Intel Tiger Lake, Coming to the main discussion which is without a doubt the performance of the said CPU, the Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake chip scores 11879 points in the 3DMark 11 Physics test and 6873 points in the 3DMark 11 graphics test for an overall score of 7370 points. Compared to the previous leak, this is almost a 50% boost in terms of CPU performance which is why the 4.7 GHz listing looks erroneous and why clocks seem to be working as they should on this specific model. It’s not only the CPU side which is better this time around as the GPU side gets a 10% uplift in performance compared to the leaked result from last week.
The 4.7 GHz listing in the previous result seemed a bit off considering that the Core i7-1065G7 had a maximum clock speed of 3.90 GHz and Intel can’t just push out 4.70 GHz clocks on its immediate successor, the Core i7-1165G7. So not only does 4.4 GHz max boost clocks look more realistic but it seems like for this benchmark at least, the boosts are also working as they should.
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The listing was found by tech leaker, Rogame, who not only provided the results for the Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake CPU but also compared it with Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ APUs. Once again, Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 is based on the new 10nm+ Willow Cove CPU architecture and also houses a Xe GPU based graphics chip that will compete against AMD’s 7nm Vega GPU. The CPU has retained the base clock of 2.8 GHz but unlike the previously leaked benchmark, we see a clock speed of 4.4 GHz.
Intel Tiger Lake vs AMD Renoir Mobility CPU Comparisons:
|CPU Family Name||Intel Tiger Lake-U||AMD Renoir U-Series|
|Family Branding||Intel 11th Gen Core (U-series)||AMD Ryzen 4000 (U-Series)|
|CPU Core Architecture||Willow Cove||Zen 2|
|CPU Cores/Threads (Max)||4/8||8/16|
|Max CPU Clocks||TBD (Core i7-1185G7)||4.2 GHz (Ryzen 7 4800U)|
|GPU Core Architecture||Xe Graphics Engine||Vega Enhanced 7nm|
|Max GPU Cores||96 EUs (768 cores)||8 CUs (512 cores)|
|Max GPU Clocks||TBD||1750 MHz|
|TDP (cTDP Down/Up)||15W (12W-28W)||15W (10W-25W)|
|Launch||Mid 2020||March 2020|
When compared with the same Ryzen 7 4800U we used in the previous test, the Core i7-1165G7 is on par with it with a score of 11879 points versus 11917 points. This is quite a CPU performance when considering that these are chips with vastly different core configurations. The Intel Core i7-1165G7 features 4 cores and 8 threads on a 10nm+ process node while the Ryzen 7 4800U comes with 8 cores and 16 threads on a 7nm process node. In terms of graphics performance, the Ryzen 7 4800U despite an update 7nm Vega graphics engine seems to lag behind the new Intel Xe graphics architecture which has a lead of 13% in the same benchmark. What is even more impressive is the same graphics score puts the Intel Xe integrated GPU as faster than an overclocked NVIDIA MX350 discrete GPU: