Intel just announced the 10nm Ice Lake CPUs yesterday, and we’re already seeing benchmarks of laptops based on the 10th Gen chips. The Geekbench of the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 has surfaced which packs the top-end Intel Core i7-1065G7. Both the CPU as well as the OpenCL GPU scores have been leaked. Courtesy of the Gen11 iGPU, the latter is quite impressive, however, the CPU score seems to be quite mediocre.
While the graphics processor manages to trump the likes of NVIDIA’s Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 965M and the Radeon RX 560 (only in the OpenCL bench, we are yet to see real-world benchmarks), the quad-core Ice Lake CPU pretty much levels with the 8th Gen Core i7-8559U. The Kaby Lake-U part is clocked 1GHz higher and posts 5207 in the single core and 17651 in the multi-core processor benchmark. Looking at the OpenCL graphics score, the Gen11 iGPU achieves a mammoth 61949 points, higher than the GeForce GTX 965M and the AMD RX 560. However, keep in mind that the OpenCL benchmark doesn’t give a proper idea of a GPU’s performance, and the real world tests may drastically vary. Regardless, this is the highest GPU score ever by an Intel graphics processor.
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10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7: Specs
With the benchmarks out of the way, let’s talk about the specs of the Intel’s 10th Gen mobile flagship. The Core i7-1065G7 is a hyper-threaded, quad-core processor which is clocked at a base clock of just 1.50GHz and a boost of 3.5GHz, at least in this benchmark. The score puts it right in the territory of the Core i7-8559U but considering that the Ice Lake part is clocked lower than its predecessor, by almost 1GHz, it’ll be safe to assume that when running at the same frequencies, the 10nm chip will be at least 10-15% faster.
The cache memory is surprisingly identical to the older 14nm products with 8MB of L3, 512KB of L2 and 48KB of L1 cache. This is strange since, in yesterday’s presentation, it was stated that the low-level cache size has been increased, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with this mobile processor.
The CPU is paired with an Iris Plus integrated graphics processor featuring 64CUs, clocked at 1.10GHz, pretty much confirming that this is the Gen11 iGPU everyone has been waiting for.