I have a Batch 1 i7-1165G7. I am seriously considering upgrading to the equivelant 12th gen but I’m not sure about the difference between the i7-1260P and the i7-1280P. Is it like the equivalent difference between the i7-1165G7 and the i7-1185G7?
The difference is 2 extra performance cores. IMO that difference is much bigger than the difference from i5-1240p to i7-1260p (which is GPU, cache, and 4.7 vs 4.4 max boost clocks), but it depends on why you’re upgrading.
What do you do with the laptop today where you’re CPU limited?
I still don’t really see it. In Cinebench single core the new i5 sits between the mid and high old i7s. In geekbench it’s 7% slower than the i7-1165. So, between these two, probably very similar single-thread performance?
Interestingly, the notebookcheck link was very different numbers from the link I post above and seems heavily impacted by potential throttling on their system? I don’t know why else there’s such an insane variation here. Take the following Cinebench single-core numbers. It’s labelled as 21% slower based on the median, but the variation in their chart is insane. If the max runs are taken it’s faster.
Overall I just struggle to make much sense of notebookcheck’s numbers.
Anyway, go with whichever makes sense to you! The older processor is cheaper for sure and at least with multi-core the new one is drastically faster for sure. On single-thread it’s probably similar, depending on the use-case. I just have a hard time seeing how the old i7 (at higher cost) is better than the new i5.