[Comparison] Intel Core i7-1250U vs AMD Ryzen 7 6800U – Choosing between more performane or more efficiency
The Ryzen 6000U-series is an underrated bunch of chips, with good efficiency and performance, considering the laptops that use them are some of the smallest. When compared to most Alder Lake CPUs, there is a disadvantage in the core count, but AMD CPUs always use hyperthreading, so it kind of evens out.
This is why for today we have the Core i7-1250U, with a TDP of only 9W and we’re placing it against the Ryzen 7 6800U, which has a base TDP between 15W and 28W. Can the Ryzen 7 be more efficient and bring more power? Stick with us to find out.
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|Intel Core i7-1250U||AMD Ryzen 7 6800U|
|Architecture||Alder Lake-U||Zen 3+|
|Cores / Threads||10/12||8/16|
|Clock Speeds – Base/Boost||0.80 – 4.70GHz||2.70 – 4.70GHz|
DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-5200, DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
|Integrated GPU||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)||AMD Radeon 680M|
The Ryzen 7 gets going in 3D Rendering, scoring 53% higher in Cinebench 20. On the other hand, the Core i7 is around half a second faster in Photoshop.
The integrated GPU inside the Ryzen CPU is incredible showing an 80% higher score in both 3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Superposition.
We’re doing something a bit different today, as we wanted to see how efficient both chips are. The two laptops that we used for testing both come with similar battery capacities, while the AMD-powered laptop has an OLED display with a much higher resolution.
With that said, the Intel-powered device lasts for an extra 5 hours and 41 minutes of web browsing and 4 hours and 30 minutes of video playback.
|CS:GO||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)||HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)|
|Intel Core i7-1250U – Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)||147 fps||110 fps||68 fps|
|AMD Ryzen 7 6800U – Radeon 680M||166 fps (+13%)||133 fps (+3%)||106 fps (+56%)|
|DOTA 2||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)||HD 1080p, High (Check settings)|
|Intel Core i7-1250U – Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)||122 fps||90 fps||55 fps|
|AMD Ryzen 7 6800U – Radeon 680M||146 fps (+20%)||115 fps (+28%)||81 fps (+47%)|
The Ryzen 7 is a lot more powerful in both computational work as well as GPU benchmarks and even games. The Intel processor still shines in Photoshop, however, being quicker. Even with the smaller battery, it outlasts the Ryzen 7 6800U by a reasonable amount.
All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1250U:
HP ENVY x360 13
- Intel Core i7-1250U
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD