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CPU overview Intel Core i7-12700H ( C/T). Alder Lake H, 10 nm, 45 W TDP.

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Released
Q1/2022
Intel Core i7-12700H

Intel Core i7-12700H

Intel Core i7-12700H is a processor released on Q1/2022. It has a clock speed of GHz and supports DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800, LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5200 type of RAM. The BGA 1744 socket connects the processor to the motherboard. With cores and threads, this processor can handle multiple tasks simultaneously, providing high performance. The cooling thermal power requirement is 45 W W. The Alder Lake H architecture ensures high performance and reliability, making this processor an ideal choice for those dealing with tasks requiring high computing power. Intel Core i7-12700H is a Mobile processor with a TDP of 45 W W. Thanks to the 10 nm nm manufacturing process, it can operate at a base clock speed of GHz and reach a maximum core clock speed of GHz. This processor also supports various types of memory, including DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800, LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5200, making it versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications. The 11.50 MB L2 cache and 24.00 MB L3 cache provide fast and efficient task execution, further improving performance.
Performance tests
Real tests Intel Core i7-12700H
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) is a performance benchmark that measures the speed of data processing in a single core of a processor
Specifications
Complete list of technical specifications
CPU generation and family

Let's start our review of the Intel Core i7-12700H processor by exploring its basic specifications, namely: the model code name, the segment of use (server, workstation, computer or laptop), the generation of the processor (its previous model), and the family group. All data is taken from the manufacturer's official source.

  • Name
    Intel Core i7-12700H
  • Family
    Intel Core i7
  • CPU group
    Intel Core i 12000H
  • Segment
    Mobile
  • Generation
    12
  • Successor
    Intel Core i7-13700H
CPU Cores and Base Frequency

Technical information about the CPU Intel Core i7-12700H base clock frequency, number of processor cores, processor threads, as well as turbo frequency of cores in single-threaded and multithreaded mode. Pay attention to overclocking and hyperthreading support. All of these specifications directly affect the performance of the model in work applications or games. A higher values, more the faster will be the processor.

  • CPU Cores / Threads
    14 / 20
  • Core architecture
    hybrid (big.LITTLE)
  • A-Core
    6x Golden Cove
  • B-Core
    8x Gracemont
  • Hyperthreading / SMT
    Yes
  • Overclocking
    No
  • A-Core Frequency
    2.30 GHz (4.70 GHz)
  • B-Core Frequency
    1.70 GHz (3.50 GHz)
Internal Graphics

Integrating a graphics core into the processor complements its functionality, but not all manufacturers (AMD or Intel) integrate iGPU into their CPUs. Even if the processor has an integrated graphics card, its power is hardly enough for modern games, so these features do not affect the overall performance of the processor. If Intel Core i7-12700H supports an integrated graphics core, you can see its specifications below.

  • GPU name
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
  • GPU frequency
    0.40 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    1.40 GHz
  • Execution units
    96
  • Shader
    768
  • Max. GPU Memory
    32 GB
  • Max. displays
    4
  • Generation
    13
  • Direct X
    12.1
  • Technology
    10 nm
  • Release date
    Q1/2022
Hardware codec support

Hardware codecs help processors convert blocks of data into a sequence of images or sound. In modern processors, the need to support hardware codecs is not a priority, so these characteristics are not considered in the overall Intel Core i7-12700H performance rating.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    Decode / Encode
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    Decode / Encode
  • h264
    Decode / Encode
  • VP8
    Decode
  • VP9
    Decode / Encode
  • AV1
    Decode
  • AVC
    Decode / Encode
  • VC-1
    Decode
  • JPEG
    Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIe

Memory specifications for Intel Core i7-12700H play a crucial role in overall performance and ranking, so it's essential to understand the memory format supported by the processor Intel Core i7-12700H in terms of memory type and maximum quantity for compatibility with the motherboard. Don't forget to consider the PCI Express version; the higher, the better. Additionally, you can find information on the maximum number of memory channels supported by the processor and the number of PCIe lanes here.

  • Memory type
    DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800, LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5200
  • Max. Memory
    64 GB
  • Memory channels
    2 (Dual Channel)
  • Bandwidth
    76.8 GB/s
  • ECC
    No
  • PCIe
    4.0 x 20
  • AES-NI
    Yes
Thermal Management

Thermal management is an essential aspect to consider when it comes to CPU performance. Overheating may damage the processor, while optimal temperature levels can enhance its performance. Intel Core i7-12700H processors are equipped with thermal monitoring technologies to ensure stable system operation, prevent overheating, and automatically adjust power consumption to maintain the best balance of performance and power usage.

  • TDP (PL1)
    45 W
  • TDP (PL2)
    115 W
  • Tjunction max.
    100 \xc2\xb0C
Technical details

To gain a comprehensive understanding of the Intel Core i7-12700H processor, it's important to examine several key factors. Firstly, take note of the supported ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) instructions, as this will determine the processor's capabilities and compatibility with certain software. Secondly, make sure to check the compatibility with motherboards, as some processors may only work with certain types of motherboards. Thirdly, pay attention to the manufacturing process technology, as this can greatly impact the processor's performance and efficiency. Finally, it's crucial to consider the size of the L2 and L3 cache, as the larger the cache size, the faster the data can be processed and retrieved.

  • Technology
    10 nm
  • Chip design
    Monolithic
  • Socket
    BGA 1744
  • L2-Cache
    11.50 MB
  • L3-Cache
    24.00 MB
  • Architecture
    Alder Lake H
  • Operating systems
    Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
  • Virtualization
    VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
  • Instruction set (ISA)
    x86-64 (64 bit)
  • ISA extensions
    SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
  • Release date
    Q1/2022
  • Release price
    457 $
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