We've known that Intel is working on Alder Lake-P processors for laptops for a while now, but we haven't had much indication of performance or specs. That is beginning to change this week, as an Alder Lake-P CPU has finally appeared in a benchmark database.
According to the Geekbench 5 entry found by @Benchleaks, this unnamed Alder Lake-P processor features 14x cores and 20 threads. This “odd” core configuration is because of Alder Lake's hybrid design, featuring big cores (high-performance) and small cores (high-efficiency), where the big cores feature Hyper-threading and the small ones don't. The 14C/20T core configuration is achieved by using 6x big cores with HT (12x threads) and 8x small cores. This results in 6 + 8 = 14 cores and 12 + 8 = 20 threads. According to previous leaks and given the 6+8 core configuration, this processor might well be the flagship SKU of the series.
[GB5 GPU] Both unknown
CPU: Genuine Intel 0000 0.80GHz (14C 20T)
Min/Max/Avg: 2837/4635/4280 MHz
GPU: Intel AlderLake-P Mobile Graphics Controller
API: Open CL
Score: 13446, -84.2% vs RTX 2070
GPU Mem: 6.31 GBhttps://t.co/BnjXLeRDRf
— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) February 1, 2021
The Geekbench entry also shows us that the processor features 24MB of L3 cache, 2.5MB of L2 cache, and a base frequency of 0.8GHz, but it could boost up to 4.7GHz. During the benchmark, the processor operating frequencies ranged from 3.246GHz and 4.661GHz, averaging at 4.27GHz.
The Geekbench 5 entry also gives us details on the integrated GPU, which scored 13,438 points. GT2 Xe Graphics iGPU clocked at 1.15GHz with 96 EUs scores roughly the same as a GTX 660Ti (13,514). Intel Alder Lake-P processors should be available in laptops in late 2021.
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