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Intel Core i5-13500H vs Intel Core i5-12500H vs Intel Core i5-12600H

Intel Core i5-13500H

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The Intel Core i5-13500H is a mid-range mobile CPU for laptops based on the Raptor Lake-H series (Alder Lake or Raptor Lake architecture). It was announced in early 2023 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 2.6 to 4.7 GHz (single core boost, all core up to 4.6 GHz) on the performance cluster and 1.9 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 18 MB L3 cache. 

Performance

Thanks to the higher clock speeds of the improved Intel 7 process, the Core i5-13500H can surpass the old Core i5-12600H (e.g., + 200 MHz boost).

Features

The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-5200 (up from DDR5-4800 of the i5-12500H). 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 now supports PCIe 5.0 x8 for a GPU and two PCIe 4.0 x4 for SSDs.

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 80 of the 96 EUs (Execution Units).

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 further improved 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

Intel Core i5-12500H

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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.

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.

ModelIntel Core i5-13500HIntel Core i5-12500HIntel Core i5-12600H
SeriesIntel Raptor Lake-HIntel Alder Lake-PIntel Alder Lake-P
CodenameRaptor Lake-HAlder Lake-HAlder Lake-H
Series: Alder Lake-P Alder Lake-H
Intel Core i9-13900HK1.9 - 5.4 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i9-13905H1.9 - 5.4 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i9-13900H1.9 - 5.4 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-13800H1.8 - 5.2 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-13705H1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-13700H1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-13620H1.8 - 4.9 GHz10 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i5-13600H2.1 - 4.8 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-13505H1.9 - 4.7 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-13500H « 1.9 - 4.7 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-13420H1.5 - 4.6 GHz8 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i9-12900HK1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i9-12900H1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12800H1.8 - 4.8 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12650H1.7 - 4.7 GHz10 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12600H2 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12500H « 1.8 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12450H1.5 - 4.4 GHz8 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i9-12900HK1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i9-12900H1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12800H1.8 - 4.8 GHz14 / 20 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12650H1.7 - 4.7 GHz10 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12600H « 2 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12500H1.8 - 4.5 GHz12 / 16 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12450H1.5 - 4.4 GHz8 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Clock1900 - 4700 MHz1800 - 4500 MHz2000 - 4500 MHz
L1 Cache1.1 MB1.1 MB1.1 MB
L2 Cache10 MB10 MB10 MB
L3 Cache18 MB18 MB18 MB
Cores / Threads12 / 1612 / 1612 / 16
TDP45 Watt45 Watt45 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1744BGA1744BGA1744
FeaturesThread DirectorDDR4-3200/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, SHADDR4-3200/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, SHA
iGPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs ( - 1450 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs ( - 1300 MHz)Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs ( - 1400 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-13500H
41.6 pt (58%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-12500H
40.5 pt (56%)
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Single Core
106 Points (74%)
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Multi Core
706 Points (13%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 13542     avg: 14426     median: 14081 (13%)     max: 16335 Points
min: 11330     avg: 13325     median: 13461 (13%)     max: 14686 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1704     avg: 1755     median: 1775 (75%)     max: 1799 Points
min: 1629     avg: 1677     median: 1685.5 (72%)     max: 1701 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 655     avg: 674     median: 684 (76%)     max: 687 Points
min: 627     avg: 647     median: 652.5 (73%)     max: 656 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 5108     avg: 5491     median: 5345 (13%)     max: 6212 Points
min: 4687     avg: 5126     median: 5090.5 (12%)     max: 5640 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2234     avg: 2317     median: 2304 (15%)     max: 2475 Points
min: 2001     avg: 2142     median: 2112 (13%)     max: 2283 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 243     avg: 251.2     median: 249 (75%)     max: 261 Points
min: 233     avg: 242.5     median: 242.5 (73%)     max: 250 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
28.3 Points (37%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
3.1 Points (77%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
9664 Points (58%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
53786 Points (39%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
85169 Points (59%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
14421 Points (18%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
225.4 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.3 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
7325 Points (12%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 50846     avg: 53945     median: 52458.5 (30%)     max: 58567 MIPS
min: 44105     avg: 50901     median: 51984.5 (30%)     max: 54380 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5500     avg: 5643     median: 5629.5 (67%)     max: 5885 MIPS
min: 5174     avg: 5360     median: 5377 (64%)     max: 5563 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
132.2 fps (46%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
336 fps (78%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 14.4     avg: 15.8     median: 15.3 (27%)     max: 17.9 fps
min: 12     avg: 15.1     median: 15.3 (27%)     max: 16.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2.2 GB/s (38%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
13.3 GB/s (35%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 348     avg: 420.7     median: 440 (6%)     max: 467 Seconds
min: 385     avg: 435.3     median: 426 (5%)     max: 520 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 205     avg: 239.5     median: 249 (2%)     max: 263 Seconds
min: 223     avg: 245.1     median: 238 (2%)     max: 288 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.471     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (10%)     max: 0.51 sec
min: 0.4748     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.535 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 14422     avg: 14694     median: 14693.5 (31%)     max: 14965 Points
min: 12791     avg: 13126     median: 13126 (28%)     max: 13461 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.1 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
15.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
340.4 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 66694     avg: 69407     median: 69406.5 (61%)     max: 72119 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 17243     avg: 20166     median: 20615 (56%)     max: 22256 Points
min: 15380     avg: 18894     median: 19689 (53%)     max: 20500 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 83891     avg: 98008     median: 99920 (81%)     max: 108302 Points
min: 82429     avg: 85046     median: 85045.5 (69%)     max: 87662 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 84329     avg: 97198     median: 102831 (83%)     max: 104433 Points
84919 Points (69%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 84249     avg: 95037     median: 97144 (82%)     max: 103719 Points
86520 Points (73%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 16441     avg: 17953     median: 18052.5 (46%)     max: 19089 Points
min: 15451     avg: 16932     median: 17100 (43%)     max: 18190 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 24079     avg: 26241     median: 26543 (47%)     max: 28238 Points
min: 23099     avg: 24362     median: 24351.5 (43%)     max: 25450 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 8534     avg: 10789     median: 11151 (47%)     max: 11937 Points
min: 8343     avg: 9856     median: 9989 (42%)     max: 11121 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 2431     avg: 2454     median: 2446 (66%)     max: 2484 Points
min: 2239     avg: 2280     median: 2279.5 (61%)     max: 2320 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 10876     avg: 11628     median: 11828 (47%)     max: 12179 Points
min: 8714     avg: 9892     median: 9891.5 (39%)     max: 11069 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1674     avg: 1733     median: 1743 (74%)     max: 1762 Points
min: 1556     avg: 1642     median: 1636.5 (69%)     max: 1693 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9312     avg: 10739     median: 11099 (20%)     max: 11465 Points
min: 7962     avg: 9862     median: 10272 (18%)     max: 10828 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1687     avg: 1709     median: 1708.5 (7%)     max: 1730 Points
1636 Points (7%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11309     avg: 11351     median: 11350.5 (36%)     max: 11392 Points
10203 Points (32%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 7676     avg: 7707     median: 7706.5 (77%)     max: 7737 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 42297     avg: 42656     median: 42655.5 (47%)     max: 43014 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 517     avg: 529     median: 521 (1%)     max: 549 ms
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: 234     avg: 244.7     median: 238 (68%)     max: 266 Points
min: 214     avg: 238.4     median: 240 (69%)     max: 251 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 260     avg: 274.6     median: 273 (57%)     max: 307 Points
min: 246     avg: 270.7     median: 272 (57%)     max: 286 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 1635     avg: 1820     median: 1794 (69%)     max: 1997 Points
min: 1668     avg: 1755     median: 1752 (67%)     max: 1824 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 71     avg: 92.5     median: 77.1 (13%)     max: 162 Watt
min: 59.5     avg: 103.2     median: 106 (18%)     max: 132.7 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 92.7     avg: 124.1     median: 127.8 (23%)     max: 148 Watt
min: 76.3     avg: 116     median: 126.5 (23%)     max: 134.6 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 6.19     avg: 10.1     median: 10 (7%)     max: 13.7 Watt
min: 4.45     avg: 17.4     median: 17.5 (12%)     max: 30.6 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 9     avg: 14.1     median: 15.3 (17%)     max: 18 Watt
min: 6.46     avg: 11.9     median: 12.3 (14%)     max: 16 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 15.8     avg: 20.2     median: 20.8 (15%)     max: 24.1 Points per Watt
min: 15.7     avg: 19.8     median: 18 (13%)     max: 27.1 Points per Watt

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