Ice Lake vs Comet Lake. Core i7-1065G7 is almost the best CPU of the former line-up at the moment, trailing just behind i7-1068G7 (there aren’t any 1068G7 laptops on the market yet nor we have one for testing). On the other side, we have the i7-10710U – the 6-core ULV beast sitting on the top of the Comet Lake list.
The price difference between the CPUs isn’t that big – Intel is offering them for $426 (1065G7) and $443 (10710U). But which one is better?
Core i7-1065G7 has fewer cores than its competitor today (4 to 6 for i7-10710U) and also has less cache (8MB to 12MB) so we can expect it to be easily beaten in the 3D rendering test. But why does it have an almost identical price to the more powerful Comet Lake CPU?
It’s because of the integrated graphics which is the much better Iris Plus Graphics G7 64 EU which will definitely get ahead of the UHD Graphics in i7-10710U. Furthermore, Core i7-1065G7 supports RAM with higher frequency – DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733. Take a look at the table below.
|Intel Core i7-1065G7||Intel Core i7-10710U|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 8||6 / 12|
|Base / Max frequency||1.30 – 3.90 GHz||1.10 – 4.70 GHz|
|Cache||8 MB Intel Smart Cache||12 MB Intel Smart Cache|
|TDP / up / down||15W / 25W / 12W||15W / 25W / 12.5W|
|Memory support||DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733||DDR4-2666; LPDDR3-2133|
As expected, the 6 cores and 12MB cache are enough to give a great advantage to for i7-10710U – 45%!
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)
Which one is for you – Intel Core i7-1065G7 or Core i7-10710U?
Well, as you’ve already noticed Core i7-10710U is much more powerful when it comes to computational performance. That will help you in situations like video and image editing or 3D rendering. On the other hand, Core i7-1065G7 is equipped with a better graphics card. However, if you need GPU performance you’ll probably choose a laptop with a dedicated video card so we’d recommend the Comet Lake processor here. Of course, the final conclusion should be based on the price tag as well so take a look at all the offers on the market below.