Core i5-11400H vs Core i7-12700H specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-12700H is faster than the Core i5-11400H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-11400H in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-12700H has significantly more cores than the Core i5-11400H. Indeed, the Core i7-12700H has 14 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Core i5-11400H. It also has more threads than the Core i5-11400H. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-11400H has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-12700H. Despite this, the Core i7-12700H has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-11400H CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-12700H CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i5-11400H has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.