[Comparison] Intel Core i7-1255U vs AMD Ryzen 7 5825U – a good showing from AMD

While the Ryzen 6000U-series is somewhere out there waiting for its time to shine, Alder Lake is going strong, with the U-series, P-series, and H-series going strong and dominating the market.

What AMD has to answer are three 5000U-series CPUs that have been redesigned for a smaller 6nm node, which should mean a better performing and more efficient architecture. Today we are comparing the peak of Alder Lake’s U-series and the Ryzen 5000U-series.

Today we are comparing the Intel Core i7-1255U against the AMD Ryzen 7 5825U.

You can take a look at our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, where we showcase the best and the newest laptop processors.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: Intel Core i7-1255U / AMD Ryzen 7 5825U

Specs table

Intel Core i7-1255UAMD Ryzen 7 5825U
ArchitectureAlder Lake-UZen 3
Cores / Threads10/128/16
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost1.20 – 4.70GHz2.00 – 4.50GHz
Memory type

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

DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Integrated GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W)

CPU benchmarks

The Ryzen 7 has the edge when it comes to 3D Rendering, outperforming its opponent by 15%. The Intel CPU does look a lot better in Photoshop, though, being 0.7 seconds quicker.

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)


Alder Lake starts looking vulnerable, which is great for the overall state of the market, as it keeps Intel on their toes, while also giving AMD hope for the future and boosting the morale over at team Red. The fact of the matter is, Ryzens can offer a great value, as prices keep going down, due to the domination that Intel has over the market right now.

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1255U:

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 5825U:

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