[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 7 6800U vs Intel Core i7-1280P – The Intel CPU looks really good

The Alder Lake P-series has been instrumental to Intel’s success in the CPU market, presenting powerful processors for thin & light laptops that could perform well and keep battery life at good levels.

This is where AMD’s answer comes in, with the new Ryzen 6000U-series, which also has a base TDP from 15 to 28W, making them a pretty good match against both the P-series and the U-series from Intel. Today we have the Ryzen 7 6800U, the top dog of the 6000U-series, going against the Core i7-1280P.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U / Intel Core i7-1280P

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 7 6800U Intel Core i7-1280P
Architecture Zen 3+ Alder Lake-P
Cores / Threads 8/16 14/20
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost 2.70 – 4.70GHz 1.30 – 4.80GHz
Cache 20MB 24MB
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 (96EU)

CPU benchmarks

The Core i7 shows significant performance gains in both 3D and 2D Rendering, scoring 22% higher in Cinebench 20 and being nearly two seconds quicker in our Photoshop benchmark.

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)

Conclusion

Intel is on top of the world in 2022, as the huge increase in core and thread count with all of their CPUs really does bring the fight to AMD, which sits on the ropes and will try to recover and punch back in 2023 and beyond. The Core i7-1280P brings power, while also providing good battery life. In fact, it can even outperform the bigger H-series Ryzen CPUs or the 11th Gen Intel offerings.

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U:

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1280P:

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