Intel Core i7 11800H vs i5 12450H

We compared two 8-core laptop CPUs: the 1.9-2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 11800H against the 2 GHz i5 12450H. 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 11800H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 11800H
  • Has 12288 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12450H
  • Newer - released 8-months later

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 739.6 MB/sec 505.2 MB/sec
Clang compilation 69.6 Klines/sec 62.6 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 177.2 pages/sec 163.6 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 280.9 Mpixels/sec 229.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 198.2 pages/sec 227 pages/sec
Background blur 38.7 images/sec 41.9 images/sec
Photo processing 71.1 images/sec 68.9 images/sec
Ray tracing 15.2 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 73.7 GOps/sec 59 GOps/sec
Floating point math 43.9 GOps/sec 44.2 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 89M Primes/sec 49M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 29.7M Strings/sec 23.7M Strings/sec
Data encryption 12.9 GBytes/sec 12.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 250.7 MBytes/sec 221 MBytes/sec
Physics 947 Frames/sec 940 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 16.9B Matrices/sec 13.6B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 11800H and i5 12450H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 11, 2021 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Tiger Lake Alder Lake
Model number i7-11800H i5-12450H
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) UHD Graphics (48EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 4
P-Threads 16 8
Base Frequency (P) 1.9-2.3 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores - 4
E-Threads - 4
Base Frequency (E) - 1.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) - 3.3 GHz
Total Cores 8 8
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 19-23x 20x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (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
Socket BGA-1787 BGA-1744
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) Intel UHD Graphics (48EU)
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 256 384
TMUs 16 24
ROPs 8 12
Execution Units 32 48
TGP 15 W 15 W
0.742 TFLOPS

Memory Support

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


Official site Intel Core i7 11800H official page Intel Core i5 12450H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 28

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