Intel Core i5-12500 vs Intel Core i7-11700

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-12500 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-11700
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i7-11700

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-12500 or Intel Core i7-11700 - 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 Intel Core i5-12500 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.60 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-12500 was released in Q1/2022.

The Intel Core i7-11700 has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.90 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-11700 was released in Q1/2021.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
Intel Core i 12000 (34) CPU group Intel Core i 11000 (22)
12 Generation 11
Alder Lake S Architecture Rocket Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i5-11500 Predecessor Intel Core i7-10700
Intel Core i5-13500 Successor Intel Core i7-12700

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-12500 is a 6 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.00 GHz (4.60 GHz). The Intel Core i7-11700 has 8 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.50 GHz (4.90 GHz).

Intel Core i5-12500 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700
6 Cores 8
12 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.00 GHz Frequency 2.50 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.90 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i5-12500 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

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.

Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 750
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.45 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
11 GPU Generation 12
10 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
32 Compute units 32
256 Shader 256
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

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.

Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 750
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 / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-12500 supports a maximum of 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-11700 can connect up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i5-12500 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700
DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC No
7.50 MB L2 Cache 4.00 MB
18.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i5-12500 has a TDP of 65 W, that of the Intel Core i7-11700 is 65 W.

Intel Core i5-12500 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
117 W TDP (PL2) 224 W @ 56 s
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-12500 has a 25.50 MB cache, while the Intel Core i7-11700 cache has a total of 20.00 MB.

Intel Core i5-12500 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700
10 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
LGA 1700 Socket LGA 1200
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2022 Release date Q1/2021
202 $ Release price 323 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-12500 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 (91%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-12500 (93%)
Intel Core i7-11700 (96%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
96 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
90 (94%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
659 (89%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
742 (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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1804 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1545 (86%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12974 (91%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
14327 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1804 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1721 (95%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
8973 (91%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9872 (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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
2365 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
2196 (93%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
10401 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9387 (90%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
688 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
589 (86%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
4960 (91%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5472 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.45 GHz
742 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
Intel UHD Graphics 750 @ 1.30 GHz
666 (90%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
178 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
145 (81%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
20002 (99%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
20144 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
4732 (80%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
5920 (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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
620 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
12,974 CB R23 MC @ 94 W
138 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
2.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i7-11700
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