Intel Core i7-1260U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-1260U is a 10 core processor. It can handle 12 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q1/2022. The Intel Core i7-1260U is based on the 12. generation of the Intel Core i7 series and requires a mainboard with the socket BGA 1744. The Intel Core i7-1260U scores 1,596 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 6,874 points.
Intel Core i7-1260U

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i7-1260U
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i 1200P/1200U (21)
Architecture: Alder Lake U
Technology: 10 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 12
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 10 CPU cores of the Intel Core i7-1260U clock with 1.10 GHz (4.70 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: 1.10 GHz (4.70 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 0.80 GHz (3.50 GHz)

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

With the Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake), the Intel Core i7-1260U has an build in graphic solution. It has 96 SM processors, which have a total of 768 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
GPU frequency: 0.25 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.95 GHz
Compute units: 96
Shader: 768
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 i7-1260U 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 i7-1260U has a TDP of 9 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 9 W
TDP (PL2): 29 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-1260U 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
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-1260U 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.


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.
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8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
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4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1751
Intel Core i3-13100F Intel Core i3-13100F
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1751
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1745
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1745
Intel Core i3-14100F Intel Core i3-14100F
4C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1742
Intel Core i3-14100 Intel Core i3-14100
4C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1742

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.
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6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
6832
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6822
Intel Core i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6813
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
10C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
6788
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
6788
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6784
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
6754

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.
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4C 4T @ 4.50 GHz
1604
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10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1603
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8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1599
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1596
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1596
Intel Core i3-1215U Intel Core i3-1215U
6C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1596
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1595

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.
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8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
6880
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
6877
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
6877
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
10C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
6874
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
6874
Intel Core i3-13100F Intel Core i3-13100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
6835
Intel Core i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
6835

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.
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12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
2119
Intel Core i3-12100E Intel Core i3-12100E
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
2119
Intel Core i3-12300T Intel Core i3-12300T
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
2119
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
2115
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
2115
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
2114
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
2113

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.
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8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
6315
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6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
6306
Apple A16 Bionic Apple A16 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.46 GHz
6299
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
10C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
6296
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
6296
Intel Xeon E-2276M Intel Xeon E-2276M
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
6288
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
6285

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.
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AMD Radeon 660M @ 1.90 GHz
1459
AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS
AMD Radeon 660M @ 1.90 GHz
1459
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U AMD Ryzen 5 6600U
AMD Radeon 660M @ 1.90 GHz
1459
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 0.95 GHz
1456
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8500GE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8500GE
AMD Radeon 740M @ 2.80 GHz
1434
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8500G
AMD Radeon 740M @ 2.80 GHz
1434
AMD Ryzen 5 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
AMD Radeon 740M @ 2.80 GHz
1434

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.
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6C 8T @ 1.20 GHz
13350
Intel Core i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
13350
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
13350
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
10C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
13307
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
13302
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
13245
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
13236

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