Intel Core i5 12500H vs i5 10500

We compared two CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12500H (laptop) with 12-cores against the 3.1 GHz i5 10500 (desktop) 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 10500 and 12500H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12500H
  • Newer - released 1-year and 9-months later
  • Has 6 more physical cores
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers
  • Consumes up to 31% less energy than the Core i5 10500 – 45 vs 65 Watt
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 31% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1622 vs 1239 points
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10500
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-2666 RAM


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 12500H and i5 10500


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 May 1, 2020
Type Laptop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake-H Comet Lake
Model number i5-12500H i5-10500
Socket BGA-1744 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) UHD Graphics 630


Cores 12 6
Threads 16 12
Base Frequency 2.5 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.5 GHz 4.5 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 31x
Bus Bandwidth - 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 14 nm
TDP 35-45 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1150 MHz
Shading Units 640 192
TMUs 40 24
ROPs 20 3
Execution Units 80 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution - 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 12500H official page Intel Core i5 10500 official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 16

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