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Intel Core i7-1195G7 vs Intel Core i7-1165G7 vs Intel Core i3-1115G4

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 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.

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 i7-1195G7Intel Core i7-1165G7Intel 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
Clock2900 - 5000 MHz2800 - 4700 MHz3000 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache320 KB320 KB160 KB
L2 Cache5 MB5 MB2.5 MB
L3 Cache12 MB12 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 82 / 4
TDP28 Watt28 Watt28 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1499BGA1449BGA1499
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 96EUs (400 - 1400 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1300 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs (400 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Tiger Lake i7-1195G7Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7Intel Tiger Lake i3-1115G4

Benchmarks

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 - i7-1165G7
45.2 pt (53%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-1115G4
37.5 pt (44%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 3142     avg: 4983     median: 5175.5 (8%)     max: 6806 Points
min: 2525     avg: 5098     median: 5156 (8%)     max: 6862 Points
min: 2725     avg: 3043     median: 3236 (5%)     max: 3244 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1290     avg: 1439     median: 1452 (72%)     max: 1624 Points
min: 1110     avg: 1423     median: 1454 (72%)     max: 1539 Points
min: 1242     avg: 1296     median: 1312 (65%)     max: 1319 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 498     avg: 556     median: 558.5 (72%)     max: 620 Points
min: 442     avg: 551     median: 562.5 (72%)     max: 589 Points
min: 504     avg: 507     median: 505 (65%)     max: 515 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1212     avg: 1893     median: 1898 (8%)     max: 2590 Points
min: 1060     avg: 1963     median: 1991 (8%)     max: 2657 Points
min: 961     avg: 1113     median: 1071 (5%)     max: 1251 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 574     avg: 855     median: 945.5 (10%)     max: 999 Points
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min: 553     avg: 848     median: 850 (9%)     max: 1027 Points
055110165220275330385440495550605660715770825880935990Tooltip
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: 198     avg: 219.3     median: 221 (76%)     max: 238 Points
min: 115     avg: 211.8     median: 218 (75%)     max: 230 Points
min: 137     avg: 178.5     median: 193 (66%)     max: 197 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
10.6 Points (20%)
min: 5.26     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (14%)     max: 9.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.7 Points (77%)
min: 2.16     avg: 2.4     median: 2.5 (70%)     max: 2.63 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 7815     avg: 8368     median: 8396 (75%)     max: 8894 Points
8018 Points (72%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 15248     avg: 20639     median: 17915 (24%)     max: 28753 Points
16265 Points (22%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
40873 Points (36%)
min: 29428     avg: 35743     median: 37058 (33%)     max: 40744 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
12384 Points (76%)
min: 10812     avg: 11333     median: 11411 (70%)     max: 11777 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
281.4 s (3%)
360 s (4%)
412.8 s (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
8.2 s (2%)
10.3 s (2%)
11.8 s (2%)
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
6334 Points (37%)
min: 4619     avg: 5532     median: 5531.5 (32%)     max: 6444 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 17053     avg: 23359     median: 25040.5 (18%)     max: 26183 MIPS
min: 15347     avg: 22962     median: 23460 (17%)     max: 27405 MIPS
min: 11122     avg: 12592     median: 12793 (9%)     max: 13422 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5059     avg: 5348     median: 5377 (77%)     max: 5497 MIPS
min: 4478     avg: 5186     median: 5217 (75%)     max: 5507 MIPS
min: 4497     avg: 4598     median: 4600 (66%)     max: 4674 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
43.9 fps (20%)
26.2 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
186.9 fps (51%)
141.6 fps (38%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 4.23     avg: 6.4     median: 6.5 (14%)     max: 8.8 fps