[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 7 6800U vs Intel Core i7-1165G7 – This feels illegal

Last year, Intel’s Tiger Lake U CPUs were decently powerful, but their low core count compared to the competition was a limiting factor. Now, the shoe’s entirely on the other foot, as Alder Lake offers high-core count and efficient chips.

However, enough talk about Intel. Today we have AMD’s champion in the ULV category. The Ryzen 7 6800U has a TDP between 15W and 28W. We’re here to compare it against Intel’s most-powerful last-gen ULV offering, the Core i7-1165G7, in both CPU and GPU-intensive scenarios, to see how the chips stack up against each other.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U / Intel Core i7-1165G7

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 7 6800U Intel Core i7-1165G7
Architecture Zen 3+ Tiger Lake U
Cores / Threads 8/16 4/8
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost 2.70 – 4.70GHz 2.80 – 4.40GHz
Cache 20MB 12MB
Lithography 6nm 10nm
TDP 15-28W 12/15/28W
Memory type

DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400

DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Integrated GPU AMD Radeon RX 680M Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

CPU benchmarks

The Ryzen 7 6800U is a clear winner in 3D Rendering, scoring 95% higher in Cinebench 20. It also wins out in the newer Cinebench R23 benchmark, this time with a lead of 93%. In Photoshop, where Intel has notoriously been very good, AMD wins out as well, with a lead of more than a second.

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)

Cinebench R23
Ryzen 7 6800U – Lenovo Yoga 7 (14″, 2022) 11746(+93%)
Core i7-1165G7 – Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 6101

GPU benchmarks

When it comes to GPU performance, the new RDNA 2 iGPU shows better performance when against the Iris Xe Graphics G7. Intel’s iGPUs have been very good at delegating as much of the GPU workload to the CPU, so when the CPU is weaker, as is the situation here, the GPU performance struggles as well. This is part of their problems with the discrete Arc graphics, as now they have to try and do the reverse, and put more load on the GPU instead of the CPU. The Radeon 680M is 123% and 112% faster in 3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Superposition, respectively.

Results are from the 3DMark: Time Spy (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the 3DMark: Wild Life benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GO HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings) HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
Ryzen 7 6800U – Radeon 680M 166 fps (+127%) 133 fps (+122%) 106 fps (+293%)
Core i7-1260P – Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) 73fps 60 fps 27 fps

DOTA 2 HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings) HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
Ryzen 7 6800U – Radeon 680M 146 fps(+54%) 115 fps (+102%) 81 fps (+145%)
Core i7-1260P – Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) 95 fps 57 fps 33 fps

 Conclusion

The Ryzen 7 6800U comes ahead in all benchmarks that we tested. The Core i7-1165G7, for all the good it’s done, is an outdated CPU, as the 4-core 8-thread setup feels outdated. It felt outdated even last year. You can see how much of a jump in performance Team Blue’s 12th Gen processors have made simply by increasing the core count.

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U:

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1165G7:

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