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Intel Pentium 8500 vs Intel Core i5-1235U

Intel Pentium 8500

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The Intel Pentium 8500 is an entry-level low-power mobile CPU for thin and light laptops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was announced in early 2022 and offers one performance core (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 4 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 6 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 1 to 4.4 GHz on the performance cluster and 0.7 to 3.3 GHz on the efficient cluster. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare to the Core i7-6700HQ). All cores can use up to 8 MB L3-cache. Compared to the faster Core i3-1210U, the Pentium offers one less P-core.

Performance

Thanks to the 5 cores, the multi-threaded performance should be clearly faster than the older dual-core Tiger Lake CPUs with 15 Watt (like the Intel Core i3-1115G4). The sustained performance will be limited by the TDP setting (e.g., compared to the similar Pentium 8505 with 15W) and thermals and therefore only short term loads. Thanks to the architectural improvements of the big Golden Cove cores, the single thread performance should be better than similar clocked Tiger Lake CPUs.

Features

The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, and LPDDR4x-4267. The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system to decide which thread to use on the performance or efficient cores for the best performance. For AI tasks, the CPU also integrates GNA 3.0 and DL Boost (via AVX2). Quick Sync in version 8 is the same as in the Rocket Lake CPUs and supports MPEG-2, AVC, VC-1 decode, JPEG, VP8 decode, VP9, HEVC, and AV1 decode in hardware. The CPU only supports PCIe 4.0 (x8 for a GPU and two x4 for SSDs).

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 48 of the 96 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 0.8 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 9 W base power (TDP, PL1) and 29 W max. Turbo power (PL2) and the whole SoC is manufactured in a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

Intel Core i5-1235U

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The Intel Core i5-1235U is a mid-range mobile CPU for thin and light laptops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was announced in early 2022 and offers 2 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 12 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 1.3 to 4.4 GHz on the performance cluster and 0.9 to 3.3 GHz on the efficient cluster. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare to the Core i7-6700HQ). All cores can use up to 12 MB L3 cache. Compared to the i5-1245U, the 1235U offers lower base clock speeds and only "Essentials" vPro management features. Compared to the P-series (28W) or H-series (45W), the 15W TDP may limit the sustained performance.

Performance

Thanks to the 10 cores, the multi-threaded performance should be clearly faster than the older quad-core Tiger Lake CPUs with 15 Watt (like the Intel Core i7-1160G7). The sustained performance will be limited by the TDP setting and thermals and therefore only short term loads. Thanks to the architectural improvements of the big Golden Cove cores, the single thread performance should be better than similar clocked Tiger Lake CPUs.

Features

The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, and LPDDR4x-4267. The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system to decide which thread to use on the performance or efficient cores for the best performance. For AI tasks, the CPU also integrates GNA 3.0 and DL Boost (via AVX2). Quick Sync in version 8 is the same as in the Rocket Lake CPUs and supports MPEG-2, AVC, VC-1 decode, JPEG, VP8 decode, VP9, HEVC, and AV1 decode in hardware. The CPU only supports PCIe 4.0 (x8 for a GPU and two x4 for SSDs).

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 80 of the 96 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.2 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 15 W base power (TDP, PL1) and 55 W max. Turbo power (PL2) and the whole SoC is manufactured in a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

ModelIntel Pentium 8500Intel Core i5-1235U
SeriesIntel Alder Lake-MIntel Alder Lake-M
CodenameAlder Lake-UAlder Lake-U
Series: Alder Lake-M Alder Lake-U
Intel Core i7-1265U compare1.3 - 4.8 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-1255U compare1.2 - 4.7 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-1245U compare1.2 - 4.4 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-1235U0.9 - 4.4 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-1260U compare0.8 - 4.7 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-1250U compare0.8 - 4.7 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i3-1215U compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz6 / 810 MB
Intel Core i5-1240U compare0.8 - 4.4 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-1230U compare0.7 - 4.4 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Pentium 8505 compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz5 / 68 MB
Intel Core i3-1210U compare0.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 810 MB
» Intel Pentium 85000.7 - 4.4 GHz5 / 68 MB
Intel Celeron 7305 compare0.9 - 1.1 GHz5 / 58 MB
Intel Celeron 7300 compare0.7 - 1 GHz5 / 58 MB
Intel Core i7-1265U compare1.3 - 4.8 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-1255U compare1.2 - 4.7 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-1245U compare1.2 - 4.4 GHz10 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i5-1235U0.9 - 4.4 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-1260U compare0.8 - 4.7 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-1250U compare0.8 - 4.7 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i3-1215U compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz6 / 810 MB
Intel Core i5-1240U compare0.8 - 4.4 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-1230U compare0.7 - 4.4 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Intel Pentium 8505 compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz5 / 68 MB
Intel Core i3-1210U compare0.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 810 MB
Intel Pentium 85000.7 - 4.4 GHz5 / 68 MB
Intel Celeron 7305 compare0.9 - 1.1 GHz5 / 58 MB
Intel Celeron 7300 compare0.7 - 1 GHz5 / 58 MB
Clock700 - 4400 MHz900 - 4400 MHz
L1 Cache464 KB928 KB
L2 Cache9.3 MB18.5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads5 / 610 / 12
TDP9 Watt15 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1700BGA1700
FeaturesThread DirectorThread Director
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs ( - 800 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs ( - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-1235U
42.1 pt (49%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 4651     avg: 4868     median: 4868 (8%)     max: 5085 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1444     avg: 1459     median: 1459 (73%)     max: 1474 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 566     avg: 567     median: 567 (73%)     max: 568 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1783     avg: 1866     median: 1866 (8%)     max: 1949 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 785     avg: 799     median: 798.5 (8%)     max: 812 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 195.8     avg: 203.9     median: 203.9 (70%)     max: 212 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 20166     avg: 22246     median: 22245.5 (16%)     max: 24325 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4371     avg: 4575     median: 4574.5 (66%)     max: 4778 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 4.99     avg: 5.6     median: 5.6 (12%)     max: 6.14 fps
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Blender - Blender 3.2 Classroom CPU *
1374 Seconds (24%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 583     avg: 623     median: 622.5 (4%)     max: 662 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.531     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.603 sec
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7465     avg: 7950     median: 7949.5 (28%)     max: 8434 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6543     avg: 7082     median: 7082 (18%)     max: 7621 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9965     avg: 10935     median: 10935 (27%)     max: 11905 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3133     avg: 3405     median: 3404.5 (18%)     max: 3676 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1456     avg: 1549     median: 1548.5 (76%)     max: 1641 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5614     avg: 5653     median: 5652.5 (20%)     max: 5691 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1402     avg: 1502     median: 1502 (76%)     max: 1602 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5450     avg: 5514     median: 5514 (17%)     max: 5578 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 580     avg: 605     median: 604.5 (1%)     max: 629 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 240     avg: 255.5     median: 255.5 (67%)     max: 271 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 983     avg: 1225     median: 1225 (53%)     max: 1467 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 27.8     avg: 28     median: 28 (5%)     max: 28.2 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 28.9     avg: 30.4     median: 30.4 (8%)     max: 31.8 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 25.5     avg: 26.4     median: 26.4 (30%)     max: 27.2 Points per Watt

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