Intel Core i7-1165G7

11 Gen Core i7
11 Gen Core i7

Another 11th generation i7 processor from Intel is the Core i7-1165G7. The Intel Core i7-1165G7 is a power-efficient quad-core SoC (System on a Chip) for laptops and Ultrabooks which is built on the Tiger Lake-U generation. It incorporates four Willow Cove processor cores. Because of HyperThreading, it can process 8 threads at once. Each of the four cores can clock from 2.8 GHz, the base clock speed, and up to 4.7 GHz (single-core speed). With all cores working at once, the processing speed can boost up to 4.1 GHz, thanks to Turbo Boost Technology. The Core i7-1165G7 is one of the fastest models of the line-up as of this writing.

What’s new about this SoC is the integrated Xe graphics card built on the totally new Gen 12 architecture. This GPU should present a considerably higher performance in comparison to the previous Iris Plus G7 (Ice Lake) iGPU. The Core i7-1185G7 integrated Xe graphics utilizes 96 EUs and has a frequency speed of 400 MHz (base) up to 1300 MHz (max). Both the CPU and the GPU can collectively utilize the 12 MB of L3 cache.

The Technology
The chip is fabricated using the enhanced 10nm+ process called SuperFin at Intel that would be equivalent to the 7nm process at TSMC like in Ryzen 4000 series. SuperFin is an enhancement on top of the former FinFET transistors, because of a restructure using a SuperMIM capacitor, or a super metal insulator metal capacitor. The SuperFin technology presents improved epitaxial growth of crystal structures on source/drain, which amplifies strain and decreases resistance. Intel says this permits more current through the channel of the device. Furthermore, the new narrow barrier decreases via resistance by 30%, improving interconnect performance. The thermal design power of this Core i7-1165G7 is from 12 Watt to 28 Watt. Hence, the processor is also suitable for thin and light laptops. Moreover, the Tiger Lake SoCs supports PCIe 4; the limited integration of Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6 in the chip, and AI (artificial intelligence) hardware acceleration. An AI accelerator is a category of specific hardware accelerator or computer system intended to speed up artificial intelligence applications, particularly artificial neural networks, recurrent neural networks, machine vision, and machine learning.

The Core i7-1165G7 has a CPU benchmark of 11520. This means that it is more powerful than Ryzen 5-4500U, Core i7-8750H, Core i7-7700HQ but less powerful than Core i7-1185G7, Ryzen 7-4800U, and Ryzen 7-4800H.

Table below shows the CPU Benchmark Scores of different Intel and AMD Processors.
Processor  CPU Benchmark
Ryzen 7 4800H 19239
Ryzen 7-4800U 17185
Core i7-10750H 12681
Core i7-1185G7  11901
Core i7-1165G7 11570
Ryzen 5-4500U 11274
Core i7-8750H 10211
Core i7-7700HQ 6973

Table graph shows the CPU Benchmark Scores of different Intel and AMD Processors.

Tectack Graph
The higher the benchmark score, the better the performance.

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