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Intel Core i5-12500H

Intel i5-12500H

The Intel Core i5-12500H is a high-end mobile CPU for laptops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was announced in early 2022 and offers 4 of the 6 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and all 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 16 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 2.5 to 4.5 GHz on the performance cluster and 1.8 to 3.3 GHz on the efficient cluster. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compared to the Core i7-6700HQ). All cores can use up to 18 MB L3 cache. Compared to the 12600H, the 12500H offers base clock for both clusters, a slower clocked iGPU and only "Essentials" vPro support.

Performance

The average 12500H in our database is in the same league as the Ryzen 9 6900HS, Ryzen 9 6900HX, Core i7-12650H and also the Core i9-11900H, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. For something that's supposedly a mid-range chip, this kind of performance is just outrageously good, as of Q3 2023.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term CPU power limit of 80 W, the Gigabyte G7 KE is among the fastest laptops built around the 12500H that we know of. It can be more than 40% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Architecture

The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, and LPDDR4x-4267. The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system to decide which thread to use on the performance or efficient cores for the best performance. For AI tasks, the CPU also integrates GNA 3.0 and DL Boost (via AVX2). Quick Sync in version 8 is the same as in the Rocket Lake CPUs and supports MPEG-2, AVC, VC-1 decode, JPEG, VP8 decode, VP9, HEVC, and AV1 decode in hardware. The CPU only supports PCIe 4.0 (x8 for a GPU and two x4 for SSDs).

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 80 of the 96 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.3 GHz.

Power consumption

This Core i5 has a "minimum assured" power consumption of 35 W. Its Base power consumption sits at 45 W and its maximum Intel-recommended Turbo power consumption isn't supposed to exceed 95 W. A high-performance cooling solution is a must for a CPU like this one here.

Last but not he least, Intel Core i5-12500H is manufactured on Intel's fourth-generation 10 nm process marketed as Intel 7 for decent, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

SeriesIntel Alder Lake-P
CodenameAlder Lake-H

Series: Alder Lake-P Alder Lake-H

Intel Core i9-12900HK compare1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i9-12900H compare1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12800H compare1.8 - 4.8 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12650H compare1.7 - 4.7 GHz10 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12600H compare2 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12500H « 1.8 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12450H compare1.5 - 4.4 GHz8 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Clock Rate1800 - 4500 MHz
Level 1 Cache1.1 MB
Level 2 Cache10 MB
Level 3 Cache18 MB
Number of Cores / Threads12 / 16
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA1744
FeaturesDDR4-3200/LPDDR4x-4266/DDR5-4800/LPDDR5-5200 RAM, PCIe 4, Thr. Dir., DL Boost, GNA, vPro Ess., MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMX, SMEP, SMAP, EIST, TM1, TM2, HT, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA
GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs ( - 1300 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/04/2022
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
40.5 pt (56%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 11330     avg: 13325     median: 13461 (13%)     max: 14686 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1629     avg: 1677     median: 1685.5 (72%)     max: 1701 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 627     avg: 647     median: 652.5 (73%)     max: 656 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4687     avg: 5126     median: 5090.5 (12%)     max: 5640 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2001     avg: 2142     median: 2112 (13%)     max: 2283 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 233     avg: 242.5     median: 242.5 (73%)     max: 250 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 44105     avg: 50901     median: 51984.5 (30%)     max: 54380 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5174     avg: 5360     median: 5377 (64%)     max: 5563 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 12     avg: 15.1     median: 15.3 (27%)     max: 16.6 fps
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Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 385     avg: 435.3     median: 426 (5%)     max: 520 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 223     avg: 245.1     median: 238 (2%)     max: 288 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.4748     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.535 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 12791     avg: 13126     median: 13126 (28%)     max: 13461 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 15380     avg: 18894     median: 19689 (53%)     max: 20500 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 82429     avg: 85046     median: 85045.5 (69%)     max: 87662 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 15451     avg: 16932     median: 17100 (43%)     max: 18190 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 23099     avg: 24362     median: 24351.5 (43%)     max: 25450 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 8343     avg: 9856     median: 9989 (42%)     max: 11121 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 2239     avg: 2280     median: 2279.5 (61%)     max: 2320 points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 8714     avg: 9892     median: 9891.5 (39%)     max: 11069 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1556     avg: 1642     median: 1636.5 (69%)     max: 1693 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7962     avg: 9862     median: 10272 (18%)     max: 10828 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 545     avg: 555     median: 554 (1%)     max: 565 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 83082     avg: 83286     median: 83229 (75%)     max: 83548 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 214     avg: 238.4     median: 240 (69%)     max: 251 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 246     avg: 270.7     median: 272 (57%)     max: 286 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 1668     avg: 1755     median: 1752 (67%)     max: 1824 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 59.5     avg: 103.2     median: 106 (18%)     max: 132.7 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 76.3     avg: 116     median: 126.5 (23%)     max: 134.6 Watt
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 4.45     avg: 17.4     median: 17.5 (12%)     max: 30.6 Watt
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 6.46     avg: 11.9     median: 12.3 (14%)     max: 16 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 15.7     avg: 19.8     median: 18 (13%)     max: 27.1 Points per Watt
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