[Comparison] Intel Core i7-1280P vs Core i7-1165G7 – this is the result of competition

Believe it or not, both the Core i7-1280P and the Core i7-1165G7 do have a max TDP of 28W. So this should be a pretty even battle then, no? The Tiger lake CPU is at a disadvantage right from the get-go, having only 4 cores and 8 threads that, however, can run at a base speed of 2.80GHz, much more than the 1.30GHz base speed of the Core i7-1280P.

With modern apps and programs being able to take advantage of more cores, does the Core i7-1165G7 have enough in 2022 to be relevant again the increasing competition from newer Intel and AMD processors?

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: Intel Core i7-1280P / Core i7-1165G7

Specs table

Intel Core i7-1280PIntel Core i7-1165G7
ArchitectureAlder LakeTiger Lake U
Cores / Threads14/204/8
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost1.30 – 4.80GHz1.90 – 4.40GHz
TDPup to 28W15W
Memory type

DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-5200, DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267

DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4266MHz
Integrated GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

CPU benchmarks

The Core i7-1280P presents total domination over its opponent, scoring 124% higher in the Cinebench 20 3D Rendering benchmark, and being two and a half seconds quicker in 2D Rendering with Photoshop.

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)


We guess we could say that the new Core i7-1280P is a fair bit more powerful than the i7-1165G7. The new advancements in technology truly are giving the consumer what he needs. We also have to admit that Intel finally found a reason to cut loose, and we have to thank AMD for that, as their 2-year hold over the throne made Intel work hard and release their 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs, which are once again dominating the CPU rankings.

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1280P:

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1165G7:

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