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Intel Core i5-1245U vs Intel Core i7-1260U

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 Core i7-1260U

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The Intel Core i7-1260U is a 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 1.1 to 4.7 GHz on the performance cluster and 0.8 to 3.5 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. The 1260U offers "Enterprise" vPro management features. Compared to the P-series (28W) or H-series (45W), or even the 15W U-series, the 9W TDP will limit the sustained performance.

Performance

Compared to the old 7 Watt Comet Lake-Y series (like the i7-10510Y), the performance should be clearly better thanks to the 10 cores and the improved architecture of the P-cores. Compared to the 15 W U-series (like the similar specified Core i7-1265U) the sustained performance will be clearly limited by the 9 Watt TDP. As always, the performance will also greatly depend on the cooling solution, especially for fanless laptops and tablets.

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 all 96 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 0.95 GHz.

Power consumption

This 12th gen Core i7 processor has a Base power consumption of 9 W, with 29 W being its maximum Intel-recommended Turbo power consumption. It is built with Intel's 2nd gen 10 nm process marketed as Intel 7 for decent energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i5-1245UIntel Core i7-1260U
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 i7-1260U0.8 - 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 compare0.7 - 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 « 0.8 - 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 compare0.7 - 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 MHz800 - 4700 MHz
L1 Cache928 KB928 KB
L2 Cache9.5 MB9.5 MB
L3 Cache12 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads10 / 1210 / 12
TDP15 Watt9 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1744BGA1781
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 B., GNA, vPro 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, SHA, TME
iGPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs ( - 1200 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs ( - 950 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%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-1260U
35.4 pt (49%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
8199 Points (8%)
7444 Points (7%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1690 Points (72%)
1538 Points (65%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
649 Points (72%)
588 Points (65%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3153 Points (8%)
2838 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1311 Points (8%)
1117 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
242 Points (73%)
222 Points (67%)
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%)
32008 MIPS (18%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5097 MIPS (61%)
4746 MIPS (57%)
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%)
8.5 fps (15%)
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%)
801 Seconds (10%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
388 Seconds (3%)
431 Seconds (3%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.5 sec (11%)
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%)
12771 Points (35%)
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%)
10684 Points (27%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
18467 Points (33%)
16174 Points (29%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
6185 Points (26%)
6180 Points (26%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1675 Points (71%)
1560 Points (66%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
9065 Points (16%)
7072 Points (13%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1585 Points (7%)
1555 Points (7%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8911 Points (28%)
7077 Points (22%)
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%)
572 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
240 Points (69%)
213 Points (61%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
271 Points (56%)
236 Points (49%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1577 Points (60%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
55.4 Watt (10%)
38 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
83.7 Watt (15%)
38.5 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
12.9 Watt (9%)
5 Watt (3%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
5.3 Watt (6%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
29 Points per Watt (22%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-1245U → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-1260U → 91% n=23

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