Intel Core i7-12700H Laptop Review [GUIDE]

This review covers the performance, price, and power consumption of the new mobile CPU from Intel Core i7-12700H. Let’s take a closer look at the performance of the new mobile CPU and how it stacks up against other 11th-generation flagships. Intel’s new 7nm design offers the best mobile performance.

1. Intel Core i7-12700H

In terms of power consumption, the mobile CPU is about half the power of the desktop counterpart.

2. Performance

The performance of the Intel Core i7-12700H Alderton Lake on the Go is the same as that of its desktop counterpart, though there are some differences. The i7-12700H is a 6Pc + 8Ec processor that features a total of 20 threads, whereas the i7-11800H was an 8C/16T processor.

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One of the biggest differences between the two Alder Lake mobile processors is their base clock. The Intel Core i7-12700H starts at 3.5 GHz and can be boosted up to 4.7 GHz. This is a substantial improvement, especially when compared to the slower Ryzen 9 5900HX. This CPU can outperform the AMD Zen 3 offerings and even the 11th Gen flagship CPU from Apple.

The Apple chip reportedly consumes only 34W during a Cinebench R23 multi-thread test. The AMD chip, on the other hand, has a higher cTDP, whereas the Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake on the Go consumes 45W. However, the performance of the Alder Lake mobile processor on the Go will definitely be lower than the desktop version, so it’s not necessarily superior.

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The Alder Lake CPU scores well on games, as well. Computerbase, for example, has reported scores of 549 FPS in Dota and over 120fps on average. The resolution and settings used for this particular game aren’t mentioned in the report, but the performance seems good. So, what should we expect? We’ll see soon. And don’t forget about the battery life!

The new processor is not quite as powerful as its predecessor, but it is still very competitive. It’s a hybrid model that features two kinds of processing cores. One is big and efficient, which is designed for background tasks and the other is small and aimed at beefing up applications. Intel’s upcoming 5000 series will have 3D V-Cache, but the Alder Lake CPUs will be priced competitively for the same performance levels.

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3. Power consumption

The i7-12700H on the Go is capable of achieving more than twice the performance of its predecessor, the i7-12700. This new chip uses 45W of power, which is considerably higher than the i7-12700’s 37W TDP. But the performance boost is modest, at most providing about 70 percent of the i7-12700’s performance at a cost of around two-thirds of the former’s price.

Fortunately, the i7-12700H can burst to 115W when necessary. The default turbo boost setting is PL2, and it runs for 56 seconds at 75W. This is more than enough to handle most everyday tasks and still leave enough power for a good night’s sleep. Its overall power consumption is a bit more than expected, but that’s what you should expect from any mobile CPU.

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The i7-12700H is the first Core i7 on the Go processor to use Intel’s Alder Lake architecture. The Alder Lake lineup represents a breakaway from Intel’s desktop performance slump. Since Skylake and 11th-gen desktop chips have been largely unimpressive, the Alder Lake lineup should help Intel recover its performance. While we are all a bit skeptical of the i7-12700H, we do think the new processor’s performance will be worth the price.

The i7-12700H has enough raw computational power to handle gaming and video streaming. We found that this processor performs best at 65 W, and the three-dimensional benchmarks stayed well within the margin of error. As for power consumption, the chip also runs at a lower temperature. As a result, the chip will run cooler and use less power than the i7-11800H, which peaks at 96degC and consumes 113W of power.

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4. Comparison to 11th Gen flagship CPUs

The new 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake desktop CPUs from Intel were announced at CES 2021. Intel executives talked about the new GPU architecture, graphics, and AI features. We also got a look at the Core i9-11900K benchmarks. This review will show how these chips compare to AMD’s latest flagship processors. But is it enough to outshine the new AMD chips? Continue reading to learn more.

The Intel and AMD Ryzen CPUs have the edge in most tests. AMD Ryzen processors outperform Intel’s flagship CPUs for the same price and core count. However, they lag behind AMD in many tests. Only one Intel CPU beat the Ryzen in a single test, while AMD won almost every test. AMD’s CPUs often offer lower prices, which may play to AMD’s advantage.

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The Core i5 11600K offers a great value for the money. While the Core i7 11700K is a decent choice for those on a budget, it is rarely a good idea to spend more than this. In addition, the Core i9 11900K typically lags behind Ryzen 5900X and Ryzen 5800X. A good way to decide on a CPU is by comparing the price tag and performance of each processor.

Intel’s Rocket Lake chips offer a similar level of performance to their predecessors, with the main difference being the IPC. In terms of multi-core performance, the Rocket Lake CPUs outperform the Comet Lake Core i3 by 19 percent. AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is 17 percent behind M1 Max. Those comparisons are pretty much indistinguishable. You can see for yourself which one is the better choice for your personal computer.

5. Price

The Alder Lake on the Go series is aimed at content creation and multitasking. The Core i9-12900K can deliver up to 84% increase in frame rate over its predecessor. It also offers up to 36% faster performance in Adobe Lightroom, Premiere Pro, and Autodesk. The price of the new chip is yet to be announced. However, Intel has hinted that this processor series will be available in the market by late 2017.

The Alder Lake CPU can deliver up to 549 FPS and average 120fps in games like Hitman 3. Computerbase spotted a CapFrameX benchmark using the game Dota but did not specify the resolution or settings used. While this is still an underwhelming performance, it shows that Alder Lake has plenty of potential as an excellent gaming CPU.

As the name implies, Alder Lake processors use a hybrid architecture to divide their processing cores into efficient and performant ones. The latter is used to perform background tasks while the former is used for beefing up applications. These chips are produced on an Enhanced 10nm SuperFin process node. The two types of cores are the “Golden Cove” and the “Gracemont” cores.

The price of the Intel Core i7-12700H is a bit more expensive than its predecessor. But with extras and software tweaks, the new chip should be a very good buy. This new CPU is the first hybrid architecture from Intel. This chip also has the ability to overclock. There is a good chance that the price of the Alder Lake on the Go will fall in the coming years.

6. Availability

The new chip from Intel will be a laptop processor with six Golden Cove cores and eight Gracemont cores. It will also have three energy modes, which will be 12-20 watts, 20-28 watts, and 35-45 watts. This processor will probably offer slightly higher performance and power efficiency, but it’s too early to tell. It’s expected to be found in gaming laptops, including the MSI GE76 Raider.

The i7-12700H is not yet available for public purchase, but it’s been seen in a few Geekbench benchmark results. It scores between 1350 and 1680 points on SC and 10500-11000 points on MC. The difference between these two is quite substantial. The i7-12700H runs at a lower temperature and consumes just 113W of power, compared to the i7-11800H which spikes up to 96degC.

The 12700H has enough power to handle the latest RTX 3070 mobile GPU and can also multitask. It’s a great CPU for midrange gaming laptops. It’s also a great CPU for multitasking and has enough overhead to play games at high settings. In fact, the 12700H can even run games at max GPU and stream video. This is great news for gamers who want a powerful gaming laptop on the go.

Final Words

In our Cinebench R23 test, the new Core i7-12700H beats the current generation of AMD Ryzen’s Ryzen 9 5900HX and Apple’s M1 Max chip in a 16-inch MacBook Pro. Interestingly, the new chip outperformed Apple’s M1 Max chip by 49%. But, remember, pre-release benchmark results should be treated with a pinch of salt.

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