Msi Zunzhan 14 Vs. Lenovo Yoga 14c: The Most Powerful Cpu Core I7-1195g7 For Thin And Light Notebooks Trumps The Rex 7 5800u

[Bestbuy618 Notebook Channel]Previously, we conducted a head-to-head competition between Intel and AMD’s top processors in desktop, gaming notebooks, and other platforms, and Intel won the title of “most powerful CPU.” Now it will reveal the final suspense of the red-blue war – in the thin and light notebook, who is the most powerful processor? And, unlike the game book, the performance of the thin and light book is largely dependent on the processor, so this time the Intel-AMD battle is more worthy of attention, especially in preparation for National Day, double 11 new productivity partners. After all, the thin and light book, which can take into account the characteristics of work, study, life, entertainment, and other multiple use scenarios, is currently one of the most in line with the needs of the workplace professionals, students, and other PC users. The two processors in this duel are called Intel and AMD in the field of thin and light this “face play” – Core i7-1195G7 and Dragon 7 5800U, which is also the current thin and light with the strongest performance.

The Core i7-1195G7 is based on a 10nm process and Willow Cove architecture and is clocked at 2.9GHz, with a single-core RWD rate of up to 5.0GHz and a full-core RWD rate of up to 4.6GHz, 4 cores and 8 threads, and 12MB of Level 3 cache. Based on a 7nm process, Zen 3 architecture, 3.2GHz main frequency, 4.4GHz maximum acceleration frequency, with 8 cores, 16 threads, and 16MB level 3 cache, the Core i7-1195G7 also includes Intel Torch Xe graphics with 96 EUs, and the core frequency is increased to 1400MHz. The Raider 7 5800U also integrates Vega 8 core graphics with 512 stream processors and a frequency of up to 2000MHz.

The two processor-equipped thin and light notebooks are MSI ZunJue 14, Lenovo YOGA 14c, which are equipped with a 14-inch full HD screen, 16GB dual-channel memory, and are used in high-performance mode in the following performance test.

The theoretical CPU performance test was conducted by CPU Z, CINEBENCH R20/R23, 7-Zip, GeekBench 5, and other testing software, and the results are as follows. The theoretical test results are not surprising, as the Core i7-1195G7 with up to 5.0GHz leads in single-threaded performance, with 7-Zip up to 32 percent ahead of the Core 7 5800U and GeekBench 5 up to 15 percent. According to the results of the test, the MSI ZunJue 14 hard drive with Core i7-1195G7 has a sequential read speed of nearly 6700MB/s and a write speed of more than 4300MB/s, while the Lenovo YOGA 14c hard drive with Rex 7 5800U has a sequential read speed of 3400MB/s.

Back on topic, what are the implications of the “opposite” performance of the Core i7-1195G7 and the Rex 7 5800U in single-threaded and multi-threaded tests in terms of productivity and gaming experience? Who comes out on top in real-world scenarios?

PCMark 10 conducted a comprehensive performance comparison test, and the results are as follows: As you can see, the Core i7-1195G7 and the Rex 7 5800U each won or lost in a number of PCMark 10 tests. The overall performance of the Rex 7 5800U is slightly ahead by about 3%, but the Core i7 has achieved a significant lead in the two tests of gaming and PPT. The web performance test via WebXprt 3 was also a win or loss, but overall the Core i7 had a small lead of about 2%.

Then comes the real productivity load test, which includes the following test items: 360 pages of large PPT exported to PDF, Lightroom importing 100 RAW format photos and exporting to JPEG, Premiere exporting a 9-minute long 1080P video, and PugetBench for Photoshop testing. The results of the tests are as follows.

Overall, the Core i7-1195G7 outperforms the Rex 7 5800U, with a 10% or greater advantage in Lightroom and PR export tests. Can we say that the Core i7-1195G7 is only “slightly better” than the Rex 7 5800U in productivity scenarios? Of course not, because in the productivity test, there is still a very important test that has not been completed – the performance release when not plugged in. That means consistent performance even when not connected to a power source.

So, how do the Core i7-1195G7 and Raider 7 5800U perform when powered down and running on battery power? The results of PCMark 10, WebXprt 3, and real productivity load three tests are as follows.

In the PCMark 10 test, the Core i7-1195G7 goes from being 2% behind when plugged in to being approximately 15% ahead of the Dragon 7 5800U when unplugged. The Core i7-1195G7’s lead in the WebXprt 3 test increased from 2% to 41% when plugged in, and in the real productivity load test, the Core i7-1195G7 was about 15% ahead of the Dragon 7 5800U when unplugged, indicating that in real application scenarios, the Core i7-1195G7 is more productive than the Rex 7 5800U, particularly in unplugged mobile scenarios.

Although there is a need for stable and reliable performance when not plugged in, the battery life must not be compromised. Otherwise, even with a strong performance release but only 2-3 hours of use, it is difficult to meet the needs of the user’s mobile use. The endurance test was performed in PCMark 10 modern office mode, with both thin and light notebook systems set to energy-saving mode, connected to WiFi, and screen brightness set to 30%, and the results are as follows. With a performance score of 6413, the MSI Zuni 14 has a battery life of 15 hours and 12 minutes, or 912 minutes.

The Lenovo YOGA 14c has a battery life of 20 hours and 16 minutes, or 1216 minutes, with a performance score of 5122. It should be noted that the MSI Zuni 14 has a 52Wh battery, while the Lenovo YOGA 14c has a 71Wh battery, and that after converting the battery capacity of both notebooks to the same 52Wh, the Lenovo YOGA 14c has a corresponding battery life of about 891 minutes.

In terms of performance score, the Core i7-1195G7 leads by about 25%.

Without plugging in, the Core i7-1195G7 balances high performance and long battery life, whereas the Dragon 7 5800U sacrifices performance for longer battery life. Although the gaming experience of thin and light notebooks is not in a subgenre with gaming notebooks, but the thin and light portable features can bring players “anytime, anywhere” gaming experience, the following comparison of the two thin and light notebooks gaming performance. The tests were carried out at the lowest image quality of each game, with a resolution of 1080P, and the results are as follows: It is clear that the Core i7-1195G7, which incorporates the new Torch Xe core graphics, has a clear lead, with an overall score (average frame rate) that is more than 30% higher than that of the Dragon 7 5800U. Of course, for games like “Tomb Raider: Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” which require high graphics performance, both processors have some heart but not enough power, and the average frame rate can only reach about 30 in the lowest image quality, which is not stuck in PPT but barely playable.

In two real-world application scenarios, productivity and gaming, the Core i7-1195G7 outperforms the Rex 7 5800U, making it the “most powerful processor for thin and light notebooks.” The 5.0GHz frequency of the Core i7-1195G7 can result in more efficient productivity or a smooth gaming experience. Rendering and other scenarios that can consume multiple cores, on the other hand, are not typical application scenarios for thin and light notebooks, making it difficult to use the Raider 7 5800U’s 8 cores. The Core i7-1195G7 is also far ahead of the Rex 7 5800U in terms of performance release without pulling ahead in terms of battery life, especially in the unplugged mobile experience.

The Core i7-1195G7 also has a number of features that enhance the user experience and are the “hidden attributes” that put it ahead of the Rex 7 5800U. For example, the Core i7-1195G7-equipped MSI Zuni 14 is Intel Evo certified, which provides many benefits such as fast wake-up, consistent performance on battery power, more stable and reliable connection, and intelligent experience. Another point of concern is that both processors are “flagship” in the field of thin and light notebooks, but once on the product, AMD will obviously be left behind by Intel if they want to meet users’ pursuit of “high-end.” However, AMD finds it difficult to compete with Intel in the high-end market.

This is due not only to the product’s performance, but also to the positioning of the two brands in the hearts of consumers. To meet the user’s urgent need for differentiation, Intel is expanding the high-end notebook market product categories with Evo certification and close collaboration with OEM partners. In contrast, AMD is mired in a quagmire of cost performance, product positioning is difficult to achieve, and this is one of the issues that AMD will be unable to solve in the short term.

As a result, the Core i7-1195G7-equipped thin and light notebook is a better choice for users with more mobile experience needs and high-end users.