Intel Core i7 12700H vs Apple M1 Pro

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 12700H with 14-cores against the 3.2 GHz Apple M1 Pro with 10-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 Pro and 12700H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700H
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • Has 4 more physical cores
Advantages of Apple M1 Pro
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Supports quad-channel memory

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 992.7 MB/sec
Clang compilation 87.2 Klines/sec 69.6 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 296.1 pages/sec 205.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 326.6 Mpixels/sec 209.8 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 237.7 pages/sec 243.6 pages/sec
Background blur 46.7 images/sec 35.3 images/sec
Photo processing 98.3 images/sec 84.5 images/sec
Ray tracing 18 Mpixels/sec 9.68 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
M1 Pro +5%
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 93.1 GOps/sec 46.4 GOps/sec
Floating point math 67.1 GOps/sec 64.7 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 98M Primes/sec 275M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 34.8M Strings/sec 32.9M Strings/sec
Data encryption 18.1 GBytes/sec 12.3 GBytes/sec
Data compression 309.2 MBytes/sec 275.4 MBytes/sec
Physics 1571 Frames/sec 2705 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 18.4B Matrices/sec 11.4B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700H and Apple M1 Pro


Vendor Intel Apple
Released January 4, 2022 October 18, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 ARMv8
Codename Alder Lake Apple M1
Model number i7-12700H -
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-core)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 8
P-Threads 12 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz -
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 2
E-Threads 8 2
Base Frequency (E) 1.7 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.5 GHz -
Total Cores 14 10
Total Threads 20 10
Bus Frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 23x -
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 192K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 24MB (shared)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) -
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 33.7 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
TDP (PL1) 35-45 W (configurable) 30 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 115 W -
Socket BGA-1744 Apple M-Socket
Peak temperature 100°C -


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-core)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 450 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 1296 MHz
Shading Units 768 2048
TMUs 48 128
ROPs 24 64
Execution Units 96 -
TGP 15 W 30 W
Max. Resolution - 6016x3384 - 60 Hz

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-5200
- LPDDR4x-4267
- LPDDR5-6400
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 4
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 204.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 12700H official page -
PCI Express Version 4.0 -
PCI Express Lanes 28 -

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So which CPU will you choose: Apple M1 Pro or Intel Core i7 12700H?
Hello 08 August 2023 03:30
I prefer the M1 Pro because it remains cool. My fans never turn on, and the laptop is always cold to the touch.
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AeroHydra 22 December 2022 06:26
The 12th gen Intel processors are very competitive and show that Intel is finally getting its game back up after a long period of stagnation. They have much better thermals than the 11th gen (much less the 10th gen) and perform better with higher efficiency. Apple's processors are still unmatched with how cool and efficient they run, but Intel is definitely catching up (and this is undoubtedly a good thing as competition breeds innovation).
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w0by 12 November 2022 17:20
I prefer the M1 Pro because it stays nice and cool. My fans never turn on and the laptop is always cold to the touch. I was looking at laptops at a box store and all of them were hot/warm, every single one of them except for the Apple laptops.
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