We already saw that the Comet Lake-H Intel Core i7-10750H isn’t the best bargain CPU out there. Based on our previous comparisons, we’ve concluded that the Core i7-9750H and the i7-8750H don’t lack too much performance when they are directly compared to their successor. On top of that, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H smashed that Core i7-10750H as Hulk crashed Loki into the ground.
No matter what, we have a “new” Intel CPU and we are going to compare it with another Redmond chip that has debuted earlier this year – the Intel Core i7-1065G7. The latter is an Ice Lake processor that uses a 10nm tech process, it has just 4 cores but its iGPU is really strong, and it’s more battery-friendly than the Comet Lake-H sibling.
As always, the bulk prices come in the first place – $395.00 for the Intel Core i7-10750H and $426.00 for the Intel Core i7-1065G7. These Intel’s 4 cores are expensive – 8% price difference and we are talking about 6 cores vs 4 cores. So, in short, the Core i7-10750H (Comet Lake-H) is a 6-core CPU that has 12 threads while the Core i7-1065G7 (Ice lake) has 4 cores and 8 threads. The Comet-Lake-H processor has higher frequencies than the Ice Lake CPU – 2.60 GHz – 4.80 GHz (5.00 GHz) vs 1.30 GHz – 3.90 GHz.
The Intel Core i7-10750H has a bigger cache size (12MB vs 8MB) than its 10nm sibling but the latter takes advantage because of its higher memory supported frequencies – DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733 while the Intel Core i7-9750H relies on DDR4-2933. The Comet Lake CPU has a 45W TDP and the Ice Lake one has a 15W TDP (yes, this a ULV chip).
As for the iGPUs, the Intel Core i7-10750H has an Intel UHD Graphics 630 while the Core i7-1065G7 is equipped with a much more powerful integrated GPU – the Intel Iris Plus G7 which is around 44% faster than the UHD 630.
|Intel Core i7-10750H||Intel Core i7-1065G7|
|Cores / Threads||6/12||4/8|
|Base / Max frequency||2.60 – 4.80 (5.00) GHz||1.30 – 3.90 GHz|
|Cache||12 MB L3 Cache||8 MB L3 Cache|
|TDP / up / down||45W / – / 35W||15W / 25W / 12W|
Well, more cores and threads, bigger cache size, huge TDP – the Intel Core i7-10750H is 88% faster than the 10nm Ice Lake chip.
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)
Things are clear like day and night – the Intel Core i7-10750H is 88% faster and 8% cheaper when compared to the Core i7-1065G7. Sounds like a good deal but it depends on what you actually need – performance, portability, battery life, or maybe something in the middle?
The Intel Core i7-10750H is for the ones that prefer performance over portability and battery life. The laptops with this CPU are thicker, heavier (OK, at least most of them), and they consume more power but if you don’t care about these things and you care about performance only, the Core i7-10750H is one of the possible solutions but it’s not the best one. The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H offers more performance at a lower cost so at least for now this is the possible scenario if you need a really fast laptop and you don’t want to stretch your wallet too much.
On the other hand, Core i7-1065G7 is something different. Yes, it’s not a powerhouse but it has a different purpose – most of the time this CPU is fitted in slim and battery-friendly machines with good portability – something that is almost impossible for a Core i7-10750H-based device. Ultimately, the Core i7-1065G7 is a good choice if you need its whole package – a decent CPU performance combined with a fast GPU and all that must be housed into a thin and light machine. But hey, don’t forget AMD, they have some decently fast ULV CPUs like the AMD Ryzen 5 4600U which has a 15W TDP as well and it has a fast iGPU – the Radeon RX Vega 6, and in most case, the 4600U-based notebooks are cheaper than the laptops configured with the Core i7-1065G7.