Intel Core i9 12900HK vs i7 12700H

We compared two 14-core laptop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i9 12900HK 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 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 12700H and 12900HK
Advantages of Intel Core i9 12900HK
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 6% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5 GHz vs 4.7 GHz)
  • 11% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2667 vs 2409 points

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 584.3 MB/sec 1009.1 MB/sec
Clang compilation 135.7 Klines/sec 87.2 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 195 pages/sec 296.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 326.9 Mpixels/sec 326.6 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 285.3 pages/sec 237.7 pages/sec
Background blur 59.9 images/sec 46.7 images/sec
Photo processing 73.3 images/sec 98.3 images/sec
Ray tracing 30.4 Mpixels/sec 18 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 97.9 GOps/sec 93.1 GOps/sec
Floating point math 69 GOps/sec 67.1 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 115M Primes/sec 98M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 36.3M Strings/sec 34.8M Strings/sec
Data encryption 19.2 GBytes/sec 18.1 GBytes/sec
Data compression 323.1 MBytes/sec 309.2 MBytes/sec
Physics 1876 Frames/sec 1571 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 19.3B Matrices/sec 18.4B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 12900HK and i7 12700H


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i9-12900HK 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) 2.5 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) 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Total Cores 14 14
Total Threads 20 20
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 23x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 24MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes 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 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 i9 12900HK official page Intel Core i7 12700H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 28

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