[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 3 5300U vs Intel Core i7-1165G7 – Another win in Intel’s corner

With both Intel and AMD releasing new processors around the same time, it’s time to put some of them against other, proven chips, to accurately assess their performance. Today we have the Ryzen 3 5300U, which is part of the new 5000 U-series, despite using the older Zen 2 architecture.

It offers adequate performance and can handle decently heavy workloads, thanks to its 4-core, 8-thread layout. Its opponent for today is the Core i7-1165G7, which is one of the first Tiger Lake chips to ever come out, along with the new Iris Xe Graphics, which we will also put to the test, against the AMD GPU solution.

Today we are comparing the AMD Ryzen 3 5300U against the Intel Core i7-1165G7.

You can take a look at our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, where we showcase the best and the newest laptop processors.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 3 5300U / Intel Core i7-1165G7

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 3 5300U Intel Core i7-1165G7
Architecture Zen 2 Tiger Lake UP3
Cores / Threads 4/8 4/8
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost 2.60 – 3.80GHz 2.80 – 4.40GHz
Cache 6MB 12MB
Lithography 7nm 10nm
TDP 15W 12 / 15 / 28W
Memory type

DDR4–3200MHz,

LPDDR4x–4266MHz

DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4267MHz
Integrated GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000, 15W) Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

CPU benchmarks

In the 3D Rendering test with Cinebench 20, the Core i7-1165G7 had a 1.5% higher score. As for the 2D Rendering benchmark with Adobe Photoshop, the Core i7 won again, finishing the test with a lead of around 3 seconds, which is just massive.

GPU benchmarks

The Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 96 Execution Units (EU) completely demolished its AMD rival, scoring 109%, 123%, and 113% higher in 3DMark Fire Strike, Unigine Heaven 4.0, and Unigine Superposition, respectively. The gaming tests favored the Intel chip as well, as the Iris Xe Graphics G7 had a 91% higher FPS on average in CS:GO and 41% higher FPS on average in DOTA 2.

Gaming tests

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GO HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings) HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000, 15W) 107 fps 66 fps 44 fps
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) 184 fps (+72%) 139 fps (+111%) 83 fps (+89%)

DOTA 2 HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings) HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000, 15W) 106 fps 68 fps 36 fps
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) 128 fps (+21%) 79 fps (+16%) 67 fps (+86%)

Conclusion

The Intel chip performed better in both 3D and 2D Rendering, and while the Cinebench scores were really close, the Photoshop benchmark went completely in favor of Intel. The same could be said for the GPU benchmarks and the gaming tests, as the Iris Xe Graphics G7  absolutely demolished the RX Vega 6. As for what you should buy, the Intel CPU is the better purchase decision, as it uses newer technology and performs better, both in the CPU and GPU fields.

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