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Intel Core i5-1245U vs Intel Pentium 8500

Intel Core i5-1245U

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The Intel Core i5-1245U 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 1.6 to 4.4 GHz on the performance cluster and 1.2 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 i7-1265U (fastest U-series CPU at launch), the 1245U offers lower clock speeds, a slower iGPU, but the full "Enterprise" 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 adapter 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 on a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

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

While we have not tested a single system built around the 8500 as of August 2023, it's safe to expect the chip to be about 20% slower than the i3-1215U, as far as multi-thread performance is concerned. Which is pretty terrible as of Q3 2023.

Your mileage may vary depending on how high the CPU power limits are and how competent the cooling solution of your system is.

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

Power consumption

This Pentium has a Base power consumption of 9 W, with 29 W being its maximum Intel-recommended Turbo power consumption. TDP values this low allow for passively cooled laptops, tablets, mini-PCs as long as performance is not a priority.

The CPU is made with Intel's 3rd generation 10 nm process marketed as Intel 7 for decent, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i5-1245UIntel Pentium 8500
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 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1255U compare1.2 - 4.7 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1245U « 1.2 - 4.4 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1235U compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1260U compare0.8 - 4.7 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1250U compare0.8 - 4.7 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1240U compare0.8 - 4.4 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1230U compare0.7 - 4.4 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1215U compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz6 / 8 cores10 MB L3
Intel Pentium 8505 compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz5 / 6 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1210U compare0.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 8 cores10 MB L3
Intel Pentium 85000.7 - 4.4 GHz5 / 6 cores8 MB L3
Intel Celeron 7305 compare0.9 - 1.1 GHz5 / 5 cores8 MB L3
Intel Celeron 7300 compare0.7 - 1 GHz5 / 5 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1265U compare1.3 - 4.8 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1255U compare1.2 - 4.7 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1245U1.2 - 4.4 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1235U compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1260U compare0.8 - 4.7 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1250U compare0.8 - 4.7 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1240U compare0.8 - 4.4 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1230U compare0.7 - 4.4 GHz10 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1215U compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz6 / 8 cores10 MB L3
Intel Pentium 8505 compare0.9 - 4.4 GHz5 / 6 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1210U compare0.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 8 cores10 MB L3
Intel Pentium 8500 « 0.7 - 4.4 GHz5 / 6 cores8 MB L3
Intel Celeron 7305 compare0.9 - 1.1 GHz5 / 5 cores8 MB L3
Intel Celeron 7300 compare0.7 - 1 GHz5 / 5 cores8 MB L3
Clock1200 - 4400 MHz700 - 4400 MHz
L1 Cache928 KB464 KB
L2 Cache9.5 MB3.5 MB
L3 Cache12 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads10 / 125 / 6
TDP15 Watt9 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1744BGA1744
FeaturesDDR4-3200/LPDDR4x-4266/DDR5-4800/LPDDR5-5200 RAM, PCIe 4, Thr. Dir., DL B., GNA, vProe Ent., RPE, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, EIST, TM1, TM2, HT, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHALPDDR4x-4266/LPDDR5-5200 RAM, PCIe 4, Thr. Director, DL Boost, GNA, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
iGPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs ( - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs ( - 800 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-1245U
37.8 pt (52%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
8199 Points (8%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1690 Points (72%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
649 Points (72%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3153 Points (8%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1311 Points (8%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
242 Points (73%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.2 Points (21%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.9 Points (73%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8303 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
37663 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
61863 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
13501 Points (16%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
229.1 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
5.4 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6154 Points (10%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
35918 MIPS (21%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5097 MIPS (61%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
78.4 fps (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
263 fps (61%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
9.5 fps (17%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.9 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.5 GB/s (26%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
9.2 GB/s (24%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
712 Seconds (9%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
388 Seconds (3%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.5 sec (11%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
12162 Points (26%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.4 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
18.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
442.8 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
44705 Points (39%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
16005 Points (43%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
63413 Points (52%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
65043 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
74670 Points (63%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
12073 Points (31%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
18467 Points (33%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
6185 Points (26%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1675 Points (71%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
9065 Points (16%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1585 Points (7%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8911 Points (28%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
7065 Points (71%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
33040 Points (36%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
575 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
240 Points (69%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
271 Points (56%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1577 Points (60%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
55.4 Watt (10%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
83.7 Watt (15%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
12.9 Watt (9%)

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