Intel Core i5 13500H vs i5 12500H

We compared two 12-core laptop CPUs: the 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 13500H against the 2.5 GHz i5 12500H. 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 12500H and 13500H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13500H
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • 10% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2326 vs 2122 points
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 4.5 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 1070 MB/sec 671.6 MB/sec
Clang compilation 72.8 Klines/sec 86.4 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 245 pages/sec 210.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 331.8 Mpixels/sec 299 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 240.2 pages/sec 229.7 pages/sec
Background blur 50.3 images/sec 48 images/sec
Photo processing 106.9 images/sec 74.7 images/sec
Ray tracing 19.6 Mpixels/sec 19.1 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 77.8 GOps/sec 74.6 GOps/sec
Floating point math 56.5 GOps/sec 54.6 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 79M Primes/sec 60M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 30.9M Strings/sec 29.7M Strings/sec
Data encryption 16.5 GBytes/sec 15.6 GBytes/sec
Data compression 279.7 MBytes/sec 267.9 MBytes/sec
Physics 1404 Frames/sec 1060 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 16.3B Matrices/sec 15.8B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 13500H and i5 12500H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2023 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Alder Lake
Model number i5-13500H i5-12500H
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 4.5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Total Cores 12 12
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 26x 25x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 18MB (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 Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1450 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 - DDR5-5200
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-6400
- LPDDR5x-6400
- 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 13500H official page Intel Core i5 12500H official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 28

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