AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS vs Intel Core i7-12700H

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AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-12700H
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Intel Core i7-12700H

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS or Intel Core i7-12700H - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.20 GHz. Up to 256 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS was released in Q1/2023.

The Intel Core i7-12700H has 14 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-12700H was released in Q1/2022.
AMD Ryzen 9 (35) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
AMD Ryzen 7040 (21) CPU group Intel Core i 12000H (23)
6 Generation 12
Phoenix (Zen 4) Architecture Alder Lake H
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS Successor Intel Core i7-13700H

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 4.00 GHz (5.20 GHz). The Intel Core i7-12700H has 14 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (4.70 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
8 Cores 14
16 Threads 20
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
4.00 GHz (5.20 GHz)
8x Zen 4
A-Core 2.30 GHz (4.70 GHz)
6x Golden Cove
-- B-Core 1.70 GHz (3.50 GHz)
8x Gracemont

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
AMD Ryzen AI AI hardware --
AMD dedicated AI XDNA Technology AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

AMD Radeon 780M GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
0.80 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
2.80 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.40 GHz
3 GPU Generation 13
4 nm Technology 10 nm
4 Max. displays 4
12 Compute units 96
768 Shader 768
Yes Hardware Raytracing No
AMD FSR Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
12 DirectX Version 12.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon 780M GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS supports a maximum of 256 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-12700H can connect up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
DDR5-4800, DDR5-5600, LPDDR5-6400, LPDDR5X-7500 Memory LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
256 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
120.0 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 83.2 GB/s
Yes ECC No
8.00 MB L2 Cache 11.50 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache 24.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS has a TDP of 54 W, that of the Intel Core i7-12700H is 45 W.

AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
54 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 45 W
-- TDP (PL2) 115 W
-- TDP up --
35 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS has a 24.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i7-12700H cache has a total of 35.50 MB.

AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
4 nm Technology 10 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
FP8 Socket BGA 1744
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2023 Release date Q1/2022
-- Release price 457 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H (84%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (99%)
Intel Core i7-12700H (93%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1974 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
1607 (81%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
11600 (96%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
12103 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
2617 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
2280 (87%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12447 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
11424 (92%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M @ 2.80 GHz
4357 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
2146 (49%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
30995 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
26713 (86%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
103 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
916 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
1806 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
15453 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
694 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
7170 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
131 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
661 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
7423 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
15,453 CB R23 MC @ 96 W
161 (100%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
10 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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