Further Exploring The Intel Tiger Lake Core i7-1165G7 Performance On Ubuntu Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 19 October 2020. Page 11 of 11. 28 Comments

The single-threaded performance with Tiger Lake is now looking quite good against Ice Lake and AMD's Renoir, but with the heavier workloads not coming out as so interesting compared to before.

If going off the geometric mean of these results with the mix of single and multi-threaded benchmarks, the positioning really doesn't change with the Ryzen 5 4500U coming out slightly ahead while the i7-1165G7 being about 19% faster than Ice Lake with the most significant uplift found in the Gen12 Xe OpenGL/Vulkan benchmarks. In any case keep in mind the prior laptop tests were done on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS so there may be some slight changes with moving them all to Ubuntu 20.10 as is to be tested in the days ahead.

So long story short, Ubuntu 20.10 is allowing the Core i7 1165G7 Tiger Lake with Dell XPS 9310 to perform better in single/lightly-threaded workloads than as found on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS -- the configuration in which Canonical certified the XPS 13 9310 laptop and in which Dell is currently shipping it when ordering the "Developer Edition" model for the Ubuntu preload. As to the precise change in Ubuntu 20.10 is still being investigated, but with Ubuntu 20.10 it also means lower multi-threaded performance compared to the 20.04 LTS figures due to thermal/power throttling.

The overall standing though remains unchanged with having some sizable improvements over Ice Lake especially when it comes to Gen12 / Xe Graphics but coming up short generally of the Ryzen 5 4500U / Ryzen 7 4700U. Unfortunately I have no 4800 series at the moment for testing.

Among the other tests happening this week are exploring the Linux vs. Windows 10 performance on the Dell XPS 13 9310 to shed further light on the power management situation for Ice Lake and also compared against Renoir for Windows vs. Linux.

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