Intel Core i5-L16G7 fails to impress in 3DMark Fire Strike
The Intel Lakefield architecture has appeared online again. Manufactured on both 10 nm and 22 nm processes, Intel may pitch Lakefield as an alternative to ARM, which continues to have a stranglehold over smartphone and tablet chipsets.
Spotted on 3DMark Fire Strike by @_rogame, this is not the first sighting we have seen of the Core i5-L16G7. The CPU appeared on UserBenchmark in January, for instance, where it reported an average boost clock of 1.75 GHz. This time, 3DMark reiterates that the processor has been benchmarked running at a 1.4 GHz base clock across its five cores.
Based on one Sunny Cove big core and four Tremont small cores, it seems that the Core i5-L16G7 does not support Intel Hyper-Threading. The processor, which is likely an engineering sample, scored 4,279 in the Physics benchmark 4,279 and a measly 1,165 in the Graphics benchmark. While some people have already condemned Lakefield as being "trash", it could still be a compelling alternative when it launches later this year. So, while it fails to impress now, we are not looking at the chip's final performance.