Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) vs Intel Core i7-12700H

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-12700H
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Intel Core i7-12700H

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) and the Intel Core i7-12700H and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) 12 core processor released in Q2/2024 with the Intel Core i7-12700H which has 14 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2022.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (4) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (4) CPU group Intel Core i 12000H (23)
1 Generation 12
Oryon Architecture Alder Lake H
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i7-13700H

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) is a 12 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.00 GHz (4.20 GHz). The processor can compute 12 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i7-12700H clocks with 2.30 GHz (4.70 GHz), has 14 CPU cores and can calculate 20 threads in parallel.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
12 Cores 14
12 Threads 20
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.00 GHz (4.20 GHz)
12x Oryon
A-Core 2.30 GHz (4.70 GHz)
6x Golden Cove
-- B-Core 1.70 GHz (3.50 GHz)
8x 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware --
Qualcomm Hexagon NPU @ 45 TOPS AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Qualcomm Adreno X Elite/Plus GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
1.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.40 GHz
-- GPU Generation 13
4 nm Technology 10 nm
4 Max. displays 4
-- Compute units 96
-- Shader 768
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
12.2 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.

Qualcomm Adreno X Elite/Plus 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 / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 64 GB of memory in a maximum of 8 memory channels is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100), while the Intel Core i7-12700H supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 83.2 GB/s enabled.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
LPDDR5X-8448 Memory LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
64 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
8 (Octa Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
133.9 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 83.2 GB/s
No ECC No
42.00 MB L2 Cache 11.50 MB
-- L3 Cache 24.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
-- PCIe lanes 20
-- PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) has a TDP of 23 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i7-12700H is 45 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
23 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 45 W
-- TDP (PL2) 115 W
80 W TDP up --
12 W TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) has 42.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 4 nm. The cache of Intel Core i7-12700H is at 35.50 MB. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Characteristic Intel Core i7-12700H
4 nm Technology 10 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
-- Socket BGA 1744
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10/11 (ARM), Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2024 Release date Q1/2022
-- Release price 457 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H (75%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H (75%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
132 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
103 (78%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1220 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
916 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
3218 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
2280 (71%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
15211 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
11424 (75%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
Qualcomm Adreno X Elite/Plus @ 1.20 GHz
4600 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
2146 (47%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 4.20 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
15453 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
12103 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 4.20 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 3.80 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
131 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
26713 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
1.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
15,453 CB R23 MC @ 96 W
161 (100%)

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

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).
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 1.00 GHz
45 (100%)
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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