Intel Core i7-12700H processor review - Benchmark and Specs

The processor Intel Core i7-12700H is developed on the 10 nm technology node and architecture Alder Lake H. Its base clock speed is 2.30 GHz, and maximum clock speed in turbo boost - 4.70 GHz. Intel Core i7-12700H contains 14 processing cores. To make a right choice for computer upgrading, please get familiar with the detailed technical specifications and benchmark results. Check socket compatibility before choosing.

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General info

The base and maximum clock speed of the CPU Intel Core i7-12700H, number of processing cores and threads.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The general performance of a CPU can easily be determined based on the number of its cores and the thread count, as well as the base frequency and Turbo frequency. The more GHz and cores a CPU has, the better. Please note that high technical specs require using a powerful cooling system and a quality chipset (check VRM on the motherboard).

Frequency: 2.30 GHz   CPU Cores: 14
Turbo (1 Core): 4.70 GHz   CPU Threads: 20
Hyperthreading: Yes   Overclocking: No
Turbo (14 Cores): 3.80 GHz   Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 6x Golden Cove   B core: 8x Gracemont
C core: --  

CPU generation and family

Name: Intel Core i7-12700H   Segment: Mobile
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000H
Family: Intel Core i7   Generation: 12
Predecessor: --   Successor: --

Internal Graphics

Some manufacturers complement their CPUs with graphic chips, such a solution being especially popular in laptops. The higher the clock frequency of a GPU is and the bigger its memory, the better.

GPU name: Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
GPU frequency: 0.40 GHz   GPU (Turbo): 1.40 GHz
Generation: 13   DirectX Version: 12.1
Execution units: 96   Shader: 768
Max. displays: 4   Technology: 10 nm
Release date: Q1/2022   Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB

Hardware codec support

Here we deal with specs that are used by some CPU manufacturers. These numbers are mainly technical and can be neglected for the purpose of the comparison analysis.

h264: Decode / Encode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode


Data encryption support

AES-NI: Yes  

Memory & AMP; PCIe

Memory type: DDR4-3200 DDR5-4800 LPDDR4X-4266 LPDDR5-5200   Max. Memory: 64 GB
ECC: No   Memory channels: 2
PCIe version: 4.0   PCIe lanes: 20

Thermal Management

Tjunction max.: 100 °C   TDP up: --
TDP down: --   TDP (PL1): 45 W
TDP (PL2): 115 W  

Technical details

These are key parameters that will help you determine which CPU is better. Pay special attention to the release date, technological aspects of the manufacturing process (measured in nanometers), and the third-level cache (L3).

L3-Cache: 24.00 MB   Technology: 10 nm
Architecture: Alder Lake H   Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: BGA 1744   Release date: Q1/2022
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)   L2-Cache: 11.50 MB
Part Number: --
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+

Devices using this processor

You probably know already what devices use CPUs. These can be a desktop or a laptop.

Used in: Unknown

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is based on Cinema 4 Suite. It is the software used to create 3D forms. The benchmark runs for single-core test procedure without counting of hyperthreading ability.

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

It is the new version of the benchmark which is developed on the basis of Cinebench R15 (both versions are operated on the basis of Cinema 4 - the most popular 3D modeling software). Cinebench R20 is used for multi-core processor performance benchmark tests and hyperthreading ability.

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

This test serves for determining the performance of integrated graphics in Intel and AMD processors. The result is the estimated computing power in the Single-Precision FP32 mode

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