Intel Core i9 12900HX vs i7 13700HX

We compared two 16-core laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz Intel Core i9 12900HX against the 2.1 GHz i7 13700HX. 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 13700HX and 12900HX
Advantages of Intel Core i9 12900HX
  • Unlocked multiplier
Advantages of Intel Core i7 13700HX
  • Newer - released 8-months later

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 1160 MB/sec 1040 MB/sec
Clang compilation 129.9 Klines/sec 130.5 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 359.9 pages/sec 322.9 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 420.5 Mpixels/sec 325.3 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 252 pages/sec 258.9 pages/sec
Background blur 41.7 images/sec 57.2 images/sec
Photo processing 125 images/sec 68.8 images/sec
Ray tracing 29.8 Mpixels/sec 28.4 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 119.2 GOps/sec 123.4 GOps/sec
Floating point math 89.3 GOps/sec 91 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 139M Primes/sec 131M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 47.1M Strings/sec 44.5M Strings/sec
Data encryption 24.2 GBytes/sec 23.6 GBytes/sec
Data compression 422.6 MBytes/sec 413 MBytes/sec
Physics 2075 Frames/sec 2013 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 25.7B Matrices/sec 25.6B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 12900HX and i7 13700HX


Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 10, 2022 January 3, 2023
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i9-12900HX i7-13700HX
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (32EU) UHD Graphics (32EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 2.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5 GHz 5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Total Cores 16 16
Total Threads 24 24
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 23x 21x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 2MB (per core)
L3 Cache 30MB (shared) 30MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 45-55 W (configurable) 45-55 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 157 W 157 W
Socket BGA-1964 BGA-1964
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (32EU) Intel UHD Graphics (32EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1550 MHz 1550 MHz
Shading Units 256 256
TMUs 16 16
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 32
TGP 45 W 45 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i9 12900HX official page Intel Core i7 13700HX official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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