Although we have already seen that the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is better than Intel Core i5-1135G7 in gaming, it seems that when comparing this Intel with i7-1165G7 we get a surprise. We should not always get carried away by the names or the range of the processors. In this guide, we will see that the Core i5 tested on the same laptop achieves results equal to or slightly higher than the Core i7, although the benchmarks continue to give the latter somewhat higher scores.
Comparison Intel Core i5-1135G7 vs i7-1165G7
Test: i5-1135G7 vs i7-1165G7 on a Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1
According to a test carried out by NotebookCheck, the i5-1135G7 and i7-1165G7 was tested on a Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1 Silver Edition (i5) and a Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition (i7). The surprise came when the i5-1135G7 slightly outperformed the i7 in most multi-core benchmarks.
What they observed is that the Intel Core i5 in this machine achieved faster clock speeds compared to the Intel Core i7 (3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz). And this is in stark contrast to other benchmarks like PassMark CPU where the i7-1165G7 maintains a slight edge over the i5-1135G7.
Is the Intel Core i7-1165G7 worth it?
We should not get too carried away by this comparison tested on the same computer, since the performance at the GPU level is what gives the Intel Core i7-1165G7 a clear advantage. Although both come with the same integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, the i5 comes with 80 execution units compared to 96 for the i7.
If we look at the GFLOPS data, which indicates how many billions of floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second, we see that the Intel Core i7-1165G7 outperforms the i5-1135G7 by 17%.
For those looking for integrated graphics to play more basic titles, the Intel Core i7-1165G7 is still a better option. Otherwise, if you are looking for one of the best laptop processors the i5-1135G7 has a better price and you will hardly notice a difference in applications and programs that pull CPU.
Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.