There’s certainly been a lot of news about Intel lately. The company was holding its Innovation Conference, which resulted in a number of news briefs. What’s more, Intel is promising us something new from the end of the year, notably with the arrival of Meteor Lake, which was the subject of a major article on our part. This time, the Core Ultra 7 155H is back in the news with a Cinebench R20 score.
Core Ultra 7 155H: equivalent to i7 12700H!
This is a 16-core processor. It features 6P8E and two SoC cores. In terms of frequency, the processor operates at a speed of up to 4.8 GHz when boosted. This configuration enables the processor to score almost 7300 pts on Cinebench R20. With these scores, it’s on a par with a Core i7 12700H, or even better if we compare it to our results obtained on the Alienware X17 R2.
As for test conditions, we learn that this 155H operated with a desktop heatsink, while consuming around 100W of power. If the frequency reached 4.8 GHz, in reality it stabilized around 3.8 GHz. On Prime95, the frequency was 4.2 GHz, also with a power consumption of 100W.
More generally, the Meteor Lake laptop series is unlikely to offer many CPUs above this Core Ultra 7 155H… Especially since the main difference is in frequency. At the very top, we’d have a Core Ultra 9 185H with a boost of 5.1 GHz on a total of 16 cores/22 threads.
Finally, this CPU is a ” pre-qualification ” model, not a final model. As for the final model, its performance is around 5% better than this model. So why these results against current laptop processors, despite two extra cores? Simply because software doesn’t take advantage of SoC cores. As we said, they’re simply there to manage network functions, SATA, PCIe, USB, etc… Although, on the face of it, it would be possible to force their use.