[Comparison] Intel Core i7-1250U vs Core i7-1185G7 – Passing of the “Evo” torch

The Intel Evo platform is expanding beyond the 11th Gen Tiger lake CPUs, as we now get the first two additions: the Core i5-1230U and the Core i7-1250U. Intel is playing it safe for the sake of increasing stability by lowering the base TDP of these two chips to 9W.

Obviously, if the cooling potential is there, the chips will tear through that 9W like a piece of paper, however, doing it like this removes a lot of the pressure. Today we have the Core i7-1250U, which we’re placing against an already established Evo platform processor: the Core i7-1185G7.

Today we are comparing the Intel Core i7-1250U against the Core i7-1185G7.

You can take a look at our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, where we showcase the best and the newest laptop processors.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: Intel Core i7-1250U / Core i7-1185G7

Specs table

Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1185G7
Architecture Alder Lake-U Tiger Lake-U
Cores / Threads 10/12 4/8
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost 0.80 – 4.70GHz 3.00 – 4.80GHz
Cache 12MB 12MB
Lithography 10nm 10nm
TDP 9W up to 28W
Memory type

DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-5200, DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267

DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

CPU benchmarks

The new 12th Gen Alder lake CPU is significantly more powerful in 3D Rendering, scoring 23% higher in Cinebench 20 and being around 1.5 seconds faster in Photoshop.

Results are from the Cinebench R23 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)


Alder Lake presents a big boost in performance when compared to Tiger Lake. The new CPUs have a raw advantage, sporting higher core counts which means great multi-core performance. The Alder Lake architecture by itself is an improvement, as even in single-core work the 12th gen CPUs are blazing quick. However, while performance matters a lot, stability takes the front row with these Evo chips, and the Tiger Lake processors are still excellent at it.

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1250U:

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1185G7:

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