Two videos comparing the Intel Core i7-1185G7 to the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U have surfaced. The first video is focused on gaming with each processor using their respective iGPU, while the second one is focused on comparing performance in productivity and professional applications.
The videos have since been removed due to a copyright claim, but we were able to view them on WalkingCat's Twitter page before the removal (1 and 2). The videos show the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U using the Extreme Performance Mode, which unlocks the upper thermal limit of the CPU, while the Intel processor is set at PL1 (28W).
We already had a notion of how the Tiger Lake processors performed in gaming applications when an Intel employee posted a video of him playing Battlefield V on a laptop powered by Intel Tiger Lake. Nonetheless, the new video comparing the Core i7-1185G7 against the Ryzen 7 4800U in 4 games – Gears Tactics, Total War Saga: Troy, CS: GO, and Grid – gives us a better idea of what Intel has in store for us.
According to the now removed video, the Intel Core i7-1185G7 outperforms the Ryzen 7 4800U by about 50% on Total War Saga: Troy and CS: GO, and around the 80% mark on Gears Tactics and Grid using VRS (Variable Rate Shading). The Xe Graphics iGPU is clearly the winner in this comparison.
The second video follows the example of the first one. In spite of the superior core count, the 8C/16T Ryzen 7 4800U doesn't seem to be capable of catching up to the 4C/8T Core i7-1185G7. Even if we consider that the Tiger Lake i7 processor should come higher clocked than the Ryzen 7 mobile processor, it's possible to see in the video that some benchmarks use all available cores, meaning that these shouldn't be based on single-core performance.
Anyway, it's still too early to claim Intel as the definitive winner here. Once the first Tiger Lake powered laptops are available, we will see for sure. Fortunately, we won't have to wait much longer because they are expected later this month.
KitGuru says: Were you expecting this outcome from this comparison? Do you think Intel Tiger Lake will be a game-changer on the CPU market?