Intel Core i7-1250U: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2022
Performance 13.35

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-1250U 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 4700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1781 processor with a TDP of 9 Watt. It supports LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

13.35%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core i7-1250U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating560
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Alder Lake-M
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-U (2022)
Release date4 January 2022 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

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 cores10 (Deca-Core)
Threads12
Base clock speed1.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.7 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache80K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache12 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithographyIntel 7 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-1250U 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 configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCBGA1781
Thermal design power (TDP)9 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i7-1250U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-1250U's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesLPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size64 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-1250U.

Integrated graphics cardIntel® Iris® Xe Graphics eligible
Quick Sync Video+
Graphics max frequency950 MHz
Execution Units96

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-1250U's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported4

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-1250U's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096 x 2304 @ 60Hz
Max resolution over eDP4096 x 2304 @ 120Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-1250U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12.1
OpenGL4.6

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version4.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes14of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i7-1250U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

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.

i7-1250U 13.35
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Passmark

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%

i7-1250U 13457

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-1250U 1222

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-1250U 226

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-1250U performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-1250U from AMD is Ryzen 5 4600U, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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