[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 3 5300U vs Intel Core i7-1165G7 – a surprisingly close battle

With both Intel and AMD releasing new processors around the same time, it’s time to put some of them against other, proven chips, to accurately assess their performance. Today we have the Ryzen 3 5300U, which is part of the new 5000 U-series, despite using the older Zen 2 architecture.

It offers adequate performance and can handle decently heavy workloads, thanks to its 4-core, 8-thread layout. Its opponent for today is the Core i7-1165G7, which is one of the first Tiger Lake chips to ever come out, along with the new Iris Xe Graphics, which we will also put to the test, against the AMD GPU solution.

Today we are comparing the AMD Ryzen 3 5300U against the Intel Core i7-1165G7.

You can take a look at our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, where we showcase the best and the newest laptop processors.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 3 5300U / Intel Core i7-1165G7

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 3 5300UIntel Core i7-1165G7
ArchitectureZen 2Tiger Lake UP3
Cores / Threads4/84/8
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost2.60 – 3.80GHz2.80 – 4.40GHz
TDP15W12 / 15 / 28W
Memory type
DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4267MHz
Integrated GPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000, 15W)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

CPU benchmarks

In the 3D Rendering test with Cinebench 20, the Core i7-1165G7 had a 1.5% higher score. As for the 2D Rendering benchmark with Adobe Photoshop, the Core i7 won again, finishing the test with a lead of around 3 seconds, which is just massive.

Results are from the Cinebench R23 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU benchmarks

The Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 96 Execution Units (EU) completely demolished its AMD rival, scoring 109%, 123%, and 113% higher in 3DMark Fire Strike, Unigine Heaven 4.0, and Unigine Superposition, respectively. The gaming tests favored the Intel chip as well, as the Iris Xe Graphics G7 had a 91% higher FPS on average in CS:GO and 41% higher FPS on average in DOTA 2.

Results are from the 3DMark: Time Spy (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests


CS:GOHD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000, 15W)107 fps66 fps44 fps
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)184 fps (+72%)139 fps (+111%)83 fps (+89%)


DOTA 2HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000, 15W)106 fps68 fps36 fps
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)128 fps (+21%)79 fps (+16%)67 fps (+86%)


The Intel chip performed better in both 3D and 2D Rendering, and while the Cinebench scores were really close, the Photoshop benchmark went completely in favor of Intel. The same could be said for the GPU benchmarks and the gaming tests, as the Iris Xe Graphics G7 was the better performer. As for what should you go for, this really depends on your budget. Obviously, the Core i7 would be the better choice for image manipulation, as well as light gaming. However, the price difference is all in AMD’s favor, especially as more devices get released with this particular CPU.

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 3 5300U:

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1165G7:

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2 years ago

So you compare ryzen 3 with i7?!
And declare a definitive win?! Wow, what a great example of professional journalism.

WTF? How can you call this even remotely objective?

Alex Iliev
2 years ago
Reply to  Marijan

We are comparing pretty much all of the popular processors against one another. Sometimes the outcome is obvious but at other times we see unexpected results. Also, from an analytical standpoint, it’s pretty interesting to see how big is the actual difference. However, if you want to see a Ryzen 3 vs Core i3 comparison, take a look here: https://laptopmedia.com/comparisons/comparison-amd-ryzen-3-5300u-vs-intel-core-i3-1115g4/
Last but not least, rest assured we are going to make a Ryzen 7 5700U/5800U vs Core i3-1115G4 comparison once we happen to test one of the former two 😉

2 years ago
Reply to  Alex Iliev

Comparing popular processors belonging to different categories and price ranges does not seem to have any logic. Perhaps if you’re doing that, why not compare celeron, atom, gold and silver with Ryzen 7?

2 years ago

Why did you remove my comment about Intel’s sponsorship? You just confirmed it again.

Alex Iliev
2 years ago
Reply to  tombox

Why would this article be sponsored by Intel? It shows that you can have a very similar performance from the more affordable Ryzen 3 5300U. As a disclaimer – we have never and will never make a sponsored comparison article, nor an in-depth review.

2 years ago
Reply to  Alex Iliev

If it shows that you would have very similar performance from the more affordable Ryzen 3 5300U, then why you have such title: “Another win in Intel’s corner”? Why not have something much more subtle? So how many “another wins” would AMD have if you would compare Ryzen with Celeron, Pentium or Atom CPUs? Or even better, let’s compare i9 with embedded Ryzen, that would certainly give another win to Intel. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an AMD fanboy (I have i7 or i5 CPUs in most of my computers, after all) but creating such bombastic titles and comparing… Read more »

Alex Iliev
2 years ago
Reply to  Marijan

You are absolutely right about the title, and I am going to address that in this and future articles.