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[Comparison] Intel Core i3-1115G4 vs Intel Core i3-1005G1 – The Core i3-1115G4 is a clear upgrade in terms of both CPU and GPU performance

The newest addition to Intel’s Tiger Lake family of CPUs is here, in the face of the Intel Core i3-1115G4 and it is a processor that is made for the masses and a good one at that.

It does its job of providing great performance for low-end devices, not only on the CPU front on the GPU front as well. The integrated Iris Xe Graphics G4, while not shockingly fast, can provide a good gaming experience for mainly esports titles.

Today we are here to compare it to the CPU that it is replacing, that being the Core i3-1005G1, to see how much it has improved, both when CPU and GPU performance is considered.

Here is our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, where you can check out how these CPUs stack up against other processors.

You can learn more about both CPUs here: Intel Core i3-1115G4 / Intel Core i3-1005G1

Specs table

Intel Core i3-1115G4Intel Core i3-1005G1
ArchitectureTiger Lake UP3Ice Lake U
Lithography10 nm10 nm
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
Base / Max frequency3.00 – 4.10GHz1.20 – 3.40GHz
Cache6 MB4 MB
Memory typeDDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-3733MHzDDR4-3200MHZ, LPDDR4-3733MHz
Integrated GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G4Intel UHD Graphics G1

CPU benchmark

To start off with the CPU tests, in Cinebench 15, the Intel Core i3-1115G4 performed better by 47%. As for the Adobe Photoshop benchmark, here the same Tiger Lake Core i3 was better managing to finish the benchmark sooner and had a lead of one and a half seconds.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

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

GPU benchmark

For the graphics part of the comparison, the Iris Xe Graphics G4 performed better and scored higher across all of our tests. To go into further detail, in 3DMark Fire Strike, it was 30% better, had a 12% higher score in Unigine Heaven 4.0, and performed 36% better in Unigine Superposition. The same story unfolded in our gaming tests, with the Iris Xe Graphics G4, performing better in all of the games across all of the settings presets.

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

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

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

Gaming tests

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GOHD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G475 fps52 fps24 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G151 fps (+47% )34 fps (+53% )20 fps (+20% )

DOTA 2HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G476 fps50 fps27 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G161 fps (+25% )37 fps (+35% )22 fps (+23% )

 

Conclusion

The Intel Core i3-1115G4 is a clear upgrade over the Intel Core i3-1005G1, with a 47% better performance in 3D Rendering and one and a half seconds in Photoshop 2D Rendering. Moving over to the GPU scores, the Iris Xe Graphics G4 was 30%, 12%, and 36% better in 3DMark Fire Strike, Unigine Heaven 4.0, and Unigine Superposition. In the gaming tests, it was also better, having 40% higher fps on average in CS:GO and 28% higher fps in DOTA 2.

All laptops with the Intel Core i3-1115G4:

All laptops with the Intel Core i3-1005G1: