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Intel Raptor Lake-P Review - Debut for the Core i7-1360P

Can Intel's 13th gen keep up with AMD and Apple? Intel's new 13th gen mobile processors are finally available and we review the Raptor Lake Core i7-1360P. It can achieve higher clocks compared to Alder Lake thanks to some optimizations, but there are no significant changes.

Intel introduced their new 13th generation mobile processor line-up with the code name Raptor Lake in the beginning of January. There are still the four performance classes U, P, H as well as HX for high-end devices. Office and multimedia laptops up to 14 inches are usually equipped with P-series CPUs with a Process Base Power (PBP) of 28 Watts and we have already seen with Alder Lake that many manufacturers prefer P-series CPUs over weaker U-series models. Our comprehensive analysis has also shown that a P-series chip already makes more sense when the laptop cooling can at least handle 20 Watts.

A look at the product tables was a bit disappointing though since the previous chips with their core configurations are pretty much identical, only the maximum clocks were slightly raised. We have the brand-new Intel Core i7-1360P in review, which is operated at 38/64W in the new Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 (LPDDR5-5200), which should be one of the fastest Raptor Lake-P implementations. We also tested the old Alder Lake Core i7-1260P in the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 at 38/64W last year, so this is a very good comparison.

We are obviously interested to see the differences to the Alder Lake predecessor, both in terms of performance and efficiency. We will also compare the new Raptor Lake processor with Apple's new M2 Pro and AMD's Zen3+ chips (like the Ryzen 7 6800U) since the new Zen4 CPUs are not available yet.

Overview Intel Raptor Lake-P

Raptor Lake introduces the biggest changes for the high-end HX-series CPUs, but the other three performance classes are pretty much the same as before. The processor architecture is still identical and the chip is still manufactured in 10 nm, even though the process has been further optimized (still called Intel 7). According to Intel, the Raptor Lake mobile CPUs still use the Alder Lake dies, but the Golden Cove cores have been replaced with Raptor Cove cores. The manufacturer did not disclose many changes of Raptor Cove and only lists increased boost clocks (up to 6.0 GHz), larger L2 cache (from 1.25 to 2 MB) and a new dynamic prefetch algorithm. The first two new aspects do not play a role for Raptor Lake-P though.

The lower number of P-series models is a positive aspect and Intel only offers 4 chips. Three of them are equipped with 4 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, but the two i5 models still use the slower Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 80 EUs. The Core i7-1370P replaces the old Core i7-1280P and offers two additional performance cores. The i7-1370P is pretty much a Core i7-13800H in terms of specs. The old i7-1280P was not widely available, so we are interested to see if there will be more devices with the Core i7-1370P.

Model overview Raptor Lake-P (Source: Intel)
Model overview Raptor Lake-P (Source: Intel)
CPU-Z Core i7-1360P
CPU-Z Core i7-1360P

Today we review the Core i7-1360P, the successor to the popular Core i7-1260P. It features four performance cores with hyper threading support, which can now reach a maximum clock of 5.0 GHz (previously 4.7 GHz) for one or two active cores and up to 4.5 GHz for three of four active cores. The eight efficiency cores can now reach up to 3.7 GHz (previously 3.3 GHz) for four active cores or 3.5 GHz for more active cores.

The graphics adapter once again did not change, you still get the integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 96 EUs, only the maximum clock was raised by 100 MHz to 1.5 GHz.

Single-Core Performance & Efficiency

Intel managed to improve the single-core performance by about 7 percent with the Core i7-1360P compared to the Core i7-1260P and we can see the maximum clock of 5.0 GHz for the P-cores in our tests. However, this also results in a power consumption of ~24W (IA cores: ~21W). The old AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (Zen3+, 19W package, 16W cores) is 15% slower; Apple's M2 and M2 Pro fall behind by 15 and 19%, respectively. However, the two ARM chips from Apple are ~8-10% faster in Geekbench 5 Single.

Performance Rating Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
97.8 pt
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
93.4 pt
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
91.4 pt
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
83.5 pt
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
83 pt
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
79.4 pt
Cinebench R23 - Single Core
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
1877 Points
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
1793 Points -4%
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
1678 Points -11%
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
1647 Points -12%
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
1581 Points -16%
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
1518 Points -19%
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
271 Points
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
263 Points -3%
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
243 Points -10%
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
243 Points -10%
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
230 Points -15%
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
223 Points -18%
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
727 Points
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
701 Points -4%
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
657 Points -10%
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
597 Points -18%
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
447 Points -39%
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
381 Points -48%
Geekbench 5.5 - Single-Core
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
1961 Points +10%
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
1937 Points +8%
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
1790 Points
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
1778 Points -1%
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
1764 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
1555 Points -13%
CPU data Core i7-1360P Cinebench R23 Single
CPU data Core i7-1360P Cinebench R23 Single

For the efficiency, we compare the power consumption of the notebooks attached to an external monitor, so we can eliminate the different display types as influences. We can once again see an improvement compared to the old Yoga 9i 14 with the Alder Lake Core i7-1260P, but only by around 5 %. This means the Raptor Lake chips is a little closer to the Ryzen 7 6800U (Zen3+), which is 14 % more efficient. Apple's ARM chips still have a big advantage in this regard, even though the new M2 Pro with the single-core turbo also lost some ground compared to the M2.

Performance Rating Performance Rating - Percent
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
100 pt
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
87.1 pt
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
34 pt
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
29.7 pt
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
28.3 pt
Intel Core i7-1260P
ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
27.9 pt
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
22.3 pt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R23 Single Power Efficiency - external Monitor
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
161.7 Points per Watt +237%
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
140.8 Points per Watt +193%
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
55 Points per Watt +15%
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
48 Points per Watt
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
45.8 Points per Watt -5%
Intel Core i7-1260P
ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
45.1 Points per Watt -6%
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
36 Points per Watt -25%

Multi-Core Performance & Efficiency

The multi-core performance is also improved and we can see an advantage of ~10 % for the Raptor Lake Core i7-1360P compared to the Core i7-1260P in the Yoga 9i 14 with the same power limits of 38/64W. This version of the i7-1360P is also slightly ahead of the Ryzen 7 6800U, which utilizes much lower power limits at 25/30W. Apple's new M2 Pro with 12 CPU cores (34W) is clearly faster in native benchmarks like Cinebench R23 or Geekbench.

All in all, the multi-core performance is good, but we once again expect that most laptops will be configured with much lower power limits (similar to Alder Lake devices).

CPU data Core i7-1360P Cinebench R23 Multi
CPU data Core i7-1360P Cinebench R23 Multi
Performance Rating Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
93.5 pt
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
91.2 pt
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
81.9 pt
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
77.4 pt
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
73.8 pt
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
54.1 pt
Cinebench R23 - Multi Core
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
14917 Points +25%
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
14787 Points +24%
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
11922 Points
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
11741 Points -2%
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
10735 Points -10%
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
8745 Points -27%
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
2166 (1948.94min - 2166.26max) Points +2%
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
2115 (1611.41min - 2114.84max) Points
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
2069 (2052.12min, 2054.58P1 - 2075.23max) Points -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
1978.53 (1657.55min, 1658.26P1 - 1978.53max) Points -6%
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
1805 (1600.9min - 1805.05max) Points -15%
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
1229 (1226.62min, 1226.74P1 - 1232.55max) Points -42%
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
5762 Points +29%
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
4574 Points +2%
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
4472 Points
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
4048 Points -9%
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
4044 Points -10%
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
2349 Points -47%
Geekbench 5.5 - Multi-Core
Apple M2 Pro
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
14859 Points +38%
Intel Core i7-12700H
Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
10976 Points +2%
Intel Core i7-1360P
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
10785 Points
Intel Core i7-1260P
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
10321 Points -4%
Apple M2
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
8962 Points -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
8935 Points -17%

Cinebench R15 Multi is a very short benchmark at around 25 seconds, but the Core i7 can utilize the full potential of the high power limit. However, the performance already drops in the second run at 38W and there is only a minor advantage over the old Yoga 9i 14 with the Core i7-1260P. There is no difference compared to the old Ryzen 7 6800U (25W) at this point, either.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8 Intel Core i7-1360P: Ø1703 (1611.41-2114.84)
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P: Ø1634 (1600.9-1805.05)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1607 (1576.98-1742.1)

At the maximum consumption of 64 Watts, the new Raptor Lake is about 8 % more efficient compared to the old Core i7-1260P, but the chip is obviously not very efficient overall at this level. Our measurements also show that Intel is still far behind AMD and Apple in terms of multi-core efficiency, and we haven't even tested the new Zen4 chips. Apple is also clearly superior in this regard, but the new M2 Pro is just slightly better than AMD when you stress all CPU cores.

Power Consumption
Cinebench R15 Multi Efficiency (external Monitor)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP1024Z
42.4 Points per Watt +77%
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT1T02
34.1 Points per Watt +42%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
28.8 Points per Watt +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
28.5 Points per Watt +19%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1360P, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
24 Points per Watt
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
23.1 Points per Watt -4%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
22.2 Points per Watt -7%
Cinebench R23 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP1024Z
346 Points per Watt +88%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
275 Points per Watt +50%
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT1T02
232 Points per Watt +26%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
207 Points per Watt +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
189.5 Points per Watt +3%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1360P, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
183.7 Points per Watt
SCHENKER Vision 14 2022 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
153.8 Points per Watt -16%

Performance at different TDP levels

Similar to our analysis of the Alder Lake-U processors, we checked the multi-core performance of the new Raptor Lake Core i7-1360P at different TDP limits and we used the software Throttle Stop to adjust the values. The following table shows the results of the Core i7-1360P compared to the Core i7-1260P (ThinkPad T14 G3) and the Core i7-12700H (HP ZBook Power 15 G9) at 28W, 35W, and 45W. The new chip has an advantage over the old Core i7-1260P at all levels, but the Core i7-12700H is always faster, even at 28W. This shows that it does not really make sense to use the Core i7-1360P over the Core i7-1370P or the Core i7-13700H when the cooling system can handle 28W (except for the higher prices of course).

Core i7-1360PU Core i7-1260P Core i7-12700H
CB R15 Multi 28 Watts 1408 points 1337 points 1438 points
CB R15 Multi 35 Watts 1627 points 1550 points 1657 points
CB R15 Multi 45 Watts 1869 points 1737 points 1889 points
CB R23 Multi 28 Watts 9423 points 8629 points 9451 points
CB R23 Multi 35 Watts 10627 points 9837 points 10832 points
CB R23 Multi 45 Watts 11759 points 10970 points 12442 points

Power Consumption Idle/Wi-Fi Test

We also checked the CPU Package Power while idling and during our Wi-Fi browsing test and compared the results with the Core i7-1260P in the ThinkPad T14 G3. We do not really see a difference while idling (both ~1.7W), but the new Raptor Lake CPU actually consumes slightly more power (~4.8 vs. ~4.3W) in our Wi-Fi test (different website in a 30-second interval), so the battery runtimes of Raptor Lake laptops should be slightly shorter. 

CPU Package Power idle (red: Core i7-1360P, green: Core i7-1260P)
CPU Package Power idle (red: Core i7-1360P, green: Core i7-1260P)
CPU Package Power wi-fi test (red: Core i7-1360P, green: Core i7-1260P)
CPU Package Power wi-fi test (red: Core i7-1360P, green: Core i7-1260P)

GPU Performance & Gaming

We do not really have to talk about the GPU, because the slightly higher clock (100 MHz) of the Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 96 EUs does not really have an effect, neither in the benchmarks, nor the gaming tests, and the performance is pretty much identical to the old models. This means Intel's position in 2023 is pretty bad, because AMD's Radeon 680M is already much more powerful, and the new Zen4 iGPU is coming in the next couple of weeks. Apple is also clearly ahead; even the 10-core iGPU of the standard Apple M2-SoC is about 60 % faster.

3DMark / Time Spy Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce MX550
IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
2526 Points +40%
AMD Radeon 680M
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
2449 Points +36%
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
1805 Points
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
1784 Points -1%
3DMark / Fire Strike Graphics
AMD Radeon 680M
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
7279 Points +30%
NVIDIA GeForce MX550
IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
6257 Points +12%
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
5601 Points
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
5479 Points -2%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple M2 Pro 19-Core GPU
MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
12968 Points +207%
Apple M1 Pro 16-Core GPU
MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
10352 Points +145%
Apple M1 Pro 14-Core GPU
MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
9267 Points +120%
Apple M2 10-Core GPU
MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
6823 Points +62%
NVIDIA GeForce MX550
IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
5048 Points +20%
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Yoga 9 14IRP G8
4221 Points
AMD Radeon 680M
Yoga 7-14ARB G7
3960 Points -6%
Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550
97.4 pt
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
78.8 pt
Average of class Convertible
 
69.1 pt
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
67 pt
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
66.1 pt
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550
29 fps +96%
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
25.4 (19min, 24P1) fps +72%
Average of class Convertible
  (8.5 - 123.3, n=58, last 2 years)
19.3 fps +30%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14.8 (14min, 14P1) fps
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14.1 (13min, 13P1) fps -5%
GTA V - 1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550
35 (2.25min, 22.7P1) fps +227%
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
23.5 (1.5min, 16.4P1) fps +120%
Average of class Convertible
  (5.98 - 114.3, n=55, last 2 years)
15.7 fps +47%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
11.2 (4.2min, 7.58P1) fps +5%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
10.7 (4.92min, 7.09P1) fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
26.7 fps +8%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
24.8 fps
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
24.2 fps -2%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550
23.9 fps -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (8.88 - 107.1, n=55, last 2 years)
21.1 fps -15%
Strange Brigade - 1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
41.8 (21.9min, 23.8P1) fps +48%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550
38.1 (29.5min, 30.3P1) fps +35%
Average of class Convertible
  (17.3 - 196.9, n=52, last 2 years)
36.1 fps +28%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
29.2 (7.8min, 10.5P1) fps +3%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
28.3 (5.4min, 9.07P1) fps
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550
106.7 (96.4min) fps +70%
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
64.2 (56.1min) fps +2%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
62.7 (53.2min) fps 0%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
62.7 (53.2min) fps
Average of class Convertible
  (5.4 - 158.3, n=63, last 2 years)
56.1 fps -11%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550
67 fps +74%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
40.1 fps +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
38.6 fps
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
36.2 fps -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (3.91 - 101.4, n=63, last 2 years)
34.6 fps -10%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550
40 fps +43%
Average of class Convertible
  (11 - 103, n=21, last 2 years)
35.6 fps +27%
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
35 fps +25%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
28 fps 0%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
28 fps
F1 2021 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30.8 (23min, 23P1) fps
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550
30.4 (22min, 21P1) fps -1%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
29.9 (22min, 23P1) fps -3%
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
25.6 (18min, 15P1) fps -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (20.4 - 31, n=10, last 2 years)
25.5 fps -17%

Verdict - Raptor Lake-P offers more CPU performance, but is still last in terms of efficiency and iGPU

Our expectations of the new Raptor Lake CPUs for the smaller performance classes were pretty muffled after we saw the specs, because there are no changes compared to Alder Lake except for slightly higher clocks. Our verdict is also pretty sobering after we actually reviewed the new Raptor Lake Core i7-1360P. Intel managed to improve the performance and efficiency (roughly between 5-10 %), which is actually not a bad result considering that the chip is still manufactured in a slightly improved Intel 7 process (10 nm). The new Raptor Lake CPUs also have an advantage over Alder Lake at higher clocks. 

However, the big problem is that the chip does not nearly manage to run at the highest clocks of 4.5 GHz for all P-cores even at the specified maximum consumption of 64W. We only managed to see about 4 GHz for the P-cores and only 3-3.2 GHz at 38, where there is no real advantage over the previous Alder Lake chips. The same applied for the integrated GPU, because the additional 100 MHz is not noticeable. Intel was already lacking in this regard last year (especially compared to Apple), and difference will be even bigger when AMD launches the new Zen4 chips. Despite the slightly improved efficiency, Intel is still clearly beaten by AMD and Apple in terms of efficiency and GPU performance.

The new Raptor Lake Core i7-1360P is slightly faster and more efficient than its predecessor, but the overall efficiency and the performance of the integrated GPU are still far behind AMD and Apple.

Intel's high power limits are also an issue for the laptops and we already saw problems for many of the Alder Lake devices last year. Many 65W power adapters are often not able to handle the maximum consumption, so the battery has to be used in peak load scenarios as well. The fans are also very active, which is also the case for the new Lenovo Yoga 9i 14. The fan will even run during light workload, even when you only stress one core. There are obviously differences between laptop models, but the fans of modern Intel laptops just tend to be more active compared to similarly equipped AMD machines.

Apple already launched its new processors (M2 Pro and M2 Max) and the efficiency of the CPU section is a bit lower compared to the old M1 Pro chips, but the advantage over Intel is still significant (our comprehensive analysis of the new Apple SoCs will be published in a couple of days). We are still waiting for AMD's new CPUs though; the first Ryzen 7000 chips have already arrived in our editorial office, but only Zen3+ models and not Zen4. AMD's new line-up is actually pretty confusing, while Intel has reduced the number of processors for Raptor Lake.

The availability will probably be a major factor again when you decide between Intel and AMD, because Intel clearly has an advantage in this respect. The Ryzen 7 6800U was already the superior mobile processor overall last year, but that does not mean very much when you cannot buy many laptops with the CPU. The next couple of months will show if the situation changes this year. 

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Andreas Osthoff, 2023-01-31 (Update: 2023-02-15)