Intel Core i7 1260P vs i5 12600H

We compared two 12-core laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 1260P against the 2.7 GHz i5 12600H. 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 12600H and 1260P
Advantages of Intel Core i7 1260P
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 4.5 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12600H
  • 14% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2343 vs 2051 points

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 791.6 MB/sec 895.9 MB/sec
Clang compilation 50.6 Klines/sec 75.3 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 214.9 pages/sec 259.2 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 243.4 Mpixels/sec 309.9 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 185.7 pages/sec 229.9 pages/sec
Background blur 36.5 images/sec 46.9 images/sec
Photo processing 88.9 images/sec 93.5 images/sec
Ray tracing 13.2 Mpixels/sec 16.6 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 64.1 GOps/sec 77.6 GOps/sec
Floating point math 43.5 GOps/sec 55.1 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 66M Primes/sec 81M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 21.2M Strings/sec 29.4M Strings/sec
Data encryption 11.5 GBytes/sec 16.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 187.5 MBytes/sec 269.5 MBytes/sec
Physics 1141 Frames/sec 1398 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 10.7B Matrices/sec 15.9B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 1260P and i5 12600H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released February 23, 2022 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i7-1260P i5-12600H
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 4.5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.5 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Total Cores 12 12
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 27x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 18MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


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


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 1400 MHz
Shading Units 768 640
TMUs 48 40
ROPs 24 20
Execution Units 96 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 i7 1260P official page Intel Core i5 12600H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 28

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