Intel Core i7-1255U vs AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

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Intel Core i7-1255U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
Intel Core i7-1255U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-1255U or AMD Ryzen 7 5700U - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-1255U has 10 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.70 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-1255U was released in Q1/2022.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U was released in Q1/2021.
Intel Core i7 (298) Family AMD Ryzen 7 (67)
Intel Core i 1200P/1200U (21) CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000U (Lucienne) (3)
12 Generation 4
Alder Lake U Architecture Lucienne (Zen 2)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i7-1355U Successor AMD Ryzen 7 5825U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-1255U has 10 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-1255U is 1.70 GHz (4.70 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U is at 1.80 GHz (4.30 GHz).

Intel Core i7-1255U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
10 Cores 8
12 Threads 16
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.70 GHz (4.70 GHz)
2x Golden Cove
A-Core 1.80 GHz (4.30 GHz)
1.20 GHz (3.50 GHz)
8x Gracemont
B-Core --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i7-1255U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-1255U or AMD Ryzen 7 5700U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Renoir)
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
1.25 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.90 GHz
13 GPU Generation 9
10 nm Technology 7 nm
4 Max. displays 3
96 Compute units 8
768 Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12.1 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Renoir)
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-1255U can use up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 83.2 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

Intel Core i7-1255U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200
64 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
83.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC Yes
6.50 MB L2 Cache --
12.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
28 PCIe lanes 12
55.1 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i7-1255U is 15 W, while the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i7-1255U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
55 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 25 W
-- TDP down 10 W
100 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-1255U is manufactured in 10 nm and has 18.50 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 8.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i7-1255U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
10 nm Technology 7 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
BGA 1744 Socket FP6
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2022 Release date Q1/2021
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-1255U (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (76%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-1255U (91%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (97%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1761 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1274 (72%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
7545 (79%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
9555 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1603 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1264 (79%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
7612 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
7640 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
2136 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1620 (76%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
6908 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
5963 (86%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
649 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
495 (76%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
3009 (89%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
3381 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.25 GHz
1916 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Renoir) @ 1.90 GHz
1946 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
13905 (88%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
15850 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
74 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
379 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
128 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
505 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
3745 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
245 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
1498 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
1.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
9,555 CB R23 MC @ 47 W
204 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-1255U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
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