Intel Core i5 12500H vs i5 11500H

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12500H with 12-cores against the 2.4-2.9 GHz i5 11500H with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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 11500H and 12500H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12500H
  • Has 6 more physical cores
  • Newer - released 8-months later
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
Advantages of Intel Core i5 11500H
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 GHz vs 4.5 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
12267
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
21950
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
10244
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12500H and i5 11500H

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 May 11, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Tiger Lake
Model number i5-12500H i5-11500H
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU)

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 6
P-Threads 8 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 2.4-2.9 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.5 GHz 4.6 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 -
E-Threads 8 -
Base Frequency (E) 1.8 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.3 GHz -
Total
Total Cores 12 6
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 24-29x
Bus Bandwidth - 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Package

Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1787
TDP 35-45 W (configurable) 35-45 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 95 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1450 MHz
Shading Units 640 256
TMUs 40 16
ROPs 20 8
Execution Units 80 32
TGP 15 W 15 W
iGPU FLOPS
1.41 TFLOPS
0.742 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 51.2 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 12500H official page Intel Core i5 11500H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 20

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Comments

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