Intel Core i7-1165G7 (11th Gen) Laptop Processor

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:

Intel Core i7-1165G7 Benchmark

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.


Here are the most important specs of the Intel Core i7-1165G7:

Processor Name

Intel Core i7-1165G7

CPU Family

11th Generation Intel Core "Tiger Lake"

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core

CPU Clock Speed

Up to 4.7 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR4 (3200 MHz max. speed)
LPDDR4 (4266 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

Intel Iris Xe

Power Consumption

12 Watts – 28 Watts

Production Technology


Typical Use

Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

Notable Technologies

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 operating systems simultaneously using virtual platforms

Year of Release


Published on November 6, 2020

User Reviews and Q&A

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the Intel Core i7-1165G7. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Question


    My Laptop HP i7-1165G7 2.8GHz but it says in the Intel site up to 4.8GHz, can I increase the clock speed without changing the processor? If I can do so what are the advantages and disadvantages?

  2. Question


    Does this CPU support virtualization?

    • Dan

      Yes, it supports VT-x and VT-d virtualization technologies.

  3. Question


    Would I consider this a upgrade over the intel Core i7-8750H

    • Dan

      The i7-1165G7 is more power efficient than the i7-8750H (15 vs 45 Watts) while offering very similar overall performance. But you should keep in mind that laptops with the i7-1165G7 and other G and U series Core processors are aimed at mainstream laptops while the i7-8750H and other H series chips are used in gaming and other laptops with better cooling. Chances are you’ll have less performance throttling on a gaming laptop with an H series processor and good cooling than on a thinner laptop with a G / U series CPU and weaker fans. This is important when you have a high CPU load for a longer periods of time, like during video file exports in video editing software or in CPU-intensive gaming.

    • Nasr Samie

      Is the i7-1165G7 Windows 11 and Windows 12 Compatible?

    • Dan

      It’s Windows 11 compatible for sure, but we will see whether Windows 12 has some special requirements that a good and relatively recent processor like the 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 can’t meet. Win 12 hasn’t been announced yet, but I believe they won’t make any revolutional changes that a decent CPU from 2020 can’t handle.

  4. Question


    wich laptop use a wifi 6E card ? and use the 6GHZ band?

  5. Question


    11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.7 GHz) VS amd ryzen 7 4700u mobile processor with radeon graphics review laptop processors… Who wins?

  6. Question


    Why I should or should not to buy Dell
    11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7. It has 2×8 RAM and 1 TB ssd storage but integrated batery. I read do many reviews and got confused. Is it good for photo editing. And…

    • Dan

      The processor is excellent for photo editing. For the best performance there are faster H-series i7 and corresponding AMD Ryzen 7 H-series processors you can typically find in gaming laptops. They can primarily speed up image exports. But they consume more battery and run hotter. 16GB RAM is a very decent size, I don’t think you will need more than that. Having fast SSD storage is a plus too. The machine is definitely excellent for photo editing.

  7. Question

    Teresa Wheeler

    Where can I order an adapter cord for this laptop?

    • Dan

      Hi, this page is about the Core i7-1165G7 processor used in various laptop models. What power adapter / cord you need depends on the notebook model, not the processor model.

  8. Question


    Does this come with an optional touch screen, for the Dell Insperion i7, 11th generation, 5502?

    • i7 generation chart

      Muchas gracias por la información, me sera de gran utilidad.