Intel Core i7 1260P vs i5 1235U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 1260P with 12-cores against the 1.3 GHz i5 1235U with 10-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 1235U and 1260P
Advantages of Intel Core i7 1260P
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
  • 12% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1770 vs 1578 points

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1737
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
9818
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
17119
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1784
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
9213
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 1260P and i5 1235U

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released February 23, 2022 February 23, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i7-1260P i5-1235U
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 2
P-Threads 8 4
Base Frequency (P) 2.1 GHz 1.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 4.4 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.5 GHz 0.9 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Total
Total Cores 12 10
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 13x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Package

Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1744
TDP 20-28 W (configurable) 12-15 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 64 W 55 W
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 768 640
TMUs 48 40
ROPs 24 20
Execution Units 96 80
TGP 15 W 15 W
iGPU FLOPS
1.69 TFLOPS
1.41 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267 DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i7 1260P official page Intel Core i5 1235U official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 1235U or i7 1260P?