Intel Core i7-12700H breaks the 18000 points barrier in Cinebench R23 inside the MSI Vector GP66

What happens when suddenly you’re not the biggest name in the room. This is what happened around 5 years ago when AMD launched Ryzen and put Intel to the side. With each passing year, AMD would improve steadily, while Intel just sat there, watching and waiting, biding their time.

Now, things seem to be taking another turn, as Alder Lake is here to finish off what Tiger Lake started, that being coming back on top and dominating the CPU field and putting AMD on the #2 spot. Their latest weapon, the Core i7-12700H, surprised everyone, taking the top spot in our Top Laptop CPU Ranking.

Moreover, with its 14 Cores and 20 Threads, the CPU showcases superb performance in Cinebench R23, breaking the 18000 points barrier, and cementing itself as the fastest laptop CPU up to date.

Here is our Top Laptop CPU Ranking, which shows the fastest CPUs that we have managed to put to the test.

Specs table

Base / Max CPU frequency2.30 – 4.70 GHzCore / ArchitectureAlder Lake-H
Number of cores14Logical Cores (Threads)20
Instructions type64 bitsLL cache24576 KB
TDP45 WLithography10 nm
Integrated GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)Memory TypeDDR5-4800, LPDDR5-5200, DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Base GPU frequency400 MHzMax. GPU frequency1350 MHz
Max. operating temperature100 °CMax Memory64GB
Memory channels2ReleasedQ1 2022

CPU benchmarks

Here is a short excerpt of our CPU tests, which put the Core i7-12700H against other high-performing processors, both new and older models. The Core i7 blazes past the competition, delivering unseen performance for a laptop.

Cinebench R23
MSI Vector GP66 – Core i7-12700H18244
ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513 (2022) – Ryzen 7 6800H14343
Lenovo Legion 5i 17 – Core i7-11800H14038
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 – Ryzen 9 5900HX13553

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-12700H:

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