Leak Suggests Intel Core i7-1165G7 Matches AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir In CPU Performance And Takes The Upper Hand In Graphics

A new leaked benchmark suggests Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 10nm CPU will offer more performance than initially hinted at by leaks that surfaced last week.

As is all too common, the leak comes from the known miner, _Rogame, who, aside from sharing the benchmark results, compared them to AMD’s Ryzen 4000 APUs.

Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 is a 10nm+ chip with Willow Cove architecture and Intel Xe graphics. According to the benchmark captured in 3DMark 11, the CPU features a base clock speed of 2.8 GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.4 GHz, slightly lower than last week’s eyebrow-raising 4.7 GHz.

Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 scored 11879 points in the 3DMark 11 physics test alongside a score of 6873 points when put through the graphics test. The overall score settled at 7370 points.

If we eye this up next to last week’s leak, we are looking at considerably improved performance by 50% in the case of the CPU and 10% on the Xe GPU front. Put side by side with the Core i7-1065G7, we are looking at a performance boost of 25% for the CPU, and 50% for the GPU.

As for its direct competitor, AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir chips, AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800U takes an ever so slight lead with 11917 points. AMD’s CPU has eight cores and sixteen threads to the Core i7-1165G7’s four cores and eight threads, which makes the results more than respectable.

Shifting to graphics performance, Core i7-1165G7 takes the lead over AMD’s Vega graphics by about 13% in the same 3DMark graphics test. The Xe Graphics even overtake NVIDIA’s discrete MX 350 GPU.

Sized up to AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, the story is very much the same, with Intel’s chip taking the lead by just shy of 15% in CPU performance and over a quarter in graphics performance.

The leak proves that early engineering samples often don’t tell the full story. This latest leak offers a more realistic picture of what Intel’s upcoming chips are set to offer when they arrive in notebooks and laptops later this year.