: 5531.5 (32%)     max: 6444 Points
6334 Points (37%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 18812     avg: 23382     median: 24048.5 (17%)     max: 27693 MIPS