Intel Core i7-1195G7 vs Intel Core i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1195G7► remove from comparison
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► remove from comparison
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Model||Intel Core i7-1195G7||Intel Core i7-1165G7|
|Series||Intel Tiger Lake||Intel Tiger Lake|
|Codename||Tiger Lake UP3||Tiger Lake UP3|
|Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake UP3|
|Clock||2900 - 5000 MHz||2800 - 4700 MHz|
|L1 Cache||320 KB||320 KB|
|L2 Cache||5 MB||5 MB|
|L3 Cache||12 MB||12 MB|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 8||4 / 8|
|TDP||28 Watt||28 Watt|
|Technology||10 nm||10 nm|
|max. Temp.||100 °C||100 °C|
|Features||DL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266||DL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266|
|iGPU||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1400 MHz)||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (400 - 1300 MHz)|
|Manufacturer||Intel Tiger Lake i7-1195G7||Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7|