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[Comparison] Intel Core i5-1135G7 vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U – The Ryzen 7 is better across the CPU, GPU, and Gaming tests

In the wake of the newly available devices with the new Intel Core i5-1135G7, we have prepared for you some comparisons between this new Tiger Lake addition against multiple opponents from different price points and performance levels. Today we have this new Core i5 go up against the Ryzen 7 4700U, which has been one of the best CPUs to come out from Team Red, featuring great performance for a good price.

Here is our Top Laptop CPU ranking, where you can see that the Ryzen 7 4700U takes the #21 spot and the Core i5-1135G7 takes the #38 spot.

Here you can find more information about both CPUs: Intel Core i5-1135G7 / AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

Specs table

Intel Core i5-1135G7AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
Lithography10 nm7 nm
Cores / Threads4/88/8
Base / Max frequency2.40 – 4.00 GHz2.00 – 4.10 GHz
Cache12MB8MB
TDP / up / down15W / 25W / 10W15 W
Memory supportDDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4266MHzDDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-4266MHz
Integrated graphicsIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Ryzen 4000, 15W)

CPU benchmark

To start off with the CPU benchmarks, in the first tests, which consists of Cinebench 15 3D rendering, the Ryzen 7 4700U scored nearly 40% higher than the Intel Core i5-1135G7. As for the Photoshop benchmark, here the AMD CPU was once again better, this time being faster by nearly half a second.

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

Continuing on with the GPU benchmark, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 performed better in the first two benchmarks, which are 3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Heaven 4.0, by 9% and 14% respectively. In the final Unigine Superposition benchmark, however, the Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 80 Execution Units was better by 10%.

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-go-benchmarks

CS:GOHD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 787 fps (+10% )62 fps (+7% )46 fps (+70% )
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)79 fps58 fps27 fps

DOTA 2HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7103 fps (+36% )65 fps (+41% )37 fps (+23% )
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)76 fps46 fps30 fps

Conclusion

To summarize the results above, when it came to CPU performance the Ryzen 7 4700U was the clear winner scoring 40% higher in 3D Rendering and was half a second faster in Photoshop. As for GPU performance, here the Radeon RX Vega 7 that is inside the Ryzen 7 was better in two out of the three tests, with the Iris Xe Graphics G7 taking the victory in the final test. And lastly, in our gaming tests, the AMD GPU performed better across both games and all the different graphical settings presets.

All laptops with the Intel Core i5-1135G7:

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: