First Intel Alder Lake-P with 14 cores and 20 threads seen in action, 96-EU Xe GT2 throws up no surprises in Geekbench 5 OpenCL test
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Intel briefly previewed its upcoming Alder Lake hybrid CPU in action during CES 2021 with the processor expected to launch around September this year. Previously, we had exclusively detailed a few specs of Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-S. We are now getting to see a Geekbench entry of what appears to be a 14-core 20-thread Alder Lake-P processor.
For those not in the know, Alder Lake is based on a hybrid CPU architecture comprised of a combination of Golden Cove (high power) and Gracemont (high efficiency) cores. Only the Golden Cove cores support hyperthreading. Therefore, this particular processor would have a 6C/12T Golden Cove configuration along with eight Gracemont cores making it a 6+8+2 (including GT2 graphics) part.
This Geekbench listing details the OpenCL performance of the Xe iGPU. However, we do get to see that the CPU is able to hit 4.7 GHz. This maximum boost could be associated with one of the six Golden Cove cores as the Gracemont cores are unlikely to offer such high boosts.
The Xe iGPU here features 96 Execution Units (EUs, GT2) and is clocked at 1.15 GHz. The 96-EU Xe GT2 is shown to score 13,446 points in the Geekbench 5 OpenCL test, which is about 4% slower than a GeForce MX350 and nearly the same as a GeForce 660 Ti desktop.
The scores are likely to show some improvements down the line as the Alder Lake launch is being planned only later this year. In fact, the score is about 6% slower than the average recorded for this GPU. The performance on the CPU front will be interesting as improvements to the scheduler to handle such hybrid architectures in upcoming versions of Windows 10 are likely to have a positive impact on these scores.
[GB5 GPU] Both unknown— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) February 1, 2021
CPU: Genuine Intel 0000 0.80GHz (14C 20T)
Min/Max/Avg: 2837/4635/4280 MHz
GPU: Intel AlderLake-P Mobile Graphics Controller
API: Open CL
Score: 13446, -84.2% vs RTX 2070
GPU Mem: 6.31 GBhttps://t.co/BnjXLeRDRf