Intel Core i9 12900H vs i7 13800H

We compared two 14-core laptop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i9 12900H against the 2.5 GHz i7 13800H. 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 13800H and 12900H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 13800H
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.2 GHz vs 5 GHz)

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 763.2 MB/sec 1250 MB/sec
Clang compilation 79.6 Klines/sec 102.4 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 225.2 pages/sec 341.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 309.3 Mpixels/sec 384.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 210 pages/sec 236.2 pages/sec
Background blur 30.9 images/sec 53.7 images/sec
Photo processing 76.3 images/sec 116.7 images/sec
Ray tracing 17.6 Mpixels/sec 23.2 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 98.2 GOps/sec 96.6 GOps/sec
Floating point math 71.2 GOps/sec 70.9 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 111M Primes/sec 129M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 37.4M Strings/sec 35.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 19.6 GBytes/sec 18.4 GBytes/sec
Data compression 333.7 MBytes/sec 302.9 MBytes/sec
Physics 1812 Frames/sec 1966 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 19.9B Matrices/sec 19.1B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 12900H and i7 13800H


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 i9-12900H i7-13800H
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5 GHz 5.2 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.8 GHz 4 GHz
Total Cores 14 14
Total Threads 20 20
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 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) 35-45 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 115 W 115 W
Socket BGA-1744 BGA-1744
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 1450 MHz 1500 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
- DDR5-5200
- DDR4-3200
- LPDDR5-6400
- LPDDR5x-6400
- LPDDR4x-4267
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i9 12900H official page Intel Core i7 13800H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 28

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i7 13800H or i9 12900H?