Intel Core Ultra 7 1003H surfaces on PugetBench, only slightly ahead of Whiskey Lake Core i7-8665U
The Intel 14th gen Meteor Lake processors are not too far away from launch at this point, so it is natural to see some references pop up in benchmarking sites. Recently, we reported about a Core Ultra 5 1003H rearing its head on the AoTS benchmark. Now, a Core Ultra 7 1003H has surfaced on PugetBench.
For those not aware, Intel would be rebranding its consumer processor lineup with a new nomenclature that drops "i" in the name. So, instead of the familiar Core i5, Core i7 system, consumers will be seeing new Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 branding. It is not clear if there would be other names apart from "Ultra" at this point, but both the leaks so far have been Ultra SKUs.
According to the now-deleted PugetBench results, the Core Ultra 7 1003H scores about 534.5 points in the PugetBench Adobe Lightroom Classic benchmark. This is just about 32.5 points more than a Whiskey Lake Core i7-8665U. The numbers aren't too convincing here, but it should be noted this is an isolated test result and the CPU being used is likely an engineering sample with lower clocks.
The PugetBench listing also indicates the laptop to be using dual-channel 16 GB DDR5-5600 SO-DIMMs. The GPU is indicated as Intel Arc, which, in all likelihood, refers to the new tiled GPU that will be part of Meteor Lake.
While the benchmark result should be taken with a pinch of salt at this point, Intel's new naming scheme is already starting to become confusing. It is not clear whether Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 SKUs can have the same numbering scheme, or how exactly Intel will be positioning various 14th gen SKUs.
Intel is expected to talk more about Meteor Lake towards the end of the month, so hopefully we'll get to know more information.
PugetBench (now deleted) via @BenchLeaks on Twitter