[Comparison] Intel Core i7-10870H vs Core i7-1165G7 – The Core i7-10870H is clearly the more powerful processor

Intel’s Tiger Lake is just the technology that we were waiting for. The new platform does a great job at providing great performance while keeping the power consumption and power efficiency at good levels.

The Core i7-1165G7 is one of the most popular Tiger Lake chips that are available right now and for today we are here to put it up against the tried and true Core i7-10870H. In the Top Laptop CPU Ranking, the Core i7-10870H is quite higher in the standings, but let’s see if the new hotshot can do some damage and spice up the ranking.

Today we are comparing the Intel Core i7-10870H against the Intel Core i7-1165G7.

You can learn more about both CPUs here: Intel Core i7-10870H / Intel Core i7-1165G7

Specs table

Intel Core i7-10870H Intel Core i7-1165G7
Architecture Comet Lake-H Tiger Lake
Cores / Threads 8/16 4/8
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost 2.20 – 5.00GHz 2.80 – 4.40GHz
Cache 16MB 12MB
Lithography 14nm 10nm
TDP 35 / 45W 12 / 15 / 28W
Memory type DDR4-2933MHz DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4267MHz
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

CPU benchmarks

In 3D Rendering, the Core i7-10870H scored 71% higher than the Core i7-1165G7. For the Photoshop benchmark, the i7-10870H was faster again, this time by nearly 0.8 seconds. The higher thread and core count clearly helped the Core i7-10870H take the victory here, with the Cinebench 15 test being a complete massacre.

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)


The Intel Core i7-10870H was the clear winner in this comparison, and that could have been determined just by looking at the spec sheet. Having double the number of cores and threads is just too much for the Core i7-1165G7 to handle. That is why the i7-10870H performed 71% faster in 3D Rendering and was 0.8 seconds faster in Photoshop. While the 3D Rendering scores cannot be overlooked, the Photoshop results are quite close and the i7-1165G7 could be the better option if your work or hobbies include mainly using Adobe Photoshop or other 2D Image editing software.

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-10870H:

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1165G7:

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