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
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.