Intel Core i7 12700H vs i5 13500HX

We compared two 14-core laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 12700H against the 2.5 GHz i5 13500HX. 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 13500HX and 12700H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13500HX
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0

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 991.1 MB/sec
Clang compilation 87.2 Klines/sec 101.4 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 296.1 pages/sec 302.8 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 326.6 Mpixels/sec 403.1 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 237.7 pages/sec 244.3 pages/sec
Background blur 46.7 images/sec 40.2 images/sec
Photo processing 98.3 images/sec 108.9 images/sec
Ray tracing 18 Mpixels/sec 22.1 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 98.8 GOps/sec
Floating point math 67.1 GOps/sec 73.1 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 98M Primes/sec 99M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 34.8M Strings/sec 37.2M Strings/sec
Data encryption 18.1 GBytes/sec 19.6 GBytes/sec
Data compression 309.2 MBytes/sec 329.1 MBytes/sec
Physics 1571 Frames/sec 1683 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 18.4B Matrices/sec 20.3B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700H and i5 13500HX


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 January 3, 2023
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i7-12700H i5-13500HX
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) UHD Graphics (16EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 4.7 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.7 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Total Cores 14 14
Total Threads 20 20
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 23x 25x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 2MB (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 24MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 35-45 W (configurable) 45-55 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 115 W 157 W
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1964
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel UHD Graphics (16EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 1500 MHz
Shading Units 768 128
TMUs 48 16
ROPs 24 8
Execution Units 96 16
TGP 15 W 15 W
0.382 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-5200
- LPDDR4x-4267
- DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i7 12700H official page Intel Core i5 13500HX official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 20

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