Intel Core i7-12700H vs Intel Core i7-1260P

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Intel Core i7-12700H CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-1260P

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-12700H or Intel Core i7-1260P - 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 i7-12700H has 14 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.70 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-12700H was released in Q1/2022.

The Intel Core i7-1260P has 12 cores with 16 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 i7-1260P was released in Q1/2022.
Intel Core i7 (298) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
Intel Core i 12000H (23) CPU group Intel Core i 1200P/1200U (21)
12 Generation 12
Alder Lake H Architecture Alder Lake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i7-13700H Successor Intel Core i7-1360P

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-12700H is a 14 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (4.70 GHz). The Intel Core i7-1260P has 12 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.10 GHz (4.70 GHz).

Intel Core i7-12700H Characteristic Intel Core i7-1260P
14 Cores 12
20 Threads 16
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz (4.70 GHz)
6x Golden Cove
A-Core 2.10 GHz (4.70 GHz)
4x Golden Cove
1.70 GHz (3.50 GHz)
8x Gracemont
B-Core 1.50 GHz (3.40 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.

Intel Core i7-12700H Characteristic Intel Core i7-1260P
-- AI hardware --
-- 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.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
1.40 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.40 GHz
13 GPU Generation 13
10 nm Technology 10 nm
4 Max. displays 4
96 Compute units 96
768 Shader 768
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
12.1 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.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) 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 / 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 i7-12700H supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-1260P can connect up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i7-12700H Characteristic Intel Core i7-1260P
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
11.50 MB L2 Cache 9.00 MB
24.00 MB L3 Cache 18.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 28
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 55.1 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i7-12700H has a TDP of 45 W, that of the Intel Core i7-1260P is 28 W.

Intel Core i7-12700H Characteristic Intel Core i7-1260P
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 28 W
115 W TDP (PL2) 64 W
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-12700H has a 35.50 MB cache, while the Intel Core i7-1260P cache has a total of 27.00 MB.

Intel Core i7-12700H Characteristic Intel Core i7-1260P
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
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
457 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-12700H (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P (90%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-12700H (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P (62%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
103 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
73 (71%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
916 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
300 (33%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
1806 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1773 (98%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
15453 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
11420 (74%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
1607 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1607 (100%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
12103 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
9088 (75%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
2280 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
2151 (94%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
11424 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
7655 (67%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
694 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
612 (88%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
7170 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
4017 (56%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
2146 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
2146 (100%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
26713 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
17345 (65%)

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
131 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
235 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
1778 (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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
15,453 CB R23 MC @ 96 W
161 (100%)
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
2.10 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-1260P
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