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Intel Core I7 1165G7 “Tiger Lake” Linux Performance with Dell XPS 13 9310


Listed below are our preliminary benchmarks of Intel Tiger Lake on Ubuntu Linux by process of the top rate Core i7 1165G7 processor. This additionally appears to be the first public benchmarks of the contemporary Dell XPS 13 9310 laptop that merely-launched as the refreshed XPS notebook for Tiger Lake and with Intel EVO certification.

The Core i7 1165G7 Tiger Lake processor being examined this day is a 10nm SuperFin quad-core processor with Hyper Threading and has a 4.7GHz turbo frequency and 12MB of L3 cache. Making Tiger Lake relatively intriguing are the Iris Xe Graphics (Gen12) stumbled on with this mobile processor.

When compared with the outdated-generation Core i7 1065G7 Ice Lake processor, the Core i7 1165G7 Tiger Lake 10nm SuperFin processor has a principal elevated turbo frequency (4.7GHz vs. 3.9GHz), a 12MB cache reasonably than 8MB, LPDDR4x-4267 enhance reasonably than LPDDR4-3733 (though every produce additionally enhance DDR4-3200), Thunderbolt 4, and PCIe Gen 4 as the neatly-known advantages.

The Dell XPS 13 9310 is the first to market with Tiger Lake that used to be announced at the discontinue of September and now origin to ship to possibilities. The Dell XPS 13 9310 Developer Version as examined used to be configured with the Core i7 1176G7 Tiger Lake processor with Xe Graphics, 2 x 8GB LPDDR4-4267 reminiscence, 1920 x 1200 display camouflage, Intel WiFi 6 AX201, and Kioxia KBG40ZNS256G NVMe solid-dispute storage. The Dell XPS 13 9310 Developer Version as configured at display camouflage retails for $1349 USD.

Tiger Lake on Linux does work but depending upon your distribution’s kit versions, you may perhaps well presumably presumably want to resort to manually upgrading. As with most contemporary hardware launches, I counsel running the most stylish stable kernel and within the case of graphics enhance to additionally be the usage of the most stylish kernel. In this case Linux 5.9 and Mesa 20.3-devel is the build apart I bear essentially been testing Tiger Lake to this point whereas going wait on to Linux 5.6~5.8 ought to be stunning along with Mesa 20.2 and potentially 20.1, but in customary the more fresh applications are better.

For this day’s benchmarking, the Dell XPS 13 9310 and the various laptops below take a look at were all running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS with Linux 5.9 and Mesa 20.3-devel. This combination has been figuring out devoted with the Dell XPS 13 9310 within the brief time of testing to this point whereas extra Linux kernel version comparisons and various distribution assessments shall be coming within the days/weeks ahead.

The laptops / mobile processors examined for this comparability incorporated:

Core i7 8565U – The 2019 Dell XPS 13 9380 with Core i7 8565U, the 8th Gen 4-core / 8-core Whiskey Lake processor that has UHD Graphics and 4.6GHz max turbo frequency. The laptop below take a look at used to be equipped with 2 x 8GB of RAM, UHD 620 Graphics, 256GB SK Hynix PC401 NVMe SSD, and 1080p display camouflage.

Core i7 1065G7 – The 2020 Dell XPS 13 7390 with Core i7 1065G7 as wonderful year’s XPS Ice Lake model. The laptop used to be equipped with 2 x 8GB RAM, Iris Plus G7 graphics, 1920 x 1200 display camouflage, and Toshiba KBG40ZPZ512G 512GB NVMe solid-dispute force.

Core i7 1165G7 – The Dell XPS 13 9310 Developer Version Tiger Lake laptop being wrathful by for this day’s article.

Ryzen 5 4500U – The Lenovo Flex 5 (81X20005US) that not lower than when cases in stock has been stumbled on as low as $599 USD (what I paid for the laptop genuinely) with the Ryzen 5 4500U, 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 reminiscence, Vega graphics, 256GB NVMe solid-dispute force, and 1080p display camouflage. The Ryzen 5 4500U gives six cores, 2.3GHz erroneous clock. 4.0GHz boost clock, 6 graphics cores for the Radeon (Vega) graphics, and 15 Watt default TDP.

Ryzen 7 4700U – Lenovo IdeaPad with the Ryzen 7 4700U with Vega graphics and having 2 x 8GB of RAM, 1080p display camouflage, 512GB NVMe SSD, and 1080p display camouflage for around $850 USD. The Ryzen 7 4700U enjoys 8 CPU cores, 2.0GHz erroneous clock, 4.1GHz boost clock, 8MB L3 cache, 7 graphics cores for the Radeon (Vega) graphics, and a 15 Watt TDP total.

Sadly I compose not bear any Ryzen 4800 series laptop for comparability with the laptop choice being restricted due to the on the entire having to grab the laptops below take a look at for providing Linux coverage and benchmarks.

Every of those laptops were examined with Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS with all stable updates and additionally upgrading to the Linux 5.9 kernel for most intriguing enhance along with making employ of Mesa 20.3-devel by process of the Oibaf PPA for the very most stylish hardware enhance and graphics.

Thru the Phoronix Take a look at Suite dozens of various benchmarks were flee on these laptops with Ubuntu Linux. The CPU core temperature, CPU frequency, and CPU vitality consumption were all monitored one day of testing on a per-take a look at basis as properly. Sadly AMD’s contemporary amd_energy Linux driver for CPU kit vitality consumption would not at display camouflage work for Renoir on Linux 5.9 thus or not it’s merely the kit vitality consumption on the Intel laptops reported by process of their RAPL interfaces but a battery take a look at comparability shall be coming soon.

Additional Core i7 1165G7 Tiger Lake Linux benchmarks having a leer extra carefully at the Xe Graphics, Linux gaming, compiler comparisons, and plenty extra and plenty extra shall be published within the weeks ahead with this Dell XPS Tiger Lake laptop.

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