New Dell XPS 13 2-In-1 (7390) Streaks Through Geekbench Flashing Intel Ice Lake Benchmarks

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Yesterday morning, we got our hands on some leaked benchmarks for Intel’s upcoming Core i7-1065 G7 processor. This is a 10nm Ice Lake-U part that features a total of four cores (8 threads), a base clock of 1.3GHz, an all-core boost clock of 3.5GHz, a single-core boost of 3.9GHz, and a max TDP of 15 watts.

To go along with the PassMark benches that we reported on in that article, we also provided Geekbench scores dated May 28th of a Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 convertible. Those benchmarks showed the system putting up impressive single- and multi-core scores of 5234 and 17330 respectively.

Today, we’ve got a fresh set of Geekbench scores, and they’re more recent, dated June 10th. Again, we have an XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 donor system, but the scores have jumped to 5629 and 18833 respectively for the single- and multi-core scores. These numbers put the Core i7-1065 G7 on even firmer footing against the Core i9-8950HK, which is a 6-core/12-thread mobile processor (5367/21859 single-/multi-core). 

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The single-core performance of the Core i7-1065 G7 is impressive, but it shouldn’t be too surprising that the Core i9-8950HK with its additional cores/threads would still win out in the multi-core score. Not to mention its top-end single core boost clock is much higher at 4.8GHz. So all told really, for a low power, 15 Watt quad-core, so far Ice Lake is looking rather solid.

The Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 is scheduled to be released to customers this summer, with Core i3-1005 G1 and Core i5-1035 G1 processors powering entry-level and mid-range SKUs, alongside the high-end Core i7-1065 G7 model. All of the processors come with Intel’s new Gen11 graphics which Intel says will outperform the Vega GPUs that are integrated into AMD’s most recent Ryzen mobile APUs.

According to Dell, its new XPS 13 2-in-1 is up to 2.5 times more powerful than its predecessor, and you can pack in up to 32GB of RAM, up to a 1TB SSD, and up to 16 hours of up-time per charge of its 51 WHr battery. When it launches, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 will start at $999 with the Core i3-1005 G1 processor.