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Intel Tiger Lake 11th Gen Core i5/7 processors spotted in Geekbench

We’ve got our first indicator of Intel 11th Gen ‘Tiger Lake’ CPU performance this week, as a couple of upcoming Lenovo laptops sporting new CPUs were spotted on the Geekbench database. One of these laptops housed an Intel Core i5-1135G7, while the other was running an Intel Core i7-1165G7.

Both the Intel Core i5-1135G7 and the Core i7-1165G7 are 4C/8T processors using Intel’s Tiger Lake architecture. This is the successor to Ice Lake and also the first Intel CPU to use 10nm Willow Cove cores and integrated Intel Xe graphics.

The key differences between these two processors can be found in the iGPU and the base/boost frequency. The Core i5-1135G7’s iGPU is clocked at 1.3GHz, and has 80 CUs and 3GB of video memory, while the CPU base/boost frequency is 2.40/4.20GHz. The Core i7-1165G7 has a CPU base/boost frequency of 2.80/4.70GHz and uses an iGPU also clocked at 1.3GHz, but with 96CUs, and 6GB of video memory.

When comparing the iGPUs in both Tiger Lake processors, the score of the Core i7-1165G7 iGPU (59845) beats the score of the Core i5-1135G7 iGPU (51741) by 15.7%. Regular leaker, TUM_APISAK, also shared a comparison of CPU performance between the Tiger Lake Core i7 and Core i5, with the former offering 11.4% better single-core performance and 9% better multi-core performance.

Additional comparisons were found via @_rogame, who points out that the iGPU of the Intel Core i7-1165G7 is on par with Nvidia’s MX350 mobile GPU. It’s clear that there are distinct workloads where one wins over the other, but in the end, the total scores of both GPUs are very similar.

Intel Tiger Lake powered laptops are expected to launch in Q3 2020.

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