Today we have a Team Blue Civil War. We are putting the Intel Core i7-1165G7 against the Intel Core i5-10300H. The Core i5 uses the older Comet Lake architecture, which is built on the 14nm process, while the Core i7 has the newest architecture from Intel – Tiger Lake, which is built on the 10nm process.
Otherwise, the processors are pretty similar in terms of specifications. They sport the same number of cores and threads and have nearly identical clock speeds.
More info on the Intel Core i7-1165G7:
More info on the Intel Core i5-10300H:
When talking about specs, both devices feature the same number of cores and threads, with the Core i5-10300H having a slightly faster boost clock speed, but a lower base frequency. The cache of the Core i7 is 25% larger than that of the Core i5.
|Intel Core i7-1165G7||Intel Core i5-10300H|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 8||4 / 8|
|Base / Max frequency||2.80 – 4.40 GHz||2.50 – 4.50 GHz|
|Cache||12 MB Cache||8 MB Cache|
|TDP / up / down||12W / 15W / 28W||35W / 45W|
|Memory support||DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4267MHz||
|Integrated Graphics||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7||Intel UHD Graphics 630|
The Core i7-1165G7 managed to outperform the Core i5-10300H in both the Cinebench 15 3D rendering test and our Adobe Photoshop test. In Cinebench 15 it was faster by 10% and in Photoshop it was nearly a second and a half faster.
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)
The Core i7-1165G7 is the clear winner in this comparison, which should not be surprising since it has the newer Tiger Lake architecture, more cash, and similar clock speeds to the Core i5. While the difference is not that big, it still exists. And it is truly impressive what Intel manages to do with a quad-core low-voltage chip, nonetheless.