The Intel Core i7-1165G7 is a higher-end model in the 2020 11th Gen Intel Core G-series lineup. Besides the quad-core i7-1165G7, the lineup also includes the slower but more budget friendly mid-range quad-core i5-1135G7 and lower-mid-range dual-core i3-1115G4.
Overall, there are no big differences between these chips when it comes to performance in the usual daily computing tasks of the typical home and office users. But the i5-1135G7, and especially the i7-1165G7, can deliver quicker operation in heavier duties like media production.
It can be said that the i7-1165G7 is for those who want to maximize speed without entering the high-performance laptop processor category. The category is occupied by powerful chips such as the Intel Core H-series, which are pricier, more power-hungry, and run hotter than the mainstream Core G-series.
As for graphics processing, the i7-1165G7 and i5-1135G7 provide faster 3D gaming performance their i3-1115G4 sibling. That’s because they feature the Intel Iris Xe graphics instead of the weaker Intel UHD G4 of the Core i3. Nevertheless, these integrated graphics processors are good only for light gaming. They lag a lot behind the full-blown gaming-class video cards, such as those from the Nvidia GeForce GTX or RTX series.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU Benchmark
Here you can take a look at a benchmark comparison of the Intel Core i7-1165G7 against other common processors for laptops:
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 i7-1165G7 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.