Intel Core i5 12500H vs i5 1240P

We compared two 12-core laptop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12500H against the 1.7 GHz i5 1240P. 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
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 1240P and 12500H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12500H
  • Has 6144 KB larger L3 cache size
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.5 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 671.6 MB/sec 744.1 MB/sec
Clang compilation 86.4 Klines/sec 57.6 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 210.1 pages/sec 242 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 299 Mpixels/sec 267.9 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 229.7 pages/sec 197.4 pages/sec
Background blur 48 images/sec 35.1 images/sec
Photo processing 74.7 images/sec 83 images/sec
Ray tracing 19.1 Mpixels/sec 13.1 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 74.6 GOps/sec 65.4 GOps/sec
Floating point math 54.6 GOps/sec 45.5 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 60M Primes/sec 48M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 29.7M Strings/sec 22.9M Strings/sec
Data encryption 15.6 GBytes/sec 12 GBytes/sec
Data compression 267.9 MBytes/sec 202.3 MBytes/sec
Physics 1060 Frames/sec 945 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 15.8B Matrices/sec 11.8B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12500H and i5 1240P


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 February 23, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i5-12500H i5-1240P
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 1.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.8 GHz 1.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Total Cores 12 12
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 17x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 35-45 W (configurable) 20-28 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 95 W 64 W
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1744
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1300 MHz
Shading Units 640 640
TMUs 40 40
ROPs 20 20
Execution Units 80 80
TGP 15 W 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-5200
- LPDDR4x-4267
- DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-5200
- LPDDR4x-4267
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 12500H official page Intel Core i5 1240P official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 20

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 1240P or i5 12500H?
valeesh 27 May 2023 06:34
If you're seeking high performance, I'd recommend going for a desktop PC. Laptops typically can't reach the performance level of a proper desktop due to cooling issues and the need to downclock the CPU to prevent overheating. This results in the CPU always being downclocked, unless you opt for a large gaming laptop equipped with a dedicated graphics card and substantial cooling. If you're in the market for a laptop suitable for office tasks, CAD work, or 3D rendering, the i5 1240p is a fair choice. You may experience slightly lower power, but the trade-off is an extended battery life, which can be a significant advantage when traveling. As always, the best choice depends on your specific needs and the applications you intend to run.
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Guest 30 September 2022 13:20
Definitely go for i5 12500H if you have a higher budget as it outperforms i5 1240P in many ways. But if have the medium budget then go for the i5 1240P because it beats many beasts in the market at that price variant.
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