Intel Core i7 1260P vs i5 1240P

We compared two 12-core laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 1260P against the 1.7 GHz i5 1240P. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
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 1240P and 1260P
Advantages of Intel Core i7 1260P
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
  • 11% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1770 vs 1589 points


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 1260P and i5 1240P


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 i5-1240P
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.1 GHz 1.7 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 1.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Total Cores 12 12
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 17x
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


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


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 1300 MHz
Shading Units 768 640
TMUs 48 40
ROPs 24 20
Execution Units 96 80
TGP 15 W 15 W

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


Official site Intel Core i7 1260P official page Intel Core i5 1240P official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 1240P or i7 1260P?
Steve 02 August 2022 15:14
They practice the same, with minor diff to clock speed. The main difference is the IGPU, that the i7 has better-integrated graphics on board than its i5 counterpart.
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DJL 11 July 2022 05:57
I suspect some of these tests may have been run on a machine that the i7 had thermal throttling? It should outperform the i5 in all areas.
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cory 24 June 2022 18:22
No, it's right... The i5 does outperform the i7 in a lot of ways.
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Huh 04 May 2022 15:34
The i7 1260p has 12 core and the same with the i5 1240p Both have 4p cores and 8e cores.
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Please correct inaccurate information 27 April 2022 16:16
This cannot be right. The i5 outperforming the i7? Some of the info here doesn't seem right either. The i7 1260p takes 28W power, not 9.
+72 Reply
Sergey 28 April 2022 16:13
Thank you for the info, specs are updated.
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RMW 11 July 2022 17:36
The I7 runs hotter than the I5 and hits performance throttle. Probably reduces battery life.
+35 Reply