Intel Core i7 1165G7 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.2-2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 1165G7 with 4-cores against the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with 6-cores. 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 electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5500U and 1165G7
Advantages of Intel Core i7 1165G7
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Has 4096 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 29% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1426 vs 1108 points
  • 18% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • Newer - released 5-months later


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 1165G7 and AMD Ryzen 5 5500U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released September 2, 2020 January 12, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Tiger Lake Zen 2 (Lucienne)
Model number i7-1165G7 -
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU Radeon RX Vega 7


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 6
P-Threads 8 12
Base Frequency (P) 1.2-2.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 4 GHz
Total Cores 4 6
Total Threads 8 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 12-28x 21x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket BGA-1449 FP6
TDP 12-28 W (configurable) 10-25 W (configurable)
Peak temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1800 MHz
Shading Units 768 448
TMUs 48 28
ROPs 24 7
Execution Units 96 -
TGP 15 W 10-45 W
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 1165G7 official page AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 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 5500U or Intel Core i7 1165G7?
INTEL 01 June 2022 18:20
Even with the new big little tech, Intel's current line-up is a disaster. That is the real reason Intel is switching to ARM so it can bully Qualcomm and other TSMC-based chipmakers. THE COMPETITION IS GETTING HARD TO BEAT. X86 CHIPS ARE GETTING WAY TOO POWERFUL AND WHY FIGHT IT.
+21 Reply
Ryan 08 February 2022 14:42
I choose Intel for Linux. My Ryzen 5 is nice, but Intel has a bit more experience and knows a bit more (pun). As far as cooling, chipsets will throttle back before they get too hot... but that's something that better heatsinks and cooling systems are for, anyway ;) Now, if you're overclocking, AMDs are better for that.
+43 Reply
AMD 19 November 2021 08:54
Intel CPUs are heaters.
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Intel all the way. 15 October 2021 16:59
Intel core i7 is better because of the better single core performance and the higher clock speed and add to that it lets you use the whole 8gb of ram unlike ryzen crapware.
+86 Reply
YouDontHaveAClue 17 October 2021 17:09
Ryzen 5 blows this i7 out of the water in real life applications. Hopefully ur i7 doesn't burn from overheating.....
+100 Reply
AMD is Boss 03 November 2021 18:54
YouDontHaveAClue, Right bro, my i5 8250U heat like a pan, hardly goes above 3.1 Ghz as said by company 3.6. R5 5500U goes 4.1Ghz still don't heat.
+47 Reply
Goku 26 December 2021 21:51
YouDontHaveAClue, In real life, i7 blows this r 5 in games around 30% more fps
+60 Reply
User 20 September 2022 07:24
AMD is Boss, We need to clean the CPU at least every 3year and replace the thermal paste. Ur CPU will work smoothly and cool.
+13 Reply