Intel Core i5 12500H vs i5 12450H

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12500H with 12-cores against the 2 GHz i5 12450H with 8-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
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 12450H and 12500H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12500H
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • 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 505.2 MB/sec
Clang compilation 86.4 Klines/sec 62.6 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 210.1 pages/sec 163.6 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 299 Mpixels/sec 229.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 229.7 pages/sec 227 pages/sec
Background blur 48 images/sec 41.9 images/sec
Photo processing 74.7 images/sec 68.9 images/sec
Ray tracing 19.1 Mpixels/sec 13.7 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 59 GOps/sec
Floating point math 54.6 GOps/sec 44.2 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 60M Primes/sec 49M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 29.7M Strings/sec 23.7M Strings/sec
Data encryption 15.6 GBytes/sec 12.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 267.9 MBytes/sec 221 MBytes/sec
Physics 1060 Frames/sec 940 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 15.8B Matrices/sec 13.6B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12500H and i5 12450H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i5-12500H i5-12450H
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) UHD Graphics (48EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 4
E-Threads 8 4
Base Frequency (E) 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Total Cores 12 8
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 20x
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) 35-45 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 95 W 95 W
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1744
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Intel UHD Graphics (48EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 640 384
TMUs 40 24
ROPs 20 12
Execution Units 80 48
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 12450H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 28

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