The Intel Core i7-12700H: A High-Performance Mobile CPU for Laptops

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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) and 8 efficiency cores (E-cores). 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 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.


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.

Power Consumption

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.

Additional Information

  • Series: Intel Alder Lake-S
  • Codename: Alder Lake-P
  • Clock Rate: 1700 - 4700 MHz
  • Level 1 Cache: 1.2 MB
  • Level 2 Cache: 11.5 MB
  • Level 3 Cache: 24 MB
  • Number of Cores / Threads: 14 / 20
  • Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power): 45 Watt
  • Manufacturing Technology: 10 nm
  • Socket: FCBGA1744
  • Features: Thread Director
  • GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs ( - 1400 MHz)
  • 64 Bit: 64 Bit support
  • Architecture: x86
  • Announcement Date: 01/04/2022 = 376 days old

In conclusion, the Intel Core i7-12700H is a powerful mobile CPU that offers a great balance between performance and efficiency. With 20 supported threads, an integrated memory controller that supports various memory types, and an integrated graphics card, this CPU is well-suited for high-performance laptops. Additionally, the low power consumption and small manufacturing process make it an attractive option for laptop manufacturers.

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