Intel Core i7-12700H climbs to the top step of our Laptop CPU Ranking

What a way to make a statement. Alder Lake arrived and the first thing it sought to do is to climb the charts in terms of CPU performance leaving a wasteland behind it.

Right now, the CPU looks unstoppable with its large core and thread count. From our little experience with Alder Lake, we can see that there have also been decent improvements in the battery life, with the new E-cores preserving power in low-resource tasks.

On the other hand, when performance is needed, all cores link up to deliver enough juice to take the top spot in our Top Laptop CPU Ranking. It outclassed even the Ryzen 9 5900HX, the most powerful weapon in AMD’s arsenal.

Spec sheet

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

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-12700H:

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