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 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

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-12700H:

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