Intel Core i5 12450H vs i5 10500H

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2 GHz Intel Core i5 12450H with 8-cores against the 2.5 GHz i5 10500H with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 10500H and 12450H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12450H
  • Newer - released 1-year and 9-months later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers
  • 41% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1629 vs 1157 points
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10500H
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-2933 RAM
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.5 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12450H and i5 10500H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 April 2, 2020
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Comet Lake
Model number i5-12450H i5-10500H
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (48EU) UHD Graphics 630


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 6
P-Threads 8 12
Base Frequency (P) 2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 4.5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 -
E-Threads 4 -
Base Frequency (E) 1.5 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.3 GHz -
Total Cores 8 6
Total Threads 12 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 20x 25x
Bus Bandwidth - 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 14 nm
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1440
TDP 35-45 W (configurable) 35-45 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 95 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (48EU) Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1200 MHz 1050 MHz
Shading Units 384 192
TMUs 24 24
ROPs 12 3
Execution Units 48 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution - 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267 DDR4-2933
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 45.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 12450H official page Intel Core i5 10500H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 16

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 10500H or i5 12450H?