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Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i3-1120G4 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i3-1120G4

Processor comparisons   20-01-2022
   If you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a decision after reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i3-1120G4 and understand which is better for games or normal use for video editing, programming, machine learning, streaming, rendering. Here is all information from different benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A thorough analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Handbrake, Gears 5, WPrime, PassMark, Blender, Prime95, Dolphin Emulator, Furmark, AIDA64, UserBenchmark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, MATLAB, Geekbench 5.2, VeraCrypt, RealBench, 3DMark, 7zip, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PCMark 10, SuperPi, Blender.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 3
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Death Stranding
  • Valorant
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Apex Legends
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fortnite
  • Valheim
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fallout 76
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Halo Infinite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Grand Theft Auto V

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i3-1120G4 or Intel Core i5-8259U.

 
Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Core i3-1120G4

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i5-8259U54% Core i3-1120G454%


Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i5-8259U53% Core i3-1120G453%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a low game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: DOTA 2A, Metro Exodus, Horizon Zero Dawn, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Hitman 3, Ghostrunner, Half-Life: Alyx, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Control, Battlefield V, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, League of Legends (LOL), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4, NBA 2K20, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Monster Hunter World, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite94.893.3
Valorant107.7106.0
Cyberpunk 207760.359.4
Apex Legends101.399.7
Call of Duty Warzone80.879.5
Overwatch87.385.9
Red Dead Redemption 274.373.2
DOOM Eternal53.953.0
Warzone84.082.7
Assassin's Creed90.589.1
Valheim89.488.0
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers that were in the comparisons not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. Therefore, the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i5-8259U123% Core i3-1120G4525%
To make a finishing choice on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i3-1120G4 is more energy efficient than the Core i5-8259U since it has less power consumption: 28W vs. 10W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need to know its TDP. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

For example you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, machine learning, video editing or video rendering, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the processor includes all cores and threads that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to make sure that the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that use only one core to run, and all the advantages of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i3-1120G4
Cinbench 15 Single-core162185
Cinbench 15 Multi-core770727
Cinbench 20 Single-core377490
Cinbench 20 Multi-core16841796
Cinbench 23 Single-core903966
Cinbench 23 Multi-core35793751

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i3-1120G4
Single-Core22273235
Multi-Core83207506

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i3-1120G4
Single-Core10381577
Multi-Core44023437

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the the possibility of overclocking it and release date of the processor. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in new games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i3-1120G4
Announcement dateApril 01, 2018February 24, 2021
TypeLaptopLaptop
SocketFCBGA1528FCBGA1449
Core nameCoffee LakeTiger Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation811
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz3.5 MHz
Frequency2.3 MHz1.5 MHz
Cores44
Threads88
Bus rate4 GT/s2 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm10 nm
Transistors count6900 millions3200 millions
Power consumption (TDP)28 W10 W
Memory typeDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133LPDDR4x-4267
Max. Memory32 Gb32 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache6 MB8 MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i5-8259U is 34% better than Core i3-1120G4 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-8259U is better: 19
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i3-1120G4 is better: 12
   However, it should be understood that all the figures in the table above do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple comparison of these figures. Better to watch the video tests and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i5-8259U and Intel Core i3-1120G4 before making a selection which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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