[Comparison] Intel Core i5-1240P vs Intel Core i5-1135G7 – All in on the CPU gains, while GPU performance is stagnating

The Core i5-1135G7 was a best seller for 2021, offering snappy performance in many laptops, while also coming at a relatively affordable cost. In 2022, Intel made a big shift with their processors, giving us three TDP tiers: U-series at 15W, P-series at 28W, and H-series at 45W.

However, manufacturers can play with them and squeeze out a lot of performance by increasing the wattage. The Core i5-1240P looks like a great deal P-series CPU with 12 cores. It has the potential to be a best-seller, similar to the Core i5-1135G7.

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 Core i5-1135G7.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: Intel Core i5-1240P / Core i5-1135G7 

Specs table

Intel Core i5-1240PIntel Core i5-1135G7
ArchitectureAlder Lake-PTiger Lake-U
Cores / Threads12/164/8
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost1.20 – 4.40GHz2.40 – 4.20GHz
Cache12MB8MB
Lithography10nm10nm
TDP15Wup to 28W
Memory type

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

DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Integrated GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)

CPU benchmarks

The Alder Lake CPU is 79% more powerful in 3D Rendering while being nearly two and a half seconds quicker in Photoshop.

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

Things are looking pretty good on the GPU end, with the Core i5-1135G7 being able to catch up to the newer CPU. The 2022 processor is only 0.1% quicker in 3DMark Fire Strike and 1% faster in Unigine Superposition.

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: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 fps64 fps
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU) – Core i5-1135G7182 fps (+26%)128 fps (+39%)68 fps (+6%)

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 (+12%)106 fps (+14%)61 fps
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU) – Core i5-1135G7143 fps93 fps63 fps (+3%)

Conclusion

While the new CPU presents much higher CPU performance, things are awfully similar on the GPU front. However, you’re not getting any of these CPUs for their GPU performance, in which case you’ll want to go for a laptop with the Core i5-1240P. With the combined power of the 12 cores and the good iGPU, the CPU can work well as a mobile productivity rig.

All laptops with the Intel Core i5-1240P:


All laptops with the Intel Core i5-1135G7:

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