It does its job of providing great performance for low-end devices, not only on the CPU front on the GPU front as well. The integrated Iris Xe Graphics G4, while not shockingly fast, can provide a good gaming experience for mainly esports titles.
Today we are here to compare it to the CPU that it is replacing, that being the Core i3-1005G1, to see how much it has improved, both when CPU and GPU performance is considered.
Here is our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, where you can check out how these CPUs stack up against other processors.
|Intel Core i3-1115G4||Intel Core i3-1005G1|
|Architecture||Tiger Lake UP3||Ice Lake U|
|Lithography||10 nm||10 nm|
|Cores / Threads||2 / 4||2 / 4|
|Base / Max frequency||3.00 – 4.10GHz||1.20 – 3.40GHz|
|Cache||6 MB||4 MB|
|Memory type||DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-3733MHz||DDR4-3200MHZ, LPDDR4-3733MHz|
|Integrated GPU||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G4||Intel UHD Graphics G1|
To start off with the CPU tests, in Cinebench 15, the Intel Core i3-1115G4 performed better by 47%. As for the Adobe Photoshop benchmark, here the same Tiger Lake Core i3 was better managing to finish the benchmark sooner and had a lead of one and a half seconds.
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
For the graphics part of the comparison, the Iris Xe Graphics G4 performed better and scored higher across all of our tests. To go into further detail, in 3DMark Fire Strike, it was 30% better, had a 12% higher score in Unigine Heaven 4.0, and performed 36% better in Unigine Superposition. The same story unfolded in our gaming tests, with the Iris Xe Graphics G4, performing better in all of the games across all of the settings presets.
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
|CS:GO||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)||HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)|
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics G4||75 fps||52 fps||24 fps|
|Intel UHD Graphics G1||51 fps (+47% )||34 fps (+53% )||20 fps (+20% )|
|DOTA 2||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)||HD 1080p, High (Check settings)|
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics G4||76 fps||50 fps||27 fps|
|Intel UHD Graphics G1||61 fps (+25% )||37 fps (+35% )||22 fps (+23% )|
The Intel Core i3-1115G4 is a clear upgrade over the Intel Core i3-1005G1, with a 47% better performance in 3D Rendering and one and a half seconds in Photoshop 2D Rendering. Moving over to the GPU scores, the Iris Xe Graphics G4 was 30%, 12%, and 36% better in 3DMark Fire Strike, Unigine Heaven 4.0, and Unigine Superposition. In the gaming tests, it was also better, having 40% higher fps on average in CS:GO and 28% higher fps in DOTA 2.