Intel Core i5 1135G7 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 0.9-2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 1135G7 against the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3500U and 1135G7
Advantages of Intel Core i5 1135G7
  • Has 4096 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 2x faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 1483 vs 732 points
  • Newer - released 1-year and 9-months later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 12 nanometers
  • 14% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.2 GHz vs 3.7 GHz)

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 447.3 MB/sec 250.7 MB/sec
Clang compilation 27.2 Klines/sec 20.3 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 103.3 pages/sec 66.3 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 139.9 Mpixels/sec 97 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 125.8 pages/sec 66.1 pages/sec
Background blur 26 images/sec 12 images/sec
Photo processing 50.2 images/sec 29.2 images/sec
Ray tracing 6.91 Mpixels/sec 5.17 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 32.9 GOps/sec 25.4 GOps/sec
Floating point math 19.9 GOps/sec 12.8 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 36M Primes/sec 15M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 13.2M Strings/sec 11.4M Strings/sec
Data encryption 5.7 GBytes/sec 6.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 107.7 MBytes/sec 97.1 MBytes/sec
Physics 605 Frames/sec 370 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 7.8B Matrices/sec 3.6B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 1135G7 and AMD Ryzen 5 3500U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released September 2, 2020 January 6, 2019
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Tiger Lake Zen+ (Picasso)
Model number i5-1135G7 -
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU Radeon Vega 8


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 0.9-2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Total Cores 4 4
Total Threads 8 8
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 9-24x 21x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 12 nm
TDP (PL1) 12-28 W (configurable) 12-35 W (configurable)
Socket BGA-1449 FP5
Peak temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU Radeon Vega 8
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 640 512
TMUs 40 32
ROPs 20 8
Execution Units 80 8
TGP 15 W 65 W
Max. Resolution - 3840x2160 - 60 Hz

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR4-3200
- LPDDR4-4267
- DDR4-2400
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 1135G7 official page AMD Ryzen 5 3500U official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 12

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U or Intel Core i5 1135G7?
Chander 14 February 2021 13:53
Home user wattage and cost matter. We only need browsing, and simple word processing along with presentation software for kids. Therefore AMD.
+63 Reply
Ferdi 07 April 2021 02:46
Intel Core i5 1135g7 is much better
+39 Reply
Vibhav 26 September 2022 05:52
still, 1135G7 is much more power efficient, wattage depends on the laptop, so anytime 1135G7 is over 3500U.
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