Intel Core i7-1185G7

11th Generation Intel Core i7
11th Generation Intel Core i7

The Intel Core i7-1185G7 is one of the processors under the 11th iteration from Intel. This is a power-efficient quad-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks built on the Tiger Lake-U generation introduced this 2020. It has four (4) Willow Cove processor cores that can process 8 threads at once because of Hyper-Threading technology. Each of the cores has a processing speed of 3 GHz with TurboBoost up to 4.8 GHz. Using all cores this processor can process up to 4.3 GHz. This is a high-end model of the line-up and as of this writing, the Core i7-1185G7 is one of the fastest models of the group.

What’s great 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 speed) up to 1300 MHz (max). The CPU and the GPU of this SoC 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 offers better epitaxial growth of crystal structures on source/drain, which magnifies strain and lessens resistance. Intel says this permits more current through the channel of the device. Moreover, the new narrow barrier decreases via resistance by 30%, enhancing interconnect performance.

The thermal design power (TDP) or power consumption of this Core i7-1185G7 is from 12 Watt to 28 Watt. Hence, the SoC is also suitable for thin and light laptops. Moreover, the Tiger Lake SoCs supports PCIe 4; the partial 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.

It has 3 levels of cache memory, from 320 KB level cache up to 12 MB level 3 cache. Other features of this SoC include DL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266

The Core i7-1185G7 has a CPU benchmark of 11901. This means that it is more powerful than Ryzen 5-4500U, Core i7-8750H, Core i7-7700HQ but less powerful than Core i7-1050H, Ryzen 7-4800U, and Ryzen 7-4800H.

Table showing the CPU Benchmark Score of Core i7-1185G7.
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
The higher the benchmark score, the better the performance.

Core i7-1185G7
Table graph shows the CPU Benchmark Scores of different Intel and AMD Processors.
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