[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 7 5800U vs Intel Core i7-1185G7 – The Ryzen 7 5800U seems to be the new ULV champ

The ULV space has been getting more and more powerful, starting to catch up to the more powerful H-series processors. The innovation and improvement in the niche have allowed for thinner and smaller laptops that can pack as much performance as a desktop.

The new Tiger Lake and Zen 3-based ULV chips are just fantastic with their abundance of performance and low TDP, which don’t need a lot of cooling to be able to work properly. Today we are comparing the best of what AMD and Intel have in the ULV space, to see how they fare up against each other, and in which chip should you put your trust into being your next machine.

Here is our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, where you can check out the best performing processors.

Today we are comparing the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U against the Intel Core i7-1185G7.

You can learn more about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 7 5800U / Intel Core i7-1185G7

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 7 5800UIntel Core i7-1185G7
ArchitectureZen 3Tiger Lake UP3
Lithography7 nm10 nm
Base / Max frequency1.90-4.40GHz3.00-4.80GHz
Cores / Threads8/164/8
Memory TypeDDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4266MHzDDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4267MHz
Power Consumption15W12/15/28W
Integrated GPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

CPU benchmarks

The Ryzen 7 5800U proved to be much better in 3D Rendering, scoring 88% higher in Cinebench 20. Moving over to the Photoshop benchmark, here the Ryzen won again, but this time the scores were much closer, with it only having a lead of 0.44 seconds.

Results are from the Cinebench R23 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)


Overall, the Ryzen 7 5800U performed better in both of our benchmarks. However, the pricing of laptops with it is still fairly unknown so we can’t outright recommend it, especially if most of your work consists of 2D Rendering and image editing. For that specific task, the Core i7-1185G7 does wonders. We advise you to wait and see how laptops with the new Ryzen 7 processor are priced, so you can make a proper decision that is good for you, and you alone.

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U:

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1185G7:

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