Intel Core i5-1240U: specs and benchmarks
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Intel started Intel Core i5-1240U sales 4 January 2022. This is Alder Lake-U architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 10 cores and 12 threads, and is based on Intel 7 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4400 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is Intel BGA 1781 processor with a TDP of 9 Watt. It supports LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267 memory.
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Core i5-1240U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||520|
|Series||Intel Alder Lake-M|
|Architecture codename||Alder Lake-U (2022)|
|Release date||4 January 2022 (less than a year ago)|
Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
|Physical cores||10 (Deca-Core)|
|Base clock speed||1.1 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||4.4 GHz||of 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)|
|L1 cache||80K (per core)||of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)|
|L2 cache||1.25 MB (per core)||of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|L3 cache||12 MB (shared)||of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||Intel 7 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Maximum core temperature||100 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||+|
Information on Core i5-1240U compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
|Number of CPUs in a configuration||1||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Socket||Intel BGA 1781|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||9 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-1240U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Instruction set extensions||Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Flex Memory Access||-|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-1240U's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267||of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)|
|Maximum memory size||64 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||2||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|ECC memory support||-|
General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-1240U.
|Integrated graphics card||Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics eligible|
|Quick Sync Video||+|
|Graphics max frequency||900 MHz|
Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-1240U's integrated GPU.
|Number of displays supported||4|
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-1240U's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
|Max resolution over HDMI 1.4||4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz|
|Max resolution over eDP||4096 x 2304 @ 120Hz|
|Max resolution over DisplayPort||7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz|
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Core i5-1240U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCIe version||4.0||of 5 (Core i9-12900K)|
|PCI Express lanes||14||of 128 (EPYC 7551P)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-1240U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
Benchmark coverage: 69%
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