AMD’s 3rd generation dekstop Ryzen processor has put the company back on the throne, with its Ryzen 9 3900X and 3950X leading the charge. On the mobile CPU front, however, a recent Geekbench score suggests that Intel’s upcoming 10th generation Ice Lake CPUs could be give AMD a run for its money.
The Geekbench score of the CPU was first reported by TechQuila, with the alleged Ice Lake CPU running on an unreleased version of a 13-inch HP Spectre X360 2-in-1 convertible. The CPU model is listed as an Intel Core i7-1065G7. While it’s multi-score of 17741 is mildly impressive, it’s the single-core score of 5691 points that has caught the attention of enthusiasts.
That single-core score effectively beats AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X, which has a single-core score of 5624 points on the same benchmark test. Of course, it’s multi-core score of 45338 is still leaps and bounds ahead of Intel’s own, thanks in no small part to the CPU’s 12-cores, 24-threads layout.
There is, of course, another point of view to this story. While the scores of Intel’s Ice Lake mobile CPU coming ahead of AMD’s desktop counterpart does generate some excitement, it should also be pointed out that the difference between the single-core performance numbers is very similar. Having said that, it’s only fair to point out that the Core i7-1065G7 listed in the test runs on a power draw of 15W. Compared to the Ryzen 9 3900X’s TDP of 105W.
Naturally, nothing has been set in stone, and it’s quite possible that Intel could (or will) made some tweaks to the CPU, as well as other variants in its Ice Lake lineup. That said, if these numbers are to believed, then we can’t wait to see just what kind of performance Intel’s 10nm desktop variants will generate at launch.