The Intel Alder Lake-P Mobility lineup is coming to notebooks very soon and although the CPUs have been made official, there are still not a lot of benchmarks out there, especially for the 28W lineup.
Intel’s Alder Lake-P 28W Laptop CPUs Benchmarked: Core i5-1240P Faster Than i7-1195G7, Core i7-1280P On Par With AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HX
Brand new benchmark results of Intel’s Alder Lake Core i7-1280P and Core i5-1240P CPUs have leaked out within Geekbench. The difference between the Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-H CPUs is that the former comes with a base TDP of 28W and a turbo power rating of 64W while the H-series comes with a 45W base TDP and a turbo power rating of up to 115W. As such, the Alder Lake-P line features lower clock speeds but most CPUs retain the same core configurations of up to 14 cores & 20 threads.
The two CPUs that appeared within the benchmarks are the Intel Core i7-1280P and the Core i5-1240P. The Core i7-1240P features 12 cores (6+8), 20 threads, 24 MB of L3 cache, a base frequency of 1.8 GHz, and a boost frequency of 4.8 GHz. The Core i5-1240P features 12 cores (4+8), 16 threads, 12 MB of L3 cache, a 1.7 GHz base frequency, and a 4.4 GHz boost frequency. As told earlier, both CPUs feature a 28W base TDP and a 64W max turbo power rating.
The performance leaked out was within the same laptop but featured a different CPU config. The laptop, in particular, is the Lenovo ‘4810RD0100’. The Alder Lake Core i7-1280P configuration was equipped with 32 GB DDR4-2600 memory while the Core i5-1240P was configured with 16 GB of system memory. In terms of performance, the Core i7-1280P scored 1784 single-core and 9790 multi-core points while the Core i5-1240P scored 1648 single-core and 8550 multi-core points.
The Intel Core i7-1280P Alder Lake CPU ended up on par with AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HX and Intel Core i9-11980HK, the latter featuring a much higher power draw while the former also has max power rating around 54-60W (Rembrandt HX class). The Alder Lake chip was much faster in the single-core tests. But that’s not all, the mobility CPU also matches the 95W desktop-grade Core i9-11900K and Ryzen 7 5800X which is very impressive.
Moving over to the Intel Core i5-1240P, the CPU ended up faster than AMD’s Ryzen 5 6600H and also delivers faster performance than the Intel Core i7-1195G7 Tiger Lake flagship which comes with a similar 28W base and 50-60W max turbo power rating. With this kind of performance, the chip ends up crushing its predecessor, the Core i5-1135G7, with a huge lead with more than 2x the performance uplift.
These are really huge gains if you take into account that we are looking at 28W chips and even with a 64W max power rating, that’s still around half of what the previous high-end chips had to offer yet yielding similar or higher performance. We can’t wait to see laptops powered by Intel’s P & H series SKUs in the coming months which would also rock Intel’s Arc Alchemist discrete GPUs.
Intel Alder Lake-P Laptop CPU Lineup Specs:
|CPU Name||Cores / Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||Cache||GPU Config||TDP||Max Turbo Power|
|Intel Core i9-12900HK||6+8 / 20||2.5 GHz||5.0 GHz||24 MB||96 EU @ 1450 MHz||45W||115W|
|Intel Core i9-12900H||6+8 / 20||2.5 GHz||5.0 GHz||24 MB||96 EU @ 1450 MHz||45W||115W|
|Intel Core i7-12800H||6+8 / 20||2.4 GHz||4.8 GHz||24 MB||96 EU @ 1400 MHz||45W||115W|
|Intel Core i7-12700H||6+8 / 20||2.3 GHz||4.7 GHz||24 MB||96 EU @ 1400 MHz||45W||115W|
|Intel Core i7-12650H||6+4 / 16||2.3 GHz||4.7 GHz||24 MB||64 EU @ 1400 MHz||45W||115W|
|Intel Core i5-12600H||4+8 / 16||2.7 GHz||4.5 GHz||18 MB||80 EU @ 1400 MHz||45W||95W|
|Intel Core i5-12500H||4+8 / 16||2.5 GHz||4.5 GHz||18 MB||80 EU @ 1300 MHz||45W||95W|
|Intel Core i5-12450H||4+4 / 12||2.0 GHz||4.4 GHz||12 MB||48 EU @ 1200 MHz||45W||95W|
|Intel Core i7-1280P||6+8 / 20||1.8 GHz||4.8 GHz||24 MB||96 EU @ 1450 MHz||28W||64W|
|Intel Core i7-1270P||4+8 / 16||2.2 GHz||4.8 GHz||18 MB||96 EU @ 1400 MHz||28W||64W|
|Intel Core i7-1260P||4+8 / 16||2.1 GHz||4.7 GHz||18 MB||96 EU @ 1400 MHz||28W||64W|
|Intel Core i5-1250P||4+8 / 16||1.7 GHz||4.4 GHz||18 MB||80 EU @ 1400 MHz||28W||64W|
|Intel Core i5-1240P||4+8 / 16||1.7 GHz||4.4 GHz||12 MB||80 EU @ 1300 MHz||28W||64W|
|Intel Core i3-1220P||2+8 / 12||1.5 GHz||4.4 GHz||12 MB||64 EU @ 1100 MHz||28W||64W|