[Comparison] Intel Core i7-1195G7 vs AMD Ryzen 7 5700U – Zen 2 is still relevant

Today we see just how good the old Zen 2 architecture was against the most powerful ULV chip that Intel has in its arsenal. The Core i7-1195G7 is a beefed-up version of the regular i7-1195G7, sporting the same core and thread count, but with increased base and boost speeds.

Going against it is an impostor of a CPU, with the Ryzen 7 5700U, which runs on the older Zen 2 architecture, despite bearing the 5000-series nameplate. We will also be comparing the onboard graphics, to see how Vega stacks up to the Iris Xe Graphics.

Today we are comparing the Intel Core i7-1195G7 against the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U.

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: Intel Core i7-1195G7 / AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

Specs table

Intel Core i7-1195G7AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
ArchitectureTiger Lake UP3Zen 2
Cores / Threads4/88/16
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost2.90 – 5.00GHz1.80 – 4.30GHz
TDPup to 28W15W
Memory type
DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4266MHz
Integrated GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W)

CPU benchmarks

3D Rendering is so much faster on the Ryzen 7, which delivers a 58% higher score in Cinebench 20. The Intel chip fares better in 2D Rendering, but only slightly, finishing the test 0.5 seconds faster.

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)

GPU benchmarks

In benchmarks, the GPUs are pretty evenly matched, with the Vega Graphics being 3% quicker in 3DMark Fire Strike. The Unigine Superposition benchmark did favor the Intel GPU, with it scoring 11% higher. In games, the Iris Xe Graphics G7 gets higher FPS results across all games and settings.

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 Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)


The Zen 2 CPUs still have a lot of fight left in them, even with the improvements that Zen 3 and Tiger Lake brought to the table. They can be great value for the money if you don’t care about the latest features or advancements. Even against the newer Tiger Lake chip, the Ryzen 7 5700U proved itself to be very capable in both 3D and 2D Rendering. On the other hand, the integrated graphics inside the Intel CPUs have come a long way and are better for productivity and low-end gaming than the Vega offerings from AMD. That is why we are expecting big things from the RDNA 2-based iGPUs from the Ryzen 6000-series.

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1195G7:

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U:

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