[Comparison] Intel Core i7-1255U vs AMD Ryzen 5 5625U – great improvement from the Ryzen, but still not enough

While we already saw the Core i7-1255U make quick work of the Ryzen 5 5600U, the AMD chip went to the gym and bulked up, resulting in the Ryzen 5 5625U. However, the gym session only results in a 100MHz increase to the boost clock, so we haven’t gotten our hopes up for a surprise upset. Still, let’s see how the Core i7-1255U does against the Ryzen 5 5625U.

Today we are comparing the Intel Core i7-1255U against the AMD Ryzen 5 5625U.

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 i7-1255U / AMD Ryzen 5 5625U

Specs table

Intel Core i7-1255UAMD Ryzen 5 5625U
ArchitectureAlder Lake-UZen 3
Cores / Threads10/126/12
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost1.20 – 4.70GHz2.30 – 4.30GHz
Memory type

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

DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Integrated GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000/5000, 15W)

CPU benchmarks

The Core i5 has much slimmer leads this time, scoring 5% higher in 3D Rendering while being 0.7 seconds quicker 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)


The Ryzen 5 definitely improves its performance, which gives us hope for AMD’s ULV future. Turns out there is hope for Team Red. Now, what we want to see is the Ryzen 7 5825U go against most of the new U-series chips from Intel, because it appears that Alder lake is not as invincible as we thought before.

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-1255U:

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 5 5625U:

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