Intel Core i7 13700H vs i7 12700H

We compared two 14-core laptop CPUs: the 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 13700H against the 2.3 GHz i7 12700H. 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 13700H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 13700H
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • 6% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5 GHz vs 4.7 GHz)


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 13700H and i7 12700H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2023 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Alder Lake
Model number i7-13700H i7-12700H
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5 GHz 4.7 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.8 GHz 1.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.7 GHz 3.5 GHz
Total Cores 14 14
Total Threads 20 20
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 24x 23x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 24MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1744
TDP 35-45 W (configurable) 35-45 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 115 W 115 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 1500 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 DDR5-5200, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-6400, LPDDR5x-6400, 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 13700H official page Intel Core i7 12700H official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 28

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i7 12700H or i7 13700H?
Juci 01 June 2023 17:42
There's no compelling reason to invest in the 13700H unless Intel suddenly halts production of their 12th gen CPUs. Honestly, I struggle to understand why they even launched the 13th gen H series, along with the i3-i7 parts of the HX series, which are virtually equivalent to CPUs like the 12800HX, etc. We're seeing a lot of repackaging and rebranding as 'new' these days. The only real upgrade in the 13th gen is the i9 series, but given their sky-high price, we might as well act like they don't exist.
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Jeel Chauhan 25 April 2023 05:24
I prefer the Intel 12th Gen i7-12700H processor because there isn't much difference between the 12th and 13th Gen processors. The only distinction is the price, with the 13th Gen being more expensive, while the specs and performance are quite similar.
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Darknoor 04 January 2023 10:03
Came worried my recently bought 11th gen was surpassed hard only to smile seeing I'm just as good.
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Neil 24 December 2022 00:54
The 13th gen definitely looks like a bit of a disappointment. For someone comparing the 6800H though, it's not really an apples-to-apples comparison. The 6800H is more efficient, but more importantly its igpu is more than 2x more powerful using RDNA2. Intel makes sense if you want to squeak out 15-20% more CPU performance, but you'll do it at the penalty of power and have a crappy igpu.
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Mostafa 25 January 2023 14:01
When you buy a laptop with i7 12700h it will come with a dedicated GPU so no need to care about Igpu, igpu is important with series u because most of them come without a dedicated GPU
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Kris 21 February 2023 23:40
Mostafa, It's important, because there are laptops like Asus Rog Flow x13, where igpu is very important, and have also normal GPU.
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Fushigi 27 November 2022 15:39
Lmfaoooooo, wtf intel. What were you thinking? I would understand if they improved things like efficiency and have the same outputs. But the 12th gen is more efficient 💀. I think intel is knowingly trying to sabotage this series to boost the new p series and u series.
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Anonymous 22 May 2023 05:14
More like their 13th gen is just so inefficient (relatively) that you can't see any performance improvement when power is as limited as it is in laptops. On the desktop, there is more of a different because power consumption increased. Also, the fact that the core count is identical didn't help. The 14th gen supposedly comes with massive efficiency improvements but only up to 6+8 (P and E cores) and a lower clock speed, so don't expect any performance improvements until the 15th gen releases.
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Marsel 30 October 2022 20:55
I would definitely choose the 12th i7 mobile processor because the 13th gen just isn't that much improved over the 12th gen H series. Like the desktop i7-13700k has 4 more efficient cores 5MB more of cash and higher clock speeds which is an improvement over the 12700k. But on the other hand, it is a lot more difficult to improve the mobile cpu's because of the heat management, etc. I think that the best advancement in the intel H mobile cpu's was the switch from 11800H to 12700H where Intel introduced the P and E cores. For example, i7 12700H absolutely destroyed AMD 7 6800H in Peak performance.
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legaacyl 23 March 2023 21:10
if there's something new, why not?? the price still cost the same, and you get 15% more performance.
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