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Intel Core i7-12700H

Intel i7-12700H

The Intel Core i7-12700H 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 8 efficiency cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 20 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 - 3.5 GHz on the efficient cluster. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare to the Core i7-6920HQ). All cores can use up to 24 MB L3 cache. Compared to the 12900H, the 12700H is lower clocked and offers only "Essentials" vPro features.

Performance

The average 12700H in our database wins a very important battle by being ever-so-slightlly faster than AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX in multi-thread performance while, perhaps more importantly, nearly matching multi-thread benchmark scores of the more costly Core i9-12900H to be a great bang for the buck overall.

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

The CPU is rated at 45 W base power (115 W PL2) but most laptops will use a PL1 of around 60 Watt. The SoC is manufactured in a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

SeriesIntel Alder Lake-S
CodenameAlder Lake-P
Clock Rate1700 - 4700 MHz
Level 1 Cache1.2 MB
Level 2 Cache11.5 MB
Level 3 Cache24 MB
Number of Cores / Threads14 / 20
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
SocketFCBGA1744
FeaturesThread Director
GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs ( - 1400 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/04/2022

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
57.2 pt (64%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 11202     avg: 15904     median: 16308.5 (27%)     max: 19330 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1660     avg: 1775     median: 1779 (78%)     max: 1826 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 640     avg: 685     median: 688.5 (79%)     max: 704 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4248     avg: 6028     median: 6070 (26%)     max: 7407 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1972     avg: 2545     median: 2618 (27%)     max: 2916 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 231     avg: 255.6     median: 256 (78%)     max: 263 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 41015     avg: 61214     median: 62149 (38%)     max: 73067 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5108     avg: 5691     median: 5760 (69%)     max: 5907 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 9.06     avg: 16.9     median: 16.6 (36%)     max: 21.8 fps
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Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 291     avg: 396.4     median: 395 (5%)     max: 541 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 168     avg: 215.2     median: 213 (2%)     max: 286 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.4441     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (10%)     max: 0.505 sec