The Intel Core i7-12650H is a high-end mobile CPU for laptops that was announced in early 2022. It is based on the Alder Lake architecture and offers 6 performance cores (P-cores) and 4 of the 8 efficient cores (E-cores). 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.
One of the main advantages of the Intel Core i7-12650H is its multi-threaded performance. Thanks to the 10 cores, it should be significantly faster than older Tiger Lake-H CPUs with similar clock speeds. Additionally, due to the architectural improvements, the single-core performance is also better than similar or higher clocked Tiger Lake CPUs.
The integrated memory controller supports various memory types, including DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, and LPDDR4x-4267. The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system in deciding 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.
In terms of power consumption, the Core i7-12650H has a Minimum Assured power consumption of 35 W. Its Base power consumption is 45 W, with 115 W being its maximum Intel-recommended Turbo power consumption. The CPU is built with Intel's third-gen 10 nm process, marketed as Intel 7, for decent energy efficiency.
Compared to the Core 17-12700H, the 12650H offers only 4 instead of 8 E-cores, a slower iGPU, and no vPro features (for remote management). Additionally, when compared to other Alder Lake-P CPUs, the 12650H falls in the middle of the pack in terms of performance and features.
One of the most notable features of the Intel Core i7-12650H is its support for Hyper-Threading. Hyper-Threading allows for multiple threads to run simultaneously on a single core, which can significantly improve performance for multi-threaded workloads such as video editing, 3D rendering, and gaming. The 12650H's 6 performance cores and 4 efficient cores, in combination with Hyper-Threading, make it an ideal choice for users who need to run multiple demanding applications at the same time.
The 12650H also offers support for various memory types, including DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, and LPDDR4x-4267. This allows users to choose the memory type that best fits their needs, whether they're looking for high-speed memory or low power consumption. The Thread Director (in hardware) can also support the operating system in deciding which thread to use on the performance or efficient cores for the best performance, ensuring that the CPU is always running at optimal efficiency.
The 12650H also includes GNA 3.0 and DL Boost (via AVX2) for AI tasks. This allows for faster and more efficient performance when running AI-related workloads such as image recognition, natural language processing, and machine learning. The Quick Sync feature, in version 8, is also similar to that of the Rocket Lake CPUs and supports MPEG-2, AVC, VC-1 decode, JPEG, VP8 decode, VP9, HEVC, and AV1 decode in hardware, making it a great choice for users who need to perform video encoding and decoding.
In terms of power consumption, the 12650H has a Minimum Assured power consumption of 35 W, with a Base power consumption of 45 W and a maximum Intel-recommended Turbo power consumption of 115 W. The CPU is built with Intel's third-gen 10 nm process, marketed as Intel 7, which offers decent energy efficiency. This makes it a suitable option for users who need to run demanding applications on their laptops for extended periods of time.
Overall, the Intel Core i7-12650H is a high-performance mobile CPU for laptops that offers a significant improvement in multi-threaded performance, support for various memory types, and advanced features for AI tasks. Its support for Hyper-Threading, Thread Director, and Quick Sync make it an ideal choice for users who need to run multiple demanding applications at the same time. However, it should be noted that compared to the 12700H, the 12650H offers fewer E-cores, a slower iGPU, and no vPro features (for remote management).
If you're in the market for a high-performance laptop that can handle demanding applications, the Core i7-12650H is definitely worth considering. We would love to hear your thoughts on this new CPU, so feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think. Don't forget to use the Hashtags #IntelCorei712650H #AlderLakeArchitecture #HighPerformanceLaptops when sharing your comments on social media.