Intel Core i5-1235U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-1235U has 10 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 12. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 1744 socket and was released in Q1/2022.
Intel Core i5-1235U

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-1235U. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i5-1235U.

Name: Intel Core i5-1235U
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 1200P/1200U
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 12
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i5-1335U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-1235U can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

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)

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-1235U 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. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake)
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.20 GHz
Execution units: 80
Shader: 640
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Max. displays: 4
Generation: 13
Direct X: 12.1
Technology: 10 nm
Release date: Q1/2022

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.

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 memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

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

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i5-1235U as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1744
L2-Cache: 6.50 MB
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
Architecture: Alder Lake U
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: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-1235U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1686
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 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
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1662
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
9555
Intel Core i5-11500H Intel Core i5-11500H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
9532
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
9439
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
9378
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
9348
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9314
Intel Core i9-10885H Intel Core i9-10885H
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
9311
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1488
Intel Core i5-11500 Intel Core i5-11500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1485
Intel Core i5-11500B Intel Core i5-11500B
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1485
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 i5-11320H Intel Core i5-11320H
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1477
Intel Core i7-1160G7 Intel Core i7-1160G7
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1475
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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-1539 Intel Xeon D-1539
8C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
4215
Intel Xeon D-1537 Intel Xeon D-1537
8C 16T @ 1.70 GHz
4211
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4146
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
4132
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
8C 16T @ 2.20 GHz
4106
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4098
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
4097
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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.

Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
Apple A15 (5 GPU Cores) @ 0.60 GHz
1500
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Radeon Vega 9 Graphics @ 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
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
15531
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 Intel Xeon Silver 4116
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
15510
Intel Xeon Silver 4116T Intel Xeon Silver 4116T
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
15510
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
15472
Apple M2 (8-GPU) Apple M2 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
15472
Apple M2 Apple M2
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
15472
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
15420
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Benchmarks


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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