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Intel Core i7-12650H

Intel i7-12650H

The Intel Core i7-12650H is a high-end mobile CPU for laptops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was announced in early 2022 and offers 6 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 4 of the 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 2.3 to 4.7 GHz on the performance cluster and 1.7 to 3.5 GHz on the efficient cluster. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare to the Core i7-6700HQ). All cores can use up to 24 MB L3 cache. Compared to the 12700H, the 12650H offers only 4 instead of 8 E-cores, a slower iGPU and no vPro features (for remote management).

Performance

The average 12650H in our database is in the same league as the Core i9-11950H, Ryzen 5 7640HS, Ryzen 9 5900HS, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. This is a very good result, as of early 2023.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term CPU power limit of 80 W, the TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR is among the fastest laptops built around the 12650H that we know of. It can be more than 25% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Features

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 64 of the 96 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.4 GHz.

Power consumption

This Core i7 has a "minimum assured" power consumption of 35 W, with 45 W being its Base power consumption. The processor's maximum Intel-recommended Turbo power consumption sits at 115 W. It would take at least two fans to cool such a beast.

Last but not the least, Intel Core i7-12650H is built with Intel's fourth-generation 10 nm process marketed as Intel 7 for OK, as of early 2023, 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 « 1.7 - 4.7 GHz10 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12600H compare2 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12500H compare1.8 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12450H compare1.5 - 4.4 GHz8 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Clock Rate1700 - 4700 MHz
Level 1 Cache864 KB
Level 2 Cache9.5 MB
Level 3 Cache24 MB
Number of Cores / Threads10 / 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, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, EIST, TM1, TM2, HT, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen) ( - 1400 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
40.9 pt (57%)
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Single Core
min: 85     avg: 98     median: 99 (69%)     max: 107 Points
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Multi Core
min: 294     avg: 515     median: 530 (10%)     max: 673 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 5362     avg: 11525     median: 12074 (11%)     max: 15537 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1428     avg: 1722     median: 1763 (75%)     max: 1808 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 552     avg: 664     median: 679 (75%)     max: 696 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2106     avg: 4459     median: 4691 (11%)     max: 6009 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 753     avg: 1770     median: 1851.5 (12%)     max: 2253 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 206     avg: 245.1     median: 250 (75%)     max: 261 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 9.35     avg: 17.9     median: 18.2 (24%)     max: 25.04 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.52     avg: 2.9     median: 3 (74%)     max: 3.15 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 7466     avg: 8300     median: 8301 (50%)     max: 8903 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 20693     avg: 35422     median: 34901.5 (25%)     max: 49328 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 29444     avg: 52500     median: 52008 (36%)     max: 68516 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 11960     avg: 13177     median: 13397 (16%)     max: 14533 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 266.983     avg: 410.5     median: 426 (5%)     max: 483.853 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 3.705     avg: 6.5     median: 6.9 (1%)     max: 8.743 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 6896     avg: 7773     median: 7731.5 (12%)     max: 9090 points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 27053     avg: 46612     median: 47972 (28%)     max: 59034 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5265     avg: 5635     median: 5702.5 (68%)     max: 6116 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 53.8     avg: 91.5     median: 88.9 (31%)     max: 127.5 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 197.2     avg: 255.4     median: 262.5 (61%)     max: 311.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 6.62     avg: 13.8     median: 14.3 (25%)     max: 17.4 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.674     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (0%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.1     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (26%)     max: 2.1 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 6.7     avg: 9     median: 8.9 (23%)     max: 11.8 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 396     avg: 538     median: 479 (6%)     max: 1029 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 222     avg: 299.8     median: 277 (2%)     max: 553 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.4584     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (10%)     max: 0.515 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 8344     avg: 12678     median: 12716 (27%)     max: 18599 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.703     avg: 8     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 8.891 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 17.392     avg: 18     median: 17.6 (1%)     max: 19.733 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 413.002     avg: 436.2     median: 433.5 (2%)     max: 463.857 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 30717     avg: 53165     median: 53162 (47%)     max: 75129 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 9219     avg: 18466     median: 18363 (50%)     max: 22811 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 57680     avg: 80244     median: 83501.5 (68%)     max: 88686 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 57559     avg: 81506     median: 85075.5 (69%)     max: 89577 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 80654     avg: 88077     median: 87546.5 (74%)     max: 96373 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 8608     avg: 15722     median: 16486.5 (42%)     max: 19297 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 12668     avg: 22820     median: 22920 (41%)     max: 27558 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 4231     avg: 9365     median: 9953 (42%)     max: 11800 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 2131     avg: 2357     median: 2384 (64%)     max: 2481 points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 7608     avg: 9408     median: 9656 (38%)     max: 11014 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1590     avg: 1743     median: 1758 (74%)     max: 1797 points