Cracking Intel Core i7-1260P CPU Geekbench result hints at stellar Alder Lake performance levels for Samsung Galaxy Book 2 and unnamed Lenovo laptop
Fans of processor benchmarks have been spoiled recently thanks to the appearance of new Apple Silicon in the forms of the M1 Pro and M1 Max and Intel’s 12th gen Alder Lake desktop processors. While there are also new chips on the horizon from MediaTek, Qualcomm, and AMD, it is Intel that is in the headlines again thanks to the mobile/laptop variants of the Alder Lake series popping up here and there. The Intel Core i7-1260P already showed some uninspiring results on Geekbench in both CPU performance and GPU compute testing, but a new record has put more of a shine on the upcoming Alder Lake processor.
A previous test for the i7-1260P in a Samsung device offered a good enough single-core test result of 1,442 points while the multi-core bench was poor at 4,190 points. However, a new test, which features the Intel Core i7-1260P in a mysterious Lenovo laptop system, reveals a huge single-core result of 1,721 points and a much-improved multi-core score of 9,697 points. Frequencies were measured from 2.49 GHz up to 4,588 MHz for the 12-core, 16-thread chip with 16 GB RAM onboard to help with processing duties.
The single-core score of 1,721 points is an enormous result for a likely low-power mobility chip. Although it is a theoretical maximum, it would place very highly in the current Geekbench charts, rubbing shoulders with i9 desktop processors from the Rocket Lake family. A comparison offered by a tipster shows how the Intel Core i7-1260P holds up against the Snapdragon 8cx gen 3, Apple M1 Max, and i9-12900K. It’s a bit of a confusing comparison, but at least it can be seen how well the i7-1260P fares in single-core testing against the M1 Max and Alder Lake desktop chip: 1,721 points vs. 1,749 points vs. 1,893 points, respectively.
Arguably a better comparison would be against the i7-1185G7 and i7-1165G7. As the Intel Core i7-1260P has more cores to utilize, unsurprisingly the multi-core score is higher than those that the Tiger Lake parts produced. But the single-core score is much better than measurements we have taken with the predecessors: 1,721 points vs. 1,526/1,626 points (median/max; i7-1185G7) and 1,535/1,595 points (median/max; i7-1165G7). With the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 expected to feature at least an Intel Core i7-1270P and Alder Lake Lenovo laptops incoming, there will soon be plenty of challengers for the mighty M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro notebooks to contend with.