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Intel Core i5-12600H vs Intel Core i5-12450H

Intel Core i5-12600H

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The Intel Core i5-12600H 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 2.7 to 4.5 GHz on the performance cluster and 2 to 3.3 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 18 MB L3 cache. Compared to the 12650H, the 12600H offers less P-cores but more E-cores, a faster iGPU and "Enterprise" vPro features (for remote management).

Performance

Thanks to the 12 cores, the multi-threaded performance should be clearly faster than the older Tiger Lake-H CPUs with similar clock speeds (especially like the Core i5-11500H with only 6 cores). Due to the architectural improvements, single-core performance is also better than similar or higher clocked Tiger Lake CPUs.

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

The CPU is rated at 45 W base power (95 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.

Intel Core i5-12450H

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The Intel Core i5-12450H 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 4 of the 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture) leading to 8 cores in total (octa core CPU). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 12 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 2 to 4.4 GHz on the performance cluster and 1.5 to 3.3 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 12 MB L3 cache. Compared to the 12500H, the 12450H offers less E-cores, lower clock rates, a slower iGPU and no vPro support.

Performance

The average 12450H in our extensive database is a bit of a disappointment, its multi-thread benchmark scores only just matching those of the Ryzen 7 5700U and the Core i7-10750H, both fairly old chips as of Q2 2023.

Your mileage may vary depending on how high the CPU power limits are and how competent the cooling solution of your system is.

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 adapter is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 48 of the 96 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.2 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 45 W base power (95 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-12600HIntel Core i5-12450H
SeriesIntel Alder Lake-PIntel Alder Lake-P
CodenameAlder Lake-HAlder 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 « 2 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12500H compare1.8 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12450H1.5 - 4.4 GHz8 / 12 cores12 MB L3
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 i5-12600H2 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12500H compare1.8 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12450H « 1.5 - 4.4 GHz8 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Clock2000 - 4500 MHz1500 - 4400 MHz
L1 Cache1.1 MB704 KB
L2 Cache10 MB8 MB
L3 Cache18 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads12 / 168 / 12
TDP45 Watt45 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1744BGA1744
FeaturesDDR4-3200/LPDDR4x-4266/DDR5-4800/LPDDR5-5200 RAM, PCIe 4, Thr. Dir., DL B,., GNA, vPro En., RPE, 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, SHADDR4-3200/LPDDR4x-4266/DDR5-4800/LPDDR5-5200 RAM, PCIe 4, Thr. Director, DL Boost, GNA, 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
iGPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs ( - 1400 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs ( - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-12450H
37.5 pt (52%)
Cinebench 2024 - Cinebench 2024 CPU Single Core
min: 96.5     avg: 98.4     median: 98.5 (68%)     max: 100 Points
Cinebench 2024 - Cinebench 2024 CPU Multi Core
min: 422     avg: 503     median: 509.5 (9%)     max: 570 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 7662     avg: 8809     median: 8511 (8%)     max: 10610 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1652     avg: 1666     median: 1663 (71%)     max: 1688 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 634     avg: 641     median: 642 (71%)     max: 646 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2952     avg: 3415     median: 3270 (8%)     max: 4105 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1150     avg: 1330     median: 1321 (8%)     max: 1591 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 227     avg: 236     median: 238 (72%)     max: 239 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 14.61     avg: 15.7     median: 16.1 (21%)     max: 16.55 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.83     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (72%)     max: 2.91 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 8166     avg: 8188     median: 8178 (49%)     max: 8221 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 32260     avg: 34923     median: 35790 (26%)     max: 36720 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 50207     avg: 55957     median: 55999 (39%)     max: 61665 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 13344     avg: 13357     median: 13352 (16%)     max: 13375 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 431.842     avg: 440.2     median: 436 (5%)     max: 452.626 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.893     avg: 7.5     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 8.23 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 5658     avg: 5956     median: 6015 (10%)     max: 6195 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 31119     avg: 34052     median: 33584 (19%)     max: 38415 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4914     avg: 5157     median: 5144.5 (62%)     max: 5386 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 75.9     avg: 79.1     median: 76 (27%)     max: 85.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 257.5     avg: 269     median: 272.5 (63%)     max: 277 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 8.78     avg: 10.4     median: 10.4 (18%)     max: 12.3 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.703     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (0%)     max: 0.797 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (22%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 7     avg: 7.9     median: 8 (21%)     max: 8.6 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 573     avg: 673     median: 682 (9%)     max: 767 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 335     avg: 387.2     median: 394 (3%)     max: 429 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.4949     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.527 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 9897     avg: 11192     median: 11439 (24%)     max: 11991 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.389     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 8.452 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 18.721     avg: 18.8     median: 18.7 (1%)     max: 18.876 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 449.018     avg: 452.7     median: 451.4 (2%)     max: 457.561 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 42422     avg: 46421     median: 46182 (40%)     max: 50898 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 12896     avg: 15157     median: 15232.5 (41%)     max: 17594 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 79585     avg: 89333     median: 90156 (73%)     max: 97433 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 79896     avg: 89470     median: 90458.5 (73%)     max: 97065 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 87275     avg: 92212     median: 90815 (77%)     max: 99941 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 10809     avg: 12625     median: 13289 (34%)     max: 13617 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 17079     avg: 19659     median: 20041 (36%)     max: 22477 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 5938     avg: 6953     median: 6862.5 (29%)     max: 8287 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 2155     avg: 2237     median: 2249.5 (61%)     max: 2293 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 7943     avg: 8386     median: 8223 (32%)     max: 9109 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1581     avg: 1629     median: 1637.5 (69%)     max: 1665 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6804     avg: 7436     median: 7212 (13%)     max: 8330 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1509     avg: 1563     median: 1575 (7%)     max: 1594 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6675     avg: 7214     median: 7120.5 (22%)     max: 7938 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 6930     avg: 7118     median: 7169.5 (72%)     max: 7203 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 26009     avg: 28043     median: 28052 (31%)     max: 30058 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 556     avg: 564     median: 563 (1%)     max: 576 ms
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 228     avg: 235     median: 238 (68%)     max: 239 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 277     avg: 284.8     median: 285 (59%)     max: 292 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 1487     avg: 1549     median: 1542.5 (59%)     max: 1637 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 52.5     avg: 61.4     median: 60.2 (10%)     max: 72.5 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 57.3     avg: 65.1     median: 62 (11%)     max: 78.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 9.17     avg: 10.5     median: 10.8 (7%)     max: 11.3 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
20.1 Points per Watt (15%)

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