ASRock NUC BOX-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P Performance
Instead of going through the entire Linux-Bench test suite, we are going to show a few performance and power numbers here to give a general sense of performance. This also gives us the opportunity to test with Linux/ Ubuntu instead of just Windows.
Python Linux 4.4.2 Kernel Compile Benchmark
This is one of the most requested benchmarks for STH over the past few years. The task was simple, we have a standard configuration file, the Linux 4.4.2 kernel from kernel.org, and make the standard auto-generated configuration utilizing every thread in the system. We are expressing results in terms of compiles per hour to make the results easier to read:
The Intel Core i7-1260P narrowly performs below the Ryzen 7 5800U which the AMD version of this NUC uses.
7-zip Compression Performance
7-zip is a widely used compression/ decompression program that works cross-platform. We started using the program during our early days with Windows testing. It is now part of Linux-Bench.
The performance difference is quite small between the Core i7-1260P and the Ryzen 7 5800U, which makes sense due to them both having 16 threads.
OpenSSL is widely used to secure communications between servers. This is an important protocol in many server stacks. We first look at our sign tests:
Here are the verify results:
Overall, the Core i7-1260P was similar in performance in comparison to the Ryzen 7 5800U unit. Some may point to a small lead for AMD, but realistically these are so close it should not make a huge difference. However, a main advantage of the intel platform is the compatibility with any Intel-specific features such as QuickSync video.
GeekBench 5 Results
Since we used GeekBench 5 to demonstrate the power consumption of the system, we wanted to just show our Intel v. AMD results here:
In that test, Intel is ahead by a decent margin, but still, 7% on the multi-thread score is probably not what will make a decision one way or another. The 28% higher single-thread score may be interesting to many folks though.
Next, let us get to the power consumption and noise.