Notice that my post wasn’t a score submission…I’m merely saying / hinting that those scores in your post look low for 12th gen. i.e. You would expect higher scores. The single core scores from @lhl look inline with 12th gen from the score browser.
Set your wifi to “metered connection” to prevent Windows Update from downloading anything. Make sure Windows Update isn’t running. Plug in USB-PD. Start your laptop, start Geekbench (the app, not the benchmarking yet). Make sure it’s in “Best Performance” power mode. Let it idle for 15 minutes. Then run the benchmark.
Reach out to support, they may / may not provide thermal paste and / or heatsink replacement.
Performance variation in processors of the same SKU are typically very minimal (the tolerances are very tight on Intel side). The performance difference you typically see is due to external causes…usually TIM or heatsink (much loosely controlled, relatively speaking). These are the two areas where assembly variations are introduced. Specifically, heatpipe assembly quality could induce +/- 10-15% cooling capacity differences.
(The joint on between the copper contact plate and and heat pipe on one end, and between heat pipe and the copper fins on the other end. And there are two heatpipes per assembly)
Do you have any example on what are some reasonable temps?
I do notice the fan on my laptop is often very loud for just web browsing and discord.
For my usage, the CPU utility is around 20% but the temp is always above 60C.
You have a very uneven thermal dissipation between the CPU and the heatsink. Try re-seating the heatsink with new paste. (From your screenshot: core max 99c, but average is only 65c) It’s thermal throttling…
well, i think there’s something wrong with my 1260p, in Cinebench R23, I score ~6600ish points plugged in (HWMonitor shows a peak CPU power of ~64 watts, usb-c power monitor on the input shows a peak of ~90 watts), on ‘best performance’ and ~8800ish points on battery using balanced (HWMonitor shows peak cpu power of 35 watts). I repasted the CPU today (before the repaste, plugged in was 6300ish points), so at this point i suspect it may be a bad heatsink or something?