Intel Core i7-1165G7 ties with the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U in Time Spy CPU Score


AMD has been ruling the mobile processor world lately thanks to Ryzen 4000. However, Tiger Lake seems to be an altogether different beast. Both Tum Apisak and _rogame have been keeping an eye on the Intel Core i7-1165G7 on Time Spy, and the results are quite interesting. The Intel Core i7-1165G7, which has 4 cores and 8 threads, was put against three Renoir rivals: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (8 cores, 8 threads), Ryzen 7 4800U (8 cores, 16 threads), and the Ryzen 9 4900HS (8 cores, 16 threads). Unsurprisingly, the CPU scores in Time Spy for the latter two Ryzen 4000 APUs dominated the Tiger Lake part; however, the i7-1165G7 held up pretty well against the Ryzen 7 4700U: 5,302 points (AMD) vs. 5,304 points (Intel). The Intel SoC used a 28 W TDP and was paired with fast LPDDR4x 4266 MHz RAM while the AMD APU was tested with a default TDP of 25 W. However, yet again the Xe integrated graphics stole the show for the Tiger Lake Intel Core i7-1165G7. Not only did the Xe iGPU dominated the Vega 7 in the Ryzen 7 4700U by 35.6% in the Time Spy Graphics Score, but it also managed to outscore the Vega 8 iGPUs in the Ryzen 7 4800U and Ryzen 9 4900HS by 18.0% and 14.5%, respectively. With results like these, Tiger Lake could appeal to gamers who are on a limited budget and don’t want to purchase a laptop with a discrete GPU but still want a decent graphics performance.