Sneaky early Cinebench R23 multi-core run puts 6P+10E Meteor Lake-P on par with Comet Lake Core i7-10810U
We had reported about MSI's upcoming Prestige 16 being shown off at Computex 2023 running what is purported to be Intel's 14th gen Meteor Lake-P CPU. The CPU in that device was still a pre-production engineering sample as evidenced by the lack of a proper identifier in Windows Device Manager.
Now, Wccftech managed to run some benchmarks and gather early HWiNFO information from this notebook on the sidelines without anyone noticing but has since taken down the story.
Nevertheless, we still know the juicy details thanks to Videocardz's report. As per HWiNFO the Meteor Lake sample in the Prestige 16 has a 6P+10E configuration, meaning a total of 22 threads. The processor's base clock is indicated as 3.1 GHz while the boost is up to 4.2 GHz with a PL1 of 15 W and a PL2 of 28 W. It is likely that these are the power limits in a Balanced power plan. The HWiNFO report indicates that a PL4 up to 121 W is possible.
Other specifications of the laptop include 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM with timings 24-20-20-48 and the Intel Arc tiled GPU with 128 execution units (EUs) and 1,024 FP32 shader cores, similar to the Intel Arc A380 desktop GPU.
In Cinebench R23, the Meteor Lake CPU scored 4,261 points in the multi-core test. This is a massive 63% drop compared to an average Core i7-1280P with 20 threads and is actually more on the lines of a 6C/12T Core i7-10810U. As noted by Videocardz, the CPU utilization was only about 21% with clocks hovering around just 640 MHz all-core during the run. In all likelihood, the laptop was running on battery power.
We obviously don't expect the latest architecture to perform akin to a three-year old Comet Lake part, so these results should be taken with a mountain of salt. The earlier PugetBench leak also showed the Core Ultra 7 1003H performing just slightly better than a Whiskey Lake Core i7 8665-U chip. It will be sometime before convincing benchmark results from production samples start popping up.