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Intel: First independent tests of the Tiger Lake

Intel: First independent tests of the Tiger Lake

Officially unveiled on September 2nd, the CPU Tiger Lake is entitled to first benchmarks. So what is this new generation of Intel processor worth?

Tiger Lake: excellent single core performance.

Just after the official launch of this 11th generation, the first reviews have begun to be published. Having to arrive on the market in the next few months and challenge the Ryzen 4000 mobiles that have imposed a very high level of performance, Intel announced superior performance in all situations. We will therefore check whether the manufacturer’s claims are founded with the first benches in circulation.

Coming straight from Poland, the ithardware offers us a complete test of thei7 1165G7. The computer used is an Acer Swift 5, the processor comes with 16 GB LPDDR4 clocked at 4266 MHz. It is compared with the R7 4800H and R7 3750H AMD-rated, I7-10750H and I5-9300H on the Intel side.

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Let’s start with Cinebench R15 : because it has half as many hearts as its competitor, the 1165G7 does not stand out by multicore but still offers excellent single core performance. By reaching 224/993 points in single core and multicore respectively, compared with 189/1827 points for the 4800H.

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On 3Dmark, positions do not change, handicapped by the lack of heart, the 1165G7 score rises to 14229 points on Fire Strike Ultra and 2584 points on Time Spy Extreme (the AVX512 gives a performance gain of around 25% for a score of 3226 points) compared to 21808 and 5096 points for the 4800HThis is almost double that of Intel processors (obviously with twice as many cores, but at a lower frequency).

What is iGPU Xe worth in video games?

Let’s move on to the important part: the biggest change of this generation at Intel is the new GPU part. Intel promises up to twice as much performance compared to the Ice Lake‘s Generation 11. Compared to AMD, the promise would be to surpass the 4800U up to 80% depending on the game tested.

Several remarks before tackling the video game part: the website has only tested theI7 1165G7. No comparison with the previous generation (1065G7) or with the competition (4800U or 4800H). However, we are entitled to the 3400G, whose performance is close to that of the 4800U/H.

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On different games like, Battlefield V, the 1165G7 reaches 35 FPS in 1080p (with low graphics) while the 3400G reaches 40 SPF, a 14% difference. In Far Cry New Dawn, the 1165G7 rises to 26 FPS in 1080p and is almost evenly matched with the 3400G which is him at 27 FPS. The GPU Xe can easily compete with the 3400G AMD and will therefore be able to compete with the 4800U/H without any worries.

Very good processors to compete with AMD.

The Tiger Lakes are therefore proving to be an excellent opposition to the mobile Ryzen 4000. In spite of some small flaws especially on the high consumption and the need for good cooling (according to another review). The only real problem is not the processor itself, but Intel’s marketing, which has probably, in my opinion, oversold their product when it didn’t need it, creating further unnecessary controversy.

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