Intel Core i5 1230U Complete review with benchmarks


Intel Core i5 1230U- Intel has just released another processor for laptops, and it’s fast and more efficient than many other laptop processors. it has amazing clock speeds and cache memories. another fascinating thing about this processor is its price, it’s much cheaper than other processors in this lineup. which is cool. today we got some amazing results of this processor’s performance. So let’s start the review.

Intel Core i5 1230U

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Intel Core i5 1230U:

Geekbench 5:

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core) 1462
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core) 5924

This processor is showing the performance results as the Intel core i5 12500. And we see the best performance from this processor. Geekbench 5 Test system’s potential for gaming, image processing, and video editing with the Compute Benchmark. This also tests your GPU’s power with support for the CUDA, OpenCL, and Metal APIs. This processor scored the best in the Geekbench 5. This processor also beats some of the latest and most powerful processors with new record-breaking scores of single-core and multi-core performance. The single-core scores are 1462, and the multi-core scores are 5924. As you guys know.


Vendor Intel
Released February 23, 2022
Type Laptop
instruction set x86-64
Codename Alder Lake-U
Model number i5-1230U
Socket LGA-1700
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)

Intel Core i5 1230U is a desktop processor produced by Intel. This processor supports the socket LGA-1700.  This processor is not forced on gaming rather than the actual day-to-day use of productivity. This processor has amazing clock speeds and has amazing cache memories. This processor also has Intel Iris Xe graphics (80U) which is not fast enough to run games on higher graphics but it’s going to run some low graphics games.


Cores 10
Threads 12
Base Frequency 1.0 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz
Multiplier 10x
L1 Cache 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No

This processor has 10 cores and 12 threads with a base clock of 1.0GHz and, a boost clock of 4.4GHz. The bus frequency is 100MHz. which will help PCI lanes in terms of performance. This processor is also unlocked with a multiplier of 36x. This processor has the fastest L1, L2, and L3 cache memories. The L1 cache memory is 64K per core which means 10 cores have their L1 cache memories. The L2 cache memory is 9728k but it’s shared with the Ram. The L3 cache memory is also 12MB which is also shared with the system. If you are looking for the best value processor then this Intel Core i5 1230U is the best choice. In terms of gaming, this processor performs very great with good compatibility with the Nvidia GPU and with the AMD GPU. In terms of video editing and graphics rendering this processor also shows the best performance. Because of its base clock of Intel Iris Xe graphics.

Power Consumption:

Fabrication process 10 nm
Max. temperature 100°C

This processor has one of the lowest power consumption. This processor runs on only 9W which is very amazing. The processor will be very good at heat management and will be so smooth with the 4.4GHz speeds running on 9W. This processor also has the ability to run slower according to the user needs. This processor is based on 10NM process fabrication which will also help in getting the processor cool in extreme condition. The maximum temperature is also 100c which is also great.

Integrated GPU:

Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 850 MHz
Shading Units 640
TMUs 40
ROPs 20
Execution Units 80
TGP 15 W

Unlike the AMD Ryzen processors, this processor has integrated Graphics of Intel Iris Xe (80U). Intel Iris Xe (80U) has 640 shading units with a base clock of 300MHz and a boost clock of 850MHz. there are also 40 TMUs and 20 ROPs which will help in a performance increase. There are also 80 Execution units. The TGP shows only 15W of power consumption. What basically a TMUs are, are texture mapping unit components in modern graphics processing units. It helps in rotating, resizing, etc. ROPs or (Raster operation pipelines) are the rendering output unit. This processor also has a powerful enough GPU that you can play some games on it like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1, 2, 3, etc. the boost clock will help to stabilize the FPS in games.

Ram support:

Memory types LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267
Memory Size 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2
ECC Support No

Intel Core i5 1230U can support the LPDDR5 Ram with a memory frequency of 5200MHz, and LPDDR4x with 4267MHz. the max memory support of this Intel Core i5 1230U is 64GB. The max memory channel support is also 2. The max memory bandwidth is also 76.8 GB/s which is incredibly fast compared to AMD. There is no ECC support on this Intel Core i5 1230U.

Gaming Experience:

This processor is a good option for gamers. Considering its capabilities, it performs well in almost any situation like editing, gaming, rendering, streaming, etc. So, if you are looking for a processor under $400 then I highly recommend to by this processor because it doesn’t have any alternatives. You got 12 cores, 24 threads, and a boost clock of 4.4GHz. This will play every game at high FPS with a good combination of Graphics card and Ram. You will see no issues in the performance unless there is a bottleneck. So, to avoid that, I will make complete another article on the best compatible Ram, storage, and GPU for this processor. Just let me know in the comment.

So, this was my review of the Intel Core i5 1230U. If you guys learned something new then make sure to check out my other articles in the review, as well as my YouTube channel.

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