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Exclusive: First benchmarks of Intel's Lakefield Hybrid CPU - Innovative or unnecessary?

The Samsung Galaxy Book S with Intel's new Lakefield Hybrid processor has arrived in our office. We have first benchmark results for the new hybrid CPU.

Intel's new Lakefield processor is supposed to be a chip with a very low power consumption for slim devices like the Samsung Galaxy Book S or the Microsoft Surface Neo. Thanks to the low TDP of 7 Watts, the processor can be cooled passively. This is supposed to be Intel's x86 alternative for ARM processor like the Snapdragon 8cx we recently reviewed in the Samsung Galaxy Book S.

Lakefield CPU (Source: Intel)
Lakefield CPU (Source: Intel)

The basic principle is comparable to the big.LITTLE design we know from ARM processors, where fast cores are combined with slower, but more efficient cores. For the new Lakefield processor Core i5-L16G7, intel combines a fast Sunny Cove core (up to 3.0 GHz), which is also used for modern 10 nm Ice Lake-U CPUs, with four efficient Tremont Atom cores (also 10 nm, up to 1.8 GHz). The hybrid processor also includes a fast integrated GPU. In theory, it is a fast Ice Lake iGPU (Gen. 11) with the designation Iris Plus Graphics G7 with 64 Execution Units, but the clock is much lower compared to regular 15W models (500 vs. 1100 MHz), so the performance is more comparable to a "regular" UHD Graphics 620. Tools like GPU-Z either show the iGPU as Lakefield GT2 or UHD Graphics. In addition to a fast Wi-Fi 6 module (AX200), Lakefield also supports Intel's XMM7560 LTE modem, but the latter is not included in the Samsung Galaxy Book S.

The five cores of the Lakefield CPU do not support Hyperthreading, so each core can only execute one thread. The operating system decides how the load is distributed among the cores. In the tests, it is not easy to get specific information about the chip. The familiar tools only show the CPU load or the core clock. It is interesting that we can only see up to 2.4 GHz when we stress one core, and multi-core tests result in 100% load for four cores at ~1.9 GHz, while one core only shows 10% load at 200-300 MHz.

Update: The Tremont cores can reach up to 2,8 GHz via Boost according to Intel, so it looks like the faster Sunny Cove core is not utilized for single-core load.

Cinebench R15 Single
Cinebench R15 Single
Cinebench R15 Multi
Cinebench R15 Multi

Processor - Disappointing Single-Core Performance

The single-core performance of the new chip is very disappointing, because the Lakefield processor even falls behind the old Amber Lake dual-core m3-8100Y. This is mainly caused by the low clock of up to 2.4 GHz, and we could not see the advertised value of 3.0 GHz so far.

The situation is a bit better in the multi-core tests, and the new hybrid processor is at least on par with the efficient Core i7-8500Y and Pentium or Celeron models are beaten as well.

Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
170 Points ∼100% +93%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
166 Points ∼98% +88%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
141 Points ∼83% +60%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
140 Points ∼82% +59%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
129 Points ∼76% +46%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
96.2 Points ∼57% +9%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
91.1 Points ∼54% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
88.3 Points ∼52%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
78.93 Points ∼46% -11%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
667 Points ∼100% +162%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
659 Points ∼99% +158%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
518 Points ∼78% +103%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
448 (363min - 448max) Points ∼67% +76%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
333 (293min - 333max) Points ∼50% +31%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
255 (249.12min - 254.89max) Points ∼38%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
246 Points ∼37% -4%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
227 (225.51min - 228.28max) Points ∼34% -11%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
162 (160.34min - 162.29max) Points ∼24% -36%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
144.07 (131.27min - 145.38max) Points ∼22% -44%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
425 Points ∼100% +54%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
375 Points ∼88% +36%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
330 Points ∼78% +20%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
348 Points ∼82% +26%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
304 Points ∼72% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
276 Points ∼65%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
243 Points ∼57% -12%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
204 Points ∼48% -26%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
175 Points ∼41% -37%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1533 Points ∼100% +152%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
987 Points ∼64% +62%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
764 Points ∼50% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
609 Points ∼40%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
591 Points ∼39% -3%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
587 Points ∼38% -4%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
513 Points ∼33% -16%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
382 Points ∼25% -37%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
316 Points ∼21% -48%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4372 Points ∼100% +203%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
2881 Points ∼66% +100%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
2539 Points ∼58% +76%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
2760 Points ∼63% +92%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
2028 Points ∼46% +41%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1441 Points ∼33%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
1255 Points ∼29% -13%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
1178 Points ∼27% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
858 Points ∼20% -40%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1229 Points ∼100% +54%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
1167 Points ∼95% +46%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
1010 Points ∼82% +27%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
1096 Points ∼89% +38%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
809 Points ∼66% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
797 Points ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
700 Points ∼57% -12%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
570 Points ∼46% -28%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
475 Points ∼39% -40%
Geekbench 4.4 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
15352 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
14733 Points ∼96%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
12112 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
11047 Points ∼72%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
9090 Points ∼59%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
6223 Points ∼41%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
5031 Points ∼33%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
3404 Points ∼22%
Geekbench 4.4 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5224 Points ∼100%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
5159 Points ∼99%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
4996 Points ∼96%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
4748 Points ∼91%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3910 Points ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
3313 Points ∼63%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
2650 Points ∼51%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
2019 Points ∼39%
Cinebench R10 / Rendering Single 32Bit - Rendering Single 32Bit
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
6687 Points ∼100% +64%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
5771 Points ∼86% +41%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
5156 Points ∼77% +26%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
4250 Points ∼64% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
4079 Points ∼61%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
3490 Points ∼52% -14%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
2184 Points ∼33% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
591 Points ∼9% -86%
Cinebench R10 / Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
17213 Points ∼100% +91%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
9432 Points ∼55% +5%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
9257 Points ∼54% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
9003 Points ∼52%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
8919 Points ∼52% -1%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
7924 Points ∼46% -12%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
4427 Points ∼26% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
4187 Points ∼24% -53%

Browser Benchmarks

The situation is very similar in the browser benchmarks. The small Pentium and Celeron CPUs are beaten, just like the Galaxy Book S with the Snapdragon ARM processor, but all the other Core CPUs are once again much faster.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
249.7 Points ∼100% +61%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
247.12 Points ∼99% +60%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
243 Points ∼97% +57%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
240 Points ∼96% +55%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
232.5 Points ∼93% +50%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
161.54 Points ∼65% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
154.8 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
134.1 Points ∼54% -13%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
128.54 Points ∼51% -17%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
138.5 Points ∼100% +56%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
126.2 Points ∼91% +42%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
122.5 Points ∼88% +38%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
118.2 Points ∼85% +33%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
88.7 Points ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
73.5 Points ∼53% -17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1-14IGL05
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5030, SanDisk DA4064
58.211 Points ∼42% -34%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
49.896 Points ∼36% -44%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
222 Points ∼100% +83%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
194 Points ∼87% +60%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
191 Points ∼86% +58%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
181 Points ∼82% +50%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
136 Points ∼61% +12%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
162 Points ∼73% +34%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
128 Points ∼58% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
121 Points ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
116 Points ∼52% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1-14IGL05
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5030, SanDisk DA4064
91.3 Points ∼41% -25%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
76.2 Points ∼34% -37%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
129.8 runs/min ∼100% +71%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
98.8 runs/min ∼76% +30%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
97.9 runs/min ∼75% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
76 runs/min ∼59%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
60.4 runs/min ∼47% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
59.3 runs/min ∼46% -22%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
58.1 runs/min ∼45% -24%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
50464 Points ∼100% +50%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
42305 Points ∼84% +26%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
39043 Points ∼77% +16%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
34726 Points ∼69% +3%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
33781 Points ∼67% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
33682 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
29364 Points ∼58% -13%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
22283 Points ∼44% -34%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 1-14IGL05
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5030, SanDisk DA4064
2170 ms * ∼100% -67%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
1774 ms * ∼82% -36%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
1530.8 ms * ∼71% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
1464.2 ms * ∼67% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1303 ms * ∼60%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
1014 ms * ∼47% +22%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
917 ms * ∼42% +30%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
965 ms * ∼44% +26%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
963 ms * ∼44% +26%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
886 ms * ∼41% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
817 ms * ∼38% +37%

* ... smaller is better

GPU - Between UHD Graphics 615 and 620

Due to the lower clock of the iGPU, the graphics performance is much lower compared to a regular Iris Plus Graphics G7 and is sitting between the UHD Graphics 615 and UHD Graphics 620. The Adreno 680 GPU of the Snapdragon 8cx in the Galaxy Book S ARM is not much slower in 3DMark 11.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
2924 Points ∼100% +76%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
2578 Points ∼88% +55%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
2516 Points ∼86% +52%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
1941 Points ∼66% +17%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1852 Points ∼63% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1658 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy Book S
Adreno 680, SD 8cx, 256 GB NVMe
1593 Points ∼54% -4%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
1288 Points ∼44% -22%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
947 Points ∼32% -43%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
1846 Points ∼100% +52%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1755 Points ∼95% +44%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
1739 Points ∼94% +43%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1280 Points ∼69% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1217 Points ∼66%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
943 Points ∼51% -23%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
922 Points ∼50% -24%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
630 Points ∼34% -48%

The gaming performance is affected by the low CPU performance and the results are worse compared to devices with the UHD Graphics 615. This means the Lakefield processor can only handle very simple games with low settings/resolutions.

X-Plane 11.11 / high (fps_test=3) - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
14.2 fps ∼100% +57%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
10.8 fps ∼76% +19%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
10.5 fps ∼74% +16%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
9.16 fps ∼65% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
9.05 fps ∼64%
X-Plane 11.11 / med (fps_test=2) - 1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
14.7 fps ∼100% +53%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
11.6 fps ∼79% +21%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
10.9 fps ∼74% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
9.61 fps ∼65%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
9.32 fps ∼63% -3%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
7.2 fps ∼49% -25%
X-Plane 11.11 / low (fps_test=1) - 1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
24 fps ∼100% +42%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
21.9 fps ∼91% +30%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
17.8 fps ∼74% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
16.9 fps ∼70%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
13.2 fps ∼55% -22%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
10 fps ∼42% -41%
Dota 2 Reborn / ultra (3/3) best looking - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
24.2 (18.6min) fps ∼100% +102%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
19.8 (16.2min) fps ∼82% +65%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
19.4 (18.1min) fps ∼80% +62%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
14.1 (10.8min) fps ∼58% +18%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
12 (8.4min) fps ∼50%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
10.3 fps ∼43% -14%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
7.6 (7.1min) fps ∼31% -37%
Dota 2 Reborn / high (2/3) - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
26.2 (21.1min) fps ∼100% +106%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
22.1 (20.5min) fps ∼84% +74%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
20.5 (16.6min) fps ∼78% +61%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
14.7 (10.1min) fps ∼56% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
12.7 (8.7min) fps ∼48%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
11.3 fps ∼43% -11%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
8.5 (7.7min) fps ∼32% -33%
Dota 2 Reborn / med (1/3) - 1366x768 med (1/3)
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
49.7 (38min) fps ∼100% +178%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
47.8 (42.7min) fps ∼96% +167%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
30.7 (24min) fps ∼62% +72%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
23.4 (15.4min) fps ∼47% +31%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
17.9 (12min) fps ∼36%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
17.7 (15min) fps ∼36% -1%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
17.4 fps ∼35% -3%
Dota 2 Reborn / min (0/3) fastest - 1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
83.4 (74min) fps ∼100% +79%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
81.3 (69.5min) fps ∼97% +75%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
59.4 (52.2min) fps ∼71% +28%
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-76MR
UHD Graphics 615, i7-8500Y, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
52.6 fps ∼63% +13%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
48.2 (32.7min) fps ∼58% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU), i5-L16G7, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
46.5 (40.9min) fps ∼56%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y, Netac SSD 256GB
40.8 (35.2min) fps ∼49% -12%

First Impression - Lakefield fulfills its purpose, but needs some fine-tuning

Intel wants its Lakefield hybrid processor to be an alternative for the ARM processors. Based on our first tests, this could works, because the initial consumption measurements are low and the graphics performance is good considering the low TDP. The raw CPU performance, especially when you only stress one core, though, requires some fine-tuning. We cannot confirm the advertised maximum clock of 3.0 GHz for the faster Sunny Cove processor in our sample of the Galaxy Book S. We will also try to find out how the load is distributed among the cores. The subjective performance impression is good so far, we did not notice any delays or or hiccups.

The efficiency is another aspect, but as of now, it is still tricky to get exact consumption figures for the processor. We will also check the battery runtime with the Galaxy Book S. The big advantage over the ARM processor is the support of 64-bit applications, so there are no limitations when you use apps and you can just use the device as a regular notebook.

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Andreas Osthoff, 2020-06-26 (Update: 2020-06-27)
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Editor of the original article: Andreas Osthoff - Managing Editor Business Notebooks
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.