Intel Core i7 12700H vs i7 1260P

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 12700H with 14-cores against the 2.1 GHz i7 1260P with 12-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
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 1260P and 12700H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700H
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700H and i7 1260P


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 February 23, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i7-12700H i7-1260P
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 4
P-Threads 12 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.3 GHz 2.1 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 1.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Total Cores 14 12
Total Threads 20 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 23x 21x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 18MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1744
TDP 35-45 W (configurable) 20-28 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 115 W 64 W
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 1400 MHz
Shading Units 768 768
TMUs 48 48
ROPs 24 24
Execution Units 96 96
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 12700H official page Intel Core i7 1260P official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 20

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Total votes: 549


So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i7 1260P or i7 12700H?
Farwestgarohills 24 January 2023 11:54
I have i7-12700H. CPU performance is excellent with RTX2050. I don't prefer the i7-1260P. Simply, because its performance is almost half of 12700H. If you buy it, you will regret it when you are rendering 2 hrs long movie with complex effects. For me, it took 11 hrs. With 12700H, rendering cut down to under 5 hrs.
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zoltan 15 November 2022 21:24
Be careful with raw performance numbers. I have a notebook with i7-12700H, it is good. But its performance is limited to 3/4 of the usually mentioned numbers. For example 12k in cinebenchr23 instead of 16k. Intel data sheet says the maximum turbo power is 115 W. My machine has an 80W limit. It is still good, but it is almost the same as the cheaper i5-12500H. Also, a notebook with an H CPU may require 90W power brick while the P CPU series usually ship with 65W brick. Using a thunderbolt dock you can have trouble with the high power requirement because docks are reporting 10-15W less power over Power Delivery. I got slow charger messages with a more capable thunderbolt dock when I used the 90W brick that comes with my notebook.
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TBM 17 October 2022 01:25
I'll take the i7-1260P. Why? I'm not a gamer, I'm not utilizing graphic-intensive apps. I am primarily a business office app user. I want increased battery life and less heat (and less fan).
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caden 24 August 2022 13:46
I have always picked performance in laptops I've had. Made up my mind to go with the 12700h for better performance...Thanks, guys for the input.
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vampire 11 July 2022 11:10
No doubt that i7 12700H is better but if you ask me then I will choose i7 1260P over i7 12700H. Reasons: 1) The cost is almost half(right now in offers) 2) At half the price, i7 1260P performs almost the same as the i7 12700H, just a little bit less. 3) Also less power consumption(38% less than i7 12700H)
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aiuy 25 October 2022 05:36
1) The i7-12700H usually comes with discrete GPUs, increasing the cost to double. However, if you look at the Intel website, the MSRP is only $22 cheaper for the i7-1260p. 2) The i7-12700H performs way better in multi-core applications, and still has a significant lead in single-core, and has more cache which makes it even better in many workloads. 3) TDP is a useless number, it doesn't mean anything for how much the CPU consumes. In addition, while the i7-12700H probably consumes slightly more power in single-core tasks (but definitely not 38%), it is more power efficient in multi-core workloads because of its higher core count because each core runs at a lower clock speed. This significantly reduces power consumption because of the exponential scaling of power usage with small increases in clock speed.
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