Intel Core i7 1260P vs i7 1250U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 1260P with 12-cores against the 1.1 GHz i7 1250U with 10-cores. 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
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 1250U and 1260P
Advantages of Intel Core i7 1260P
  • Has 6144 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 20% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2051 vs 1713 points

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 791.6 MB/sec 789.3 MB/sec
Clang compilation 50.6 Klines/sec 43.1 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 214.9 pages/sec 146.2 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 243.4 Mpixels/sec 185.1 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 185.7 pages/sec 151.3 pages/sec
Background blur 36.5 images/sec 30.6 images/sec
Photo processing 88.9 images/sec 73.3 images/sec
Ray tracing 13.2 Mpixels/sec 8.26 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 64.1 GOps/sec 42.8 GOps/sec
Floating point math 43.5 GOps/sec 28.4 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 66M Primes/sec 60M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 21.2M Strings/sec 15.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 11.5 GBytes/sec 8.5 GBytes/sec
Data compression 187.5 MBytes/sec 133 MBytes/sec
Physics 1141 Frames/sec 955 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 10.7B Matrices/sec 7.3B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 1260P and i7 1250U


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 i7-1250U
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 2
P-Threads 8 4
Base Frequency (P) 2.1 GHz 1.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 4.7 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.5 GHz 0.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Total Cores 12 10
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 11x
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
TDP (PL1) 20-28 W (configurable) 9 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 64 W 29 W
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1781
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 950 MHz
Shading Units 768 768
TMUs 48 48
ROPs 24 24
Execution Units 96 96
TGP 15 W 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-5200
- LPDDR4x-4267
- 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 i7 1250U official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 14

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i7 1250U or i7 1260P?