Intel Core i7 12700H vs AMD Ryzen 7 6800H

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 12700H with 14-cores against the 3.2 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 6800H 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 6800H and 12700H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700H
  • Has 6 more physical cores
  • Has 8192 KB larger L3 cache size
  • 15% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2409 vs 2089 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
  • More modern manufacturing process – 6 versus 10 nanometers

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 1009.1 MB/sec 1004.2 MB/sec
Clang compilation 87.2 Klines/sec 82.3 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 296.1 pages/sec 221.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 326.6 Mpixels/sec 331.1 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 237.7 pages/sec 215.4 pages/sec
Background blur 46.7 images/sec 52 images/sec
Photo processing 98.3 images/sec 88.2 images/sec
Ray tracing 18 Mpixels/sec 20.6 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 93.1 GOps/sec 88.7 GOps/sec
Floating point math 67.1 GOps/sec 49.3 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 98M Primes/sec 58M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 34.8M Strings/sec 32.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 18.1 GBytes/sec 18.9 GBytes/sec
Data compression 309.2 MBytes/sec 303 MBytes/sec
Physics 1571 Frames/sec 1054 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 18.4B Matrices/sec 20.6B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700H and AMD Ryzen 7 6800H


Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 3+ (Rembrandt)
Model number i7-12700H -
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Radeon 680M


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 8
P-Threads 12 16
Base Frequency (P) 2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 4.7 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 -
E-Threads 8 -
Base Frequency (E) 1.7 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.5 GHz -
Total Cores 14 8
Total Threads 20 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 23x 32x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 6 nm
TDP (PL1) 35-45 W (configurable) 45 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 115 W -
Socket BGA-1744 FP7
Peak temperature 100°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) AMD Radeon 680M
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 2000 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 2200 MHz
Shading Units 768 768
TMUs 48 48
ROPs 24 32
Execution Units 96 12
TGP 15 W 15 W
3.686 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-5200
- LPDDR4x-4267
- DDR5-4800
- LPDDR5-6400
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 12700H official page AMD Ryzen 7 6800H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 20

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 6800H or Intel Core i7 12700H?
Ryan 06 August 2023 04:20
Interestingly, people often discuss battery efficiency issues related to gaming and prioritize efficiency over performance. AMD users tend to focus on price and battery efficiency, often criticizing Intel for its high prices and substantial power requirements. I'm certain that even AMD users still carry their chargers in their bags. It's great to appreciate AMD, but we shouldn't underestimate the performance of Intel's powerhouses.
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kosala 25 May 2023 20:04
I've used the 12650H, 5800H, 12700H, and 6800H processors, and trust me, the amount of RAM, even if it's 32GB, doesn't significantly alter the outcome. The 5800H and 6800H processors fall considerably behind the 12650H. The disparity in loading and processing speed is quite noticeable. Thus, I'd suggest not wasting money on experiments. Among the 12650H, 5800H, 12700H, and 6800H options, Intel is the superior choice.
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Deyv 19 May 2023 11:51
Remember guys, business laptop - Ryzen for better battery & huge iGPU performance, and gaming laptop - Intel for better fps results. Always!
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Anonymous 21 April 2023 17:59
Whatever one can undervolt.
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Greco 19 March 2023 11:59
Most games and applications rely on single-core performance, so Intel CPUs have an advantage. Just ensure that if you purchase a high-end Intel CPU laptop, the cooling provided by the laptop vendor is adequate (with fans that aren't too noisy). If you desire a blazing-fast gaming computer and have ample funds, but don't prefer Intel, consider the Ryzen 7 5800X3D or Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
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Anallogue 10 April 2023 13:31
7800X3D over 7950X3D if you're only concerned about gaming. Also electricity savings. 5800X3D for extreme gaming on a budget with a net 15% performance drop.
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Greco 19 March 2023 11:49
Intel high-end cpu does generate plenty heat. HP Victus 16 (i5 12500h) Dell Inspiron G15 15 (i7 12700h) During games both fans can get quite noisy. So the vendor cpu cooling effectiveness is a factor when buying a gaming laptop, it will affect durability and enjoyment (very noisy fans drive me crazy) HP Victus 16 (i5 12500h): CPU temperature quite high (89°C)
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Darknoor 06 May 2023 12:15
For the consistant superb performance, it is a small price, the noise and heat.
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Lenard 11 December 2022 00:46
I'll go for AMD on this one. Why? Cause the laptop I'm comparing to has an RTX 3050 bundle with it. With the same price.
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Darknoor 06 May 2023 12:16
Won't argue. 3060 and up, 12700H is no thinker.
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Loocaz 18 October 2022 12:17
I bought the space edition Zenbook 14X and returned it after a few days of testing. The 12700H is powerful. There is no doubt that it can easily put the 6800h or similar processors in the dirt. But oh boy the experience was horrible. I opened the package, charged it, and changed the settings so I get the longest runtime out of the battery. Should be good? Running two Chrome tabs took 10% of the battery in about 10 to 15 minutes. And boy that thing got hot so quickly. And on top of that: intel doesn't let you undervolt it because they know they lose to AMD if you try to limit the power consumption.
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anonymous 28 October 2022 07:11
You can easily change the power limits through Intel XTU or ThrottleStop. Intel doesn't let you undervolt because of a previous security patch called Plundervolt, but now they are too lazy to change it back or are planning to make it a feature of HK CPUs (which is ridiculous - everyone should be able to undervolt).
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Undestined 24 September 2022 12:25
I agree with everyone supporting AMD here. Intel is not that good at making mobile processors. Not necessarily bad but AMD is way better than intel, at least in the mobile CPU market. Also, even in the desktop CPUs, AMD and Intel have pretty similar "benchmark scores" but performance-wise AMD is better.
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Honolulu 30 September 2022 13:40
Each and every word that you said is nonsense.
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Loocaz 18 October 2022 12:25
Honolulu, AMD wins this one because they try to maximize efficiency. Putting a 12700h or even 12900h into a laptop destroys the point of it being portable. This thing only beats the 6800h if you are permanently plugged in and that is the harsh reality. And why is there even a "comparison" between AMD's 8-core and Intel's 14-core CPU? The fact that 6 more physical cores and way too much power consumption still aren't enough to fully "beat" the competition is sad.
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Darknoor 09 March 2023 22:56
Loocaz, Using a gaming laptop you are expected to play plugged in for full power and using it on the battery is a side quirk most times.
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INA 25 August 2022 15:08
When buying a gaming machine one doesn't worry about the cost of running it, it's like you can afford a Ferrari with your life's savings but can you maintain it? Lol Intel 12 series was the answer to abuse intel got after AMD's rise Even the M1 chip ate dust, so instead of being paranoid better accept it for once Intel did well. And btw those bitching about high energy consumption about 12th gen 1) gamers don't care 2) 12th gen has low vol and ultra low vol processor with same power (1280p, u series etc) 3) when that rtx 3070 or something in your laptop farts I doubt any heatsink or fans can cool it down and the new 4000 series has a power rating above roof so worry about that first.
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Alan 10 June 2022 08:31
It has been 6 months since the introduction of the new AMD 6800H CPUs and we still do not have Lenovo laptops with this processor in Germany! Damn Lenovo
+79 Reply
Dev 18 May 2022 20:33
Intel sucks as much as 120 watts under full load, not fair compared. And loses horribly once on battery power.
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anonymous 28 October 2022 07:15
This is nonsense. AMD CPUs can draw 120 watts under full load too. The reason you don't see laptops that powerful with Ryzen CPUs is that Intel has fully outclassed AMD in the high-end laptop space. The Ryzen 9 6900HX can get a Cinebench R23 of 15k at absolute max, while the i9-12950HX can easily get over 20k (often up to 24k). Anyone who wants a laptop that can handle that power draw will want Intel because they are so much faster.
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Intel failed when it comes to efficiency 09 March 2022 18:53
Intel is cheating on this one, if you locked both CPUs at 45W, Ryzen will smash the Intel competitor, but the thing with Intel is, the CPUs are going +100W!! You don't want 100W of the heat in a laptop! We need more efficient CPUs and that's what AMD is giving us :)
+139 Reply
Joe 19 March 2022 23:16
Intel Still Stuck on 10nm XD Also Ryzen is better cos it's more power-efficient and cooler Btw ur correct that the intel one used 100w (Imagine the audacity of intel LMAO)
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Fadh 19 May 2022 13:00
Joe, What is the maximum R7 6800H TDP? in official website it only appear the default TDP (45W)
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Dwanz 04 June 2022 23:29
Fadh, I guess the newer one's TDP will be the same as its predecessor, around 54 watt
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anonymous 28 October 2022 07:17
The i7-12700H beats the Ryzen 7 6800H in Cinebench R23 at 45 watts and higher. AMD wins at 40 watts and lower. Intel does NOT need to get anywhere close to 100W to beat AMD. Intel consistently has higher single-core scores at low TDPs also. If you don't believe me, watch Jarrod's Tech's comparison.
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Darknoor 09 March 2023 22:58
I can't afford a PC so I want the most powerful laptop at the cheapest price even if it's always plugged in. It's a gaming machine, efficiency is not a priority.
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10nmVS6nm 27 February 2022 09:41
Just Please look at 10nm VS 6nm, no matter how powerful Intel is, the heat dissipation is always is performance on the sky floor, and Intel is going to play a big little core.
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FTH 20 February 2022 13:00
Ryzen GPU is better than Intel GPU but looks at cores, caches, and threads
+120 Reply
Stefan 07 February 2022 09:32
All-in for Ryzen, we got enough pain from Intel price last 15 years, we will never forget :)
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Wow 06 February 2022 20:27
Looks like Intel took the challenge personally this time... I mean see the numbers people don't blindly hate vote.
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IknowMoreThanYou 01 August 2022 14:33
Yet people refer to 6nm vs 10nm. Guys those numbers are just marketing reflecting no physical distance on the transistor. And why does AMD using TSMC N6 (not 6-nm) seems like a big achievement for AMD? Isn't that a TSMC achievement? And why do you think a so-called 6nm is on par with the previously known 10-nm Intel technology node and even seems inferior in terms of performance? The answer is simple and clear. Intel 10-nm which was renamed Intel-7 has similar density and performance to TSMC N6 (well a hypothetical N7 if existed). So stop 6nm vs 10nm non-sense.
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Enny 20 August 2022 09:13
IknowMoreThanYou, It's not nonsense. Intel draws a lot of power typically more than 100 watts, while AMD draws a maximum of 45 watts. This is better for efficiency, battery life, and heat management. Hence, Intel might win in terms of numbers, drawing more than twice the wattage of the AMD, but the AMD is a better and more efficient chip giving much better battery life and efficiency even on battery.
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anonymous 28 October 2022 07:22
Enny, Why does everyone think Intel needs 100 W to beat AMD? They absolutely do not. Intel is more power efficient at 45 W and above in Cinebench. An average gaming laptop can sustain 75 W of power draw, so I don't see why you are praising AMD for limiting their TDP to 45 W. I have an i7-12700H and it draws around 25 W in games, while still getting higher FPS than its Ryzen counterpart. I won't contest your claim about battery life, though - Intel really needs to optimize its power management on battery.
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Greco 19 March 2023 11:36
Enny, I agree, Intel CPUs (especially higher-end CPUs require plenty of cooling. Below laptop fans get pretty noisy. Dell Inspiron G15 15 (i7 12700h) and HP Victus 16 (i5 12500h).
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