Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen Higher-End Laptop CPU

The 10th Generation Intel Core i7-1065G7 is a quad-core processor for mainstream laptop computers. It is on the higher-end of Intel’s laptop processor spectrum, above the popular mid-range quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G1/G4/G7 and lower-mid-range dual-core i3-1005G1. All of these chips belong to Intel’s 10th Gen “Ice Lake” family. They are based on a 10-nanometer production technology, meaning overall better thermal characteristics and power consumption than on the previous 14-nanometer 8th Generation. Furthermore, the 10th Gen processors bring to the table support for faster system memory (RAM) for a slight computing performance increase, as well as Intel Deep Learning Boost technology for faster artificial intelligence-based computing. However, in comparison to similar 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs, the main upgrade comes in form of the Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics for smoother gaming (more about it below).

Among the 10th Gen Core chips, the 15-Watt Intel Core i7-1065G7 is closest specs-wise to the Intel Core i5-1035G1/G4/G7. The i7 variant provides higher clock speeds and larger 8MB cache instead of 6MB. There’s also another 10th Generation Core i7 for the same mainstream laptop market – the i7-10510U. Nevertheless, the i7-10510U is closer in terms of technology and specs to its 8th Gen i7 precursors than to the 10th Gen i7. It has faster memory as the only noticeable improvement over the 8th Gen i7.

Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU Benchmark

Intel Core i7-1065G7 Benchmark

Processor tests show the Intel Core i7-1065G7 is among the fastest laptop processors on the market. As a 15-Watt CPU, it even directly competes against the 45-Watt Intel Core H series, designed for high-performance and gaming notebooks. However, all of the modern mid and top tier laptop processors are almost equally capable when it comes to doing usual day-to-day computing tasks like web browsing, office document editing, multimedia consumption, and similar. But, that extra computing power can be very helpful when doing heavier computing, like video and audio production or professional photography editing.


The Core i7-1065G7 stands out with its Iris Plus (G7) integrated graphics. With its 64 graphics processing cores, it provides noticeably better gaming performance than the i5-1035G1 and G4 with 32 and 48 graphics cores, respectively. And, it has much better integrated graphics than on the similar 8th Gen i7 chips or 10th Gen i7-10510U with 24 processing units in their integrated graphics processors.

That being said, the Iris Plus (G7) is still a basic graphics processor with performance way below the gaming-class notebook video cards. The Iris Plus is aimed at light games, with possibility to run some demanding games on low in-game graphics detail settings.

Note: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Core i7-1065G7 and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.

Specifications of the Intel Core i7-1065G7

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i7-1065G7:

Processor Name Intel Core i7-1065G7
CPU Family 10th Generation Intel Core "Ice Lake"
Number of Cores Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 1.3 GHz - 3.9 GHz
Cache Size 8MB
Memory Support DDR4 (3200 MHz max. speed)

LPDDR4 (3733 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Plus G7
Power Consumption 15W
Production Technology 10-nanometer
Typical Use Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Notable Technologies Intel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost)

Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)

Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)

Intel TurboBoost (dynamically boosts performance of cores, depending on power and thermal headroom)

Virtualization (allows the processor to run multiple virtual platforms)
Year of Release 2019

Published on November 11, 2019

User Reviews and Q&A on the Intel Core i7-1065G7

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  1. Question


    Is this processor compatible with Windows 7?

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    • Peden

      Yes, it works great with my Windows 7 self built laptop

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    • Florian

      How to change the click from 1.3 to 3.9 ?

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    • Dan

      The 1.3 GHz speed is the base one, while the 3.9 GHz is the maximal speed. You normally don’t have to change the clock speed, since the processor does it itself if a computing task requires it. You can however set Windows to have the processor running always on the maximal speed. The setting is in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings\Change Advanced Power Settings\Minimum Processor State. But, again, I don’t think it’s necessary to have the CPU running on the full speed, especially in light tasks and on idle.

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    • Bhavish

      This processor can run games effectively ??

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