Intel Core i5-12500H vs Intel Core i5-12450H

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Intel Core i5-12500H CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel Core i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12450H

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-12500H or Intel Core i5-12450H - 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 i5-12500H has 12 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-12500H was released in Q1/2022.

The Intel Core i5-12450H has 8 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-12450H was released in Q1/2022.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Core i 12000H (23) CPU group Intel Core i 12000H (23)
12 Generation 12
Alder Lake H Architecture Alder Lake H
Mobile Segment Mobile
Intel Core i5-11500H Predecessor --
Intel Core i5-13500H Successor Intel Core i5-13420H

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-12500H has 12 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-12500H is 2.80 GHz (4.50 GHz) while the Intel Core i5-12450H has 8 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-12450H is at 2.00 GHz (4.40 GHz).

Intel Core i5-12500H Characteristic Intel Core i5-12450H
12 Cores 8
16 Threads 12
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.80 GHz (4.50 GHz)
4x Golden Cove
A-Core 2.00 GHz (4.40 GHz)
4x Golden Cove
1.80 GHz (3.30 GHz)
8x Gracemont
B-Core 1.50 GHz (3.30 GHz)
4x Gracemont

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 i5-12500H Characteristic Intel Core i5-12450H
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i5-12500H or Intel Core i5-12450H has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 12th Gen (48 EU)
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
1.30 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
13 GPU Generation 12
10 nm Technology 10 nm
4 Max. displays 3
80 Compute units 48
640 Shader 384
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12.1 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 Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 12th Gen (48 EU)
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 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 i5-12500H can use up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 83.2 GB/s. The Intel Core i5-12450H supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 83.2 GB/s.

Intel Core i5-12500H Characteristic Intel Core i5-12450H
LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
64 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
83.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 83.2 GB/s
No ECC No
9.00 MB L2 Cache 7.00 MB
18.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
28 PCIe lanes 28
55.1 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 55.1 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i5-12500H is 45 W, while the Intel Core i5-12450H has a TDP of 45 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i5-12500H Characteristic Intel Core i5-12450H
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 45 W
115 W TDP (PL2) 115 W
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-12500H is manufactured in 10 nm and has 27.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i5-12450H is manufactured in 10 nm and has a 19.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i5-12500H Characteristic Intel Core i5-12450H
10 nm Technology 10 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, AVX2+
BGA 1744 Socket BGA 1744
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 Q1/2022
311 $ Release price 311 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-12500H (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H (97%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-12500H (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H (81%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
102 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
96 (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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
546 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
541 (99%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1722 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1665 (97%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
14017 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
10155 (72%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1674 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1650 (99%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
9780 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
7786 (80%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
2241 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2218 (99%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
9961 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
8862 (89%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
5688 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
3625 (64%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.30 GHz
1611 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 12th Gen (48 EU) @ 1.20 GHz
921 (57%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
21625 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
18072 (84%)

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 i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
640 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12450H
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