[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 7 5825U vs Intel Core i7-1165G7 – The Ryzen isn’t even breaking a sweat

Today we have last year’s best ULV CPUs from AMD and Intel. Despite carrying a new name, the Ryzen 7 5825U is just a regular 5800U with a smaller dye size, due to AMD fully shifting to 6nm and lower.

Their Zen 4 chips are expected to shrink down to 5nm. On the other end, the Core i7-1165G7 was really too limited by its 4/8 layout, as it delivered good performance, which could have been even better.

Today these CPUs go head to head, as we see which is a better buy in 2022, as many laptops with them go on discounts due to Zen 3+ and Alder Lake’s arrival.

You can take a look at our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, where we showcase the best and the newest laptop processors.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 7 5825U / Intel Core i7-1165G7

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 7 5825UIntel Core i7-1165G7
ArchitectureZen 3Tiger Lake-U
Cores / Threads8/164/8
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost2.00 – 4.50GHz2.80 – 4.40GHz
TDP15Wup to 28W
Memory type

DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267

DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Integrated GPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

CPU benchmarks

The AMD CPU is quicker in both 3D and 2D Rendering, scoring 69% higher in Cinebench 20 and being nearly a second quicker in Photoshop.

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)


Intel’s ULV strategy from last year really was doomed to fail, as the market long ago moved on from the 4-core layout, especially in mid-range and high-end chips. AMD has offered CPUs with higher core counts for a while, even the old Bulldozer and Piledriver (sick names BTW) architectures included 6 and 8-core processors. This is what led to the doom of the Tiger Lake H35 series as well, as Intel tried to supercharge a low number of cores, which led to overheating and no performance. Between the two, we’d rather go with AMD, as despite offering more power, their CPUs are also more efficient.

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 5825U:

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1165G7:

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