Intel Core i7-8559U vs Intel Core i7-1165G7

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel 11th Generation Core i7 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

52 %
33% slightly better overall score
39 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

64 %
68 %
6% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

48 %
54% significantly better multitasking score
31 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

47 %
62% significantly better heavy workload score
29 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,986
4,426
11% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,070
1,362
27% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
Identical
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

28 W
15 W
86% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
384 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
12 MiB
49% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

312th of 1,326
455th of 1,326

Family

The product line

8th Generation Core i7
11th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2018
August 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2400
DDR4-3200

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i7-8559U vs Core i7-1165G7 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-8559U beats the Core i7-1165G7 in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-1165G7 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads.

Our database shows that the Core i7-1165G7 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-8559U. Also, the Core i7-1165G7 has a slightly higher turbo speed.

The Core i7-1165G7 outputs less heat than Core i7-8559U thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Core i7-8559U over the Core i7-1165G7.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Core i7-8559U and the Core i7-1165G7, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i7-8559U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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