Intel Core i5-1235U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-1235U is a 10 core processor. It can handle 12 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q1/2022. The Intel Core i5-1235U is based on the 12. generation of the Intel Core i5 series and requires a mainboard with the socket BGA 1744. The Intel Core i5-1235U scores 1,479 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 5,977 points.
Intel Core i5-1235U

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i5-1235U
Family: Intel Core i5 (331)
CPU group: Intel Core i 1200P/1200U (21)
Architecture: Alder Lake U
Technology: 10 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 12
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i5-1335U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 10 CPU cores of the Intel Core i5-1235U clock with 1.30 GHz (4.40 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 10 / 12
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Golden Cove
B-Core: 8x Gracemont
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 1.30 GHz (4.40 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 0.90 GHz (3.30 GHz)

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

With the Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake), the Intel Core i5-1235U has an build in graphic solution. It has 80 SM processors, which have a total of 640 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake)
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.20 GHz
Compute units: 80
Shader: 640
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2022
Max. displays: 4
Generation: 13
Direct X: 12.1
Technology: 10 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-1235U supports up to 64 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 83.2 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5-5200
LPDDR4X-4266
DDR5-4800
DDR4-3200
83.2 GB/s
68.2 GB/s
76.8 GB/s
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 64 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0 x 28
PCIe Bandwidth: 55.1 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i5-1235U has a TDP of 15 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 15 W
TDP (PL2): 55 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-1235U has a 18.50 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1744
L2-Cache: 6.50 MB
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q1/2022
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
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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 i3-1220P Intel Core i3-1220P
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1685
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1669
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1669
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1668
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1665
Intel Core i7-11700B Intel Core i7-11700B
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1663
Intel Core i9-11900KB Intel Core i9-11900KB
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1663

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U AMD Ryzen 5 6600U
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
8018
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
7969
Intel Core i7-8700B Intel Core i7-8700B
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
7969
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
7852
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
7833
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700 AMD Ryzen 7 5700
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1482
AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS
6C 12T @ 4.55 GHz
1480
AMD Ryzen 5 7535U AMD Ryzen 5 7535U
6C 12T @ 4.55 GHz
1480
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1479
Intel Core i5-1230U Intel Core i5-1230U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1479
Intel Core i7-1160G7 Intel Core i7-1160G7
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1475
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7530U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7530U
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1472

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 Xeon D-2145NT Intel Xeon D-2145NT
8C 16T @ 1.90 GHz
5986
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
5986
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
5979
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
5977
Intel Core i5-11500T Intel Core i5-11500T
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
5970
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
5967
Intel Core i5-10505 Intel Core i5-10505
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
5964

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 i7-1365UE Intel Core i7-1365UE
10C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
2096
Intel Core Ultra 5 134U Intel Core Ultra 5 134U
12C 14T @ 4.40 GHz
2095
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
2092
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2089
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2088
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2087
AMD Ryzen 7 5800 AMD Ryzen 7 5800
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
2087

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 Xeon D-2796TE Intel Xeon D-2796TE
20C 40T @ 2.50 GHz
6478
Intel Core i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
6467
Intel Core i5-11600T Intel Core i5-11600T
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
6455
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
6454
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3
14C 28T @ 2.50 GHz
6452
Intel Core i7-10850H Intel Core i7-10850H
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6440
Intel Core i7-10750H Intel Core i7-10750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
6430

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
642
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
640
Intel Core i9-11900KB Intel Core i9-11900KB
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
640
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
637
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
637
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
628
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
614

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
3368
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
3361
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
3336
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
3321
AMD Ryzen 5 4400GE AMD Ryzen 5 4400GE
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3305
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
3299
AMD Ryzen 9 4900U AMD Ryzen 9 4900U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
3292

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3350GE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3350GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.20 GHz
1536
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.30 GHz
1498
Intel Core i7-13620H Intel Core i7-13620H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 64 (Alder Lake) @ 1.50 GHz
1488
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.20 GHz
1487
Intel Core i5-1235UL Intel Core i5-1235UL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.20 GHz
1487
Intel Core i5-1245UL Intel Core i5-1245UL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.20 GHz
1487
Intel Core i5-1245U Intel Core i5-1245U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.20 GHz
1487

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 Xeon E-2276G Intel Xeon E-2276G
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
13827
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
13770
Intel Xeon W-1250 Intel Xeon W-1250
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
13756
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
13681
Intel Core i3-12300T Intel Core i3-12300T
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
13678
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5350G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5350G
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
13650
AMD Ryzen 3 5300G AMD Ryzen 3 5300G
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
13650

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 i5-11400 Intel Core i5-11400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
216
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
215
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
215
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
214
Intel Xeon E-2286G Intel Xeon E-2286G
6C 6T @ 4.90 GHz
214
Intel Xeon E-2274G Intel Xeon E-2274G
4C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
214
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
214

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.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1129
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1129
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1129
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
1128
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1126
AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1103
Intel Xeon Silver 4109T Intel Xeon Silver 4109T
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
1103

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 Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14,771 CB R23 MC @ 66 W
224
Intel Core Ultra 5 135H Intel Core Ultra 5 135H
14,771 CB R23 MC @ 66 W
224
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16,825 CB R23 MC @ 75 W
224
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
7,852 CB R23 MC @ 35 W
222
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
8,346 CB R23 MC @ 38 W
220
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 8700G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 8700G
18,040 CB R23 MC @ 83 W
217
AMD Ryzen 7 8700G AMD Ryzen 7 8700G
18,040 CB R23 MC @ 83 W
217

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Intel Core i5-1235U is a modern mobile processor for notebooks from Intel. The processor is based on the 12th generation of the Intel Core i series (Alder Lake) and has a hybrid core structure. Specifically, the Intel Core i5-1235U has two large CPU cores of the "Golden Cove" type and eight efficiency cores (Gracemont).

Due to the hybrid core structure, the Intel Core i5-1235U is very energy-efficient because only the CPU cores that are currently needed are used. The small efficiency cores take care of background tasks, for example, in order to relieve the load on the large CPU cores.

Since the two large Golden Cove CPU cores also support Intel Hyperthreading Technology, they can process two threads per core simultaneously, while the smaller CPU cores can only process one thread each. This gives the Intel Core i5-1235U a total of 10 CPU cores and 12 threads. Thats enough to get more complex tasks done quickly.

The Intel Iris Xe Graphics with 80 computing units and a total of 640 texture shaders is used as the iGPU (internal graphics unit) in the Intel Core i5-1235U. The clock frequency is 0.35 GHz in the base, but can be increased up to 1.2 GHz. With a raw processing power of about 1.5 GFLOPS, the iGPU is sufficient to play older games in medium resolutions.

However, more modern games then require a stronger, dedicated graphics card. Modern video codecs such as the free AV1 codec, which is already used on YouTube, are already supported in the hardware, which significantly extends the battery life in the notebook when playing corresponding videos.

Up to 64 GB of RAM can be connected to the system in 2 memory channels. In addition to DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-5200 memory is also supported. The maximum bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s.



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