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Core i5 1135G7 Vs Ryzen 5 7530U: Is Ryzen Better?

This comparison will measure the performance of the i5 1135G7 and the 7530U in terms of synthetic and productivity benchmarks, whilst also seeing their performance in terms of power draw and their integrated graphics.

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With the Ryzen 7000 series of mobile chips, AMD is experimenting with the use of their previous architecture for some processors. The Ryzen 5 7530U is guilty of this, using the Zen 3 architecture used in the Ryzen 5000 series of processors. This makes our comparison, testing Intel’s old mid-range processor against AMD’s new processor with older architecture. In comparing the Core i5 1135G7 vs Ryzen 5 7530U, we aim to guide your purchasing decision to the CPU better suited for your needs.

Key Takeaways

  • According to our benchmark tests, the Ryzen 5 7530U demonstrated a notable 26% performance advantage over the 1135G7.
  • In terms of power efficiency, the 1135G7 outperformed the Ryzen 5 7530U with approximately 11% lower power consumption.
  • It’s worth noting that the Ryzen 5 7530U is a more recent processor, being from a newer generation compared to the 1135G7, which is now considered two generations old.

Comparison Table

CPU AMD Ryzen 5 7530U Intel Core i5 1135G7
Core Architecture Zen 3 Intel Tiger Lake
Processing Node 7nm 10nm
Number of Cores  6 4
Number of threads 12 8
L3 Cache 16MB 8MB
Base Clock Speed 2.00GHz 2.40GHz 
Boost Clock Speed 4.50GHz 4.20GHz
TDP 15W 28W
Integrated Graphics AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs

Architectural Differences

  1. Core Count: Unlike the newer processors from Intel, the 1135G7, much similar to the 7530U, only contains performance cores. It has 4 cores that total 8 threads, whereas the 7530U beats this number with a total of 6 cores that come up to 12 threads.
  2. Clock Speeds: In addition to having more cores, the Ryzen processor also clocks higher than the 1135G7. It has a base frequency of 2GHz, whereas it boosts up to 4.5GHz. The 1135G7 has a higher base frequency of 2.4GHz, whereas its boost is a bit lower at 4.2GHz.
  3. L3 Cache: The L3 cache is double on the Ryzen than what you’d find on the 1135G7; 16MB vs 8MB.
  4. Thermal Design Power: The TDP is surprisingly higher on the 1135G7, though it has a lower frequency and a lower number of cores. The TDP of 1135G7 is 28 watts, whereas the Ryzen 5 7530U has a TDP of 15 watts.
  5. Lithography: The Ryzen 5 7530U has more modern lithography than the Intel processor as well, utilizing 7nm processing nodes compared to the 10nm nodes on the 1135G7.

Core i5 1135G7 Vs Ryzen 5 7530U: Performance Benchmarks

Now that we’ve made an on-paper assessment of the hardware of both these processors, let’s dive into the benchmarks. 

Do note that what you’ll see in the benchmarks below is a median of a multitude of laptops with either processor, meaning that you might have a better or worse experience with these processors depending on the device you choose to purchase.

Cinebench R23

Cinebench R23 Performance
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  • Cinebench R23 reaffirmed what we were led to believe by looking at the architectural differences between these processors. The Ryzen was 7% ahead of the 1135G7 in terms of single-core performance. It scored about 1439 points compared to the lower 1345 points of the i5.
  • The greater single-threaded performance of this processor, accompanied by the larger core count, made the Ryzen 5 7530U demolish the i5 by a whopping 71% lead. It had a score of 8361 points, whereas the 1135G7 had a performance of 4894 points.

Geekbench 5.4

Geekbench 5.4 Performance
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  • As we frequently see with this test, Geekbench tamed the huge differences in performance of these processors we saw in Cinebench. The difference in single-core performance between these chips in Geekbench was only 4%, with the Ryzen betting scoring 1436 points, compared to the 1384 points.
  • The difference in multi-core score was much more modest in Geekbench compared to Cinebench, though it was still very significant. The Ryzen 7530U performed 29% better with a score of 6061 points, whereas the 1135G7 had a performance of 4688 points.

3DMark 11

3DMark 11 Performance
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  • This physics renderer also showed a large performance gap between the 7530U and the 1135G7. The Ryzen processor scored 36% more than the older Intel processor.
  • For the exact scores of these processors, the Ryzen 5 7530U had a performance of 12837 points, whereas the Core i5 1135G7 had a performance of about 9456 points.

HWBOT x265

HWBOT x265 Performance
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  •  Coming to the productivity section of our testing suite, HWBOT x265 on the 4k preset performed much better on the Ryzen 5, with a score 66% ahead of what we saw with the 1135G7.
  • The Ryzen 5 7530U outputted video at a framerate of 10 FPS, whereas the 1135G7 struggled to reach 6 FPS.

Blender

 Blender Performance
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  • The performance difference between the two processors grew in the Blender renders, with the Classroom scene rendering 78% faster on the AMD processor. The 7530U took 704 seconds to spit out an image, whereas the 1135G7 took 1254 seconds.
  • The BMW scene was not kinder to these processors either. The Ryzen finished the render in only 411 seconds, whereas the 1135G7 finished the same render in 650 seconds.

7-Zip 

7-Zip Performance
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  • The 7-Zip multithreaded test continued the dominance of the Ryzen 7530U over the i5 1135G7. The Ryzen had an advantage of 63% in this test.
  • The Ryzen had a massive lead over the i5 with a score of 35641 MIPS compared to 21892 MIPS on its competition.

FP32

FP32 Performance
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  • The iGPU performance of the Ryzen 5 7530U was also 12% faster than the one found in the 1135G7, according to our FP32 test.
  • The Ryzen’s iGPU had a performance of 1792 GFLOPS, whereas the Core i5 1135G7 had a performance of 1611 GFLOPS.

Power Consumption

Power Consumption
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  • The Ryzen 5 consumed quite a bit more power than the i5 1135G7. According to our reading with an external monitor, the difference was about 15%.
  • The power draw on the 1135G7 was about 42 watts, compared to the quite significantly higher 48 watts on the 7530U.

Core i5 1135G7 Vs Ryzen 5 7530U: Which One Should You Go For?

In order to better understand the capabilities of both the Core i5 1135G7 and Ryzen 5 7530U processors, it may be helpful to consider their intended audiences. By doing so, we can determine which processor may be better suited for certain types of tasks or users.

  • All in all, the Ryzen 5 7530U was about 26% faster than the 1135G7, making it a much better option for anyone looking for more power in their daily driver.
  • The Ryzen 5 7530U is also much more recent than the i5, making it suitable for people looking for an up-to-date chip, though it does utilize an older architecture.
  • The 1135G7, because of its age, can be found in devices with a significantly lower price tag than the Ryzen 5, making it a better option for people on a budget.

If the age of the Core i5 1135G7 is preventing you from buying a product with it, check our guide on how long laptops last.

Pros And Cons

CPU Pros Cons
Core i5 1135G7
  • Relatively much cheaper
  • Lower power consumption
  • Sub-par performance
  • Over two years old
Ryzen 5 7530U
  • Better better performance
  • Better integrated graphics
  • Relatively expensive

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the clock speed of the iGPU of these processors?

The RX Vega 7 graphics in the Ryzen 5 7530U are clocked at 2000MHz, whereas the Xe Graphics G7 80EUs in the i5 are clocked at around 1300MHz.

Does the Ryzen 5 7530U have Thunderbolt support?

No, the Ryzen 5 7530U does not have Thunderbolt support, though the new USB 4 standard basically replaces it.

What is the maximum temperature of both of these processors?

The i5 1135G7 has a max temperature of 100°C, whereas the Ryzeb 5 7530U has a maximum temperature of 95°C.

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