Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake Linux Performance Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 22 October 2019. Page 9 of 9. 19 Comments

Across the dozens of benchmarks carried out with the Phoronix Test Suite, here is a look at the various power and thermal metrics recorded.

During the brief idle periods, the Core i7-1065G7 was able to run about six degrees cooler than the Whiskey Lake / Kabylake-R Dell XPS laptops but this 10nm+ CPU had an average load temperature just about one degree cooler than the earlier models.

The system temperature was a similar story with several degrees cooler while idling but the average load temperature was just under the two prior Dell XPS models.

The average AC system power consumption during benchmarking was 24 Watts, similar to the Core i7-8550U but a hair higher than the Core i7-8565U. The three Dell XPS models are very similar with the other components though also worth noting a slightly higher (1920 x 1200 vs. 1920 x 1080) resolution panel with the Ice Lake model.

Lastly is the geometric mean for looking at a composite of all of the CPU benchmarks carried out for this comparison. In moving from the Kabylake-R to Whiskey Lake model was a 5.8% improvement but moving from Whiskey Lake to the new Ice Lake Dell XPS 7390 represented a 24% improvement in the overall performance.

As there were some dramatic wins with software packages that were AVX-512 optimized (OSPray, OIDN, MKL-DNN/DNNL) if dropping those as well as the synthetic ctx-clock that was a huge victory thanks to hardware mitigations, the geometric mean for the Core i7-1065G7 was 11% faster than the Core i7-8565U.

Overall, the Core i7-1065G7 represents a significant step forward in CPU performance compared to earlier Intel laptop processors. The Gen11 graphics also provide significant uplift and I'll have out thorough numbers on that in the days ahead among other Intel Ice Lake Linux benchmarks. I will also have out some comparison Linux laptop benchmarks with a more diverse range of (older) laptops as well for those weighing the potential upgrade to Ice Lake this holiday season. If you appreciate the Linux benchmarks, consider showing your support by going premium or making a PayPal tip especially in cases like this of needing to purchase the hardware under test to deliver Linux numbers.

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