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 frequency 2.30 – 4.70 GHz Core / Architecture Alder Lake-H
Number of cores 14 Logical Cores (Threads) 20
Instructions type 64 bits LL cache 24576 KB
TDP 45 W Lithography 10 nm
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) Memory Type DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-5200, DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Base GPU frequency 400 MHz Max. GPU frequency 1350 MHz
Max. operating temperature 100 °C Max Memory 64GB
Memory channels 2 Released Q1 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 i7-12700H 18244
ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513 (2022) – Ryzen 7 6800H 14343
Lenovo Legion 5i 17 – Core i7-11800H 14038
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 – Ryzen 9 5900HX 13553

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-12700H:

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