Intel Core i7 12700K vs i7 12700H

We compared two CPUs: the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7 12700K (desktop) with 12-cores against the 2.3 GHz i7 12700H (laptop) with 14-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 electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 12700H and 12700K
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700K
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • 21% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 2096 vs 1733 points
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.7 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700H
  • 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)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700K and i7 12700H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released October 27, 2021 January 4, 2022
Type Desktop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i7-12700K i7-12700H
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 6
P-Threads 16 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.9 GHz 4.7 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 8
E-Threads 4 8
Base Frequency (E) 2.7 GHz 1.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Total Cores 12 14
Total Threads 20 20
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 36x 23x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 12MB (shared) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 25MB (shared) 24MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
Socket LGA-1700 BGA-1744
TDP 125 W 35-45 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 190 W 115 W
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1500 MHz 1400 MHz
Shading Units 256 768
TMUs 16 48
ROPs 8 24
Execution Units 32 96
TGP 15 W 15 W

Memory Support

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


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

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i7 12700H or i7 12700K?
Toaster 16 July 2022 03:01
i7 12700K is Really good and leaves plenty of headroom for future-proofing. Paired with a 30 series GPU it still has plenty of room for a beefier Future GPU. The 2 Extra cores on the -H are barely noticeable when compared to a Desktop CPU
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Fryer 28 September 2022 22:13
Right, but the performance of the 12700H is very good considering how much more efficient it is compared to the K (Desktop) version.
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