Intel Core i7 12700H vs AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 12700H with 14-cores against the 4.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS with 8-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

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 7940HS and 12700H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700H
  • Has 6 more physical cores
  • Has 8192 KB larger L3 cache size
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  • Supports up to 256 GB DDR5-5600 RAM
  • More modern manufacturing process – 4 versus 10 nanometers
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • 11% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.2 GHz vs 4.7 GHz)
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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)
17463

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)
13106
File compression 1009.1 MB/sec 1330 MB/sec
Clang compilation 87.2 Klines/sec 101.3 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 296.1 pages/sec 279.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 326.6 Mpixels/sec 376.7 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 237.7 pages/sec 256 pages/sec
Background blur 46.7 images/sec 60.6 images/sec
Photo processing 98.3 images/sec 103.3 images/sec
Ray tracing 18 Mpixels/sec 21.9 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]

PassMark

Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
30875
Integer math 93.1 GOps/sec 105.2 GOps/sec
Floating point math 67.1 GOps/sec 64.5 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 98M Primes/sec 92M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 34.8M Strings/sec 43.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 18.1 GBytes/sec 22.5 GBytes/sec
Data compression 309.2 MBytes/sec 377.4 MBytes/sec
Physics 1571 Frames/sec 1501 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 18.4B Matrices/sec 28.3B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700H and AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 4, 2022 January 4, 2023
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 4 (Phoenix)
Model number i7-12700H -
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Radeon 780M

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 8
P-Threads 12 16
Base Frequency (P) 2.3 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 5.2 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 -
E-Threads 8 -
Base Frequency (E) 1.7 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.5 GHz -
Total
Total Cores 14 8
Total Threads 20 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 23x 40x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1MB (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Package

Transistors - 25 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 4 nm
TDP (PL1) 35-45 W (configurable) 35-54 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 115 W -
Socket BGA-1744 FP8
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Radeon 780M
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 1500 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 2800 MHz
Shading Units 768 768
TMUs 48 48
ROPs 24 32
Execution Units 96 12
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution - 7680x4320 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
1.69 TFLOPS
8.12 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-5200
- LPDDR4x-4267
- DDR5-5600
- LPDDR5x-7500
Memory Size 64 GB 256 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i7 12700H official page AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS or Intel Core i7 12700H?
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