Intel Core i7 10875H vs i5 12500H

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 10875H with 8-cores against the 2.5 GHz i5 12500H with 12-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 electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 12500H and 10875H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 10875H
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-2933 RAM
  • 13% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.1 GHz vs 4.5 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12500H
  • Newer - released 1-year and 10-months later
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 28% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1622 vs 1272 points
  • Has 2048 KB larger L3 cache size


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)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 10875H and i5 12500H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released April 2, 2020 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Comet Lake Alder Lake
Model number i7-10875H i5-12500H
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 4
P-Threads 16 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.1 GHz 4.5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores - 8
E-Threads - 8
Base Frequency (E) - 1.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) - 3.3 GHz
Total Cores 8 12
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 23x 25x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 18MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 14 nm 10 nm
Socket BGA-1440 BGA-1744
TDP 45 W 35-45 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP - 95 W
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1200 MHz 1300 MHz
Shading Units 192 640
TMUs 24 40
ROPs 3 20
Execution Units 24 80
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz -

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267
Memory Size 128 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s -
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 10875H official page Intel Core i5 12500H official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 28

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Total votes: 12


So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 12500H or i7 10875H?