[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 7 6800U vs Intel Core i5-1240P – A valiant fight from the Core i5

Yesterday, we had an interesting CPU comparison between the Ryzen 7 6800U and the Core i7-1260P, which is a 12-core 16-thread CPU. It performed well against the AMD chip, showing 8% less 3D Rendering performance, but being a second and a half quicker in Photoshop.

Today we have another challenger for the Ryzen 7, with the Core i5-1240P entering the fight cage. It has the same number of cores and threads but has 6MB less cache. The clock speed is also a bit lower, but that could fluctuate depending on the cooling and thermal, and power management. With that said, let’s see if the Core i5-1240P can match up with the Ryzen 7 6800U as well as the Core i7-1260P did yesterday.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U / Intel Core i5-1240P

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 7 6800U Intel Core i5-1240P
Architecture Zen 3+ Alder Lake-P
Cores / Threads 8/16 12/16
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost 2.70 – 4.70GHz 1.20 – 4.40GHz
Cache 20MB 12MB
Lithography 6nm 10nm
TDP 15-28W 28W
Memory type

DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400

DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267, DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400
Integrated GPU AMD Radeon RX 680M Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)

CPU benchmarks

The Ryzen 7 once again shows dominance in 3D Rendering, finishing Cinebench 20 with an 8% lead. In Photoshop, things look much better for the Core i5, as it finished a second faster.

Results are from the Cinebench R23 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU benchmarks

Once we test the integrated graphics, we see that AMD and its new RDNA 2 iGPU have a big lead. The Radeon 680M is 58% and 59% quicker in 3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Superposition, respectively. The Radeon iGPU also does better in the majority of testing scenarios when it came to playing games.

Results are from the 3DMark: Time Spy (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the 3DMark: Wild Life benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GO HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings) HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
Ryzen 7 6800U – Radeon 680M 166 fps (+15%) 133 fps (+45%) 106 fps (+66%)
Core i5-1240P – Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU) 144 fps 92 fps 64 fps

DOTA 2 HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings) HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
Ryzen 7 6800U – Radeon 680M 146 fps 115 fps (+10%) 81 fps (+33%)
Core i5-1240P – Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU) 160 fps (+10%) 106 fps 61 fps

Conclusion

The Core i5-1240P is a very similar processor to the Core i7-1260P, so it’s no surprise that it makes for a decent challenger to the Ryzen 7 6800U when it comes to pure computational performance. While GPU power sways in AMD’s favor in benchmarks and games, Intel’s solutions have been noticeably better for productivity, video rendering, and image editing.

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U:

All laptops with the Intel Core i5-1240P:

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