[Comparison] Intel Core i5-1240P vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600H: “Max TDP of 28W” – only in AMD’s dreams

The CPU market is getting very competitive, with the two sole players going at it constantly, in a war that has spanned decades. Today, we add another chapter, as the 28W Core i5-1240P goes against the Ryzen 5 5600H, a CPU with nearly twice its power limit.

However, it has only half the cores of the Core i5, with Team Blue being the ones that for once, offer the higher-core count processors, which was usually AMD’s key tactic. Let’s see if Alder Lake’s technological improvement is more than what the Ryzen can handle.

Here is our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, which has the best laptop CPUs in a list, based on performance.

Today we are comparing the Intel Core i5-1240P against the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: Intel Core i5-1240P / AMD Ryzen 5 5600H

Specs table

Intel Core i5-1240PAMD Ryzen 5 5600H
ArchitectureAlder Lake-PZen 3
Cores / Threads12/166/12
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost1.20 – 4.40GHz3.30 – 4.20GHz
Memory type

DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-5200, DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267

 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Integrated GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000/5000, 35/45W)

CPU benchmarks

The Core i5 scores 17% higher in 3D Rendering with Cinebench 20, while also being nearly two seconds quicker in our Photoshop test.

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

Now its time to see how the iGPUs do, as they are an integral part of a laptop, even ones that handle gaming, as many laptops implement a tactic that puts the dedicated GPUs output through the integrated solution, in order to save power, while taking a slight hit to performance.

The iGPU inside the Intel CPU does way better in benchmarks, scoring 34% and 37% higher in 3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Superposition, respectively.

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

Gaming tests


CS:GOHD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU) – Core i5-1240P144 fps92 fps (+2%)64 fps (+3%)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000/5000, 35/45W) – Ryzen 5 5600H145 fps (+1%)90 fps62 fps

DOTA 2HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU) – Core i5-1240P160 fps (+6%)106 fps (+19%)61 fps (+33%)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000/5000, 35/45W) – Ryzen 5 5600H151 fps89 fps46 fps


The 28W power limit on the Core i5-1240P is a limit, but only on paper, as Intel allows the manufacturers to increase it if the power brick and the cooling allow it, which comes with more performance. In this way, the Core i5 matches the TDP of the Ryzen 5, while doubling the cores and adding four extra threads, so it’s easy to see why we see such a performance gap.

All laptops with the Intel Core i5-1240P:

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H:

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