Intel Core i5-11400H vs Intel Core i7-12700H

Compare Intel 11th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i7 14 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

52 %
81 %
55% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

76 %
98 %
28% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

45 %
76 %
68% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

43 %
75 %
74% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

80% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

71% significantly higher Blender score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

104% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score



Number of physical processing units

133% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

66% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2.69 GHz
16% slightly higher clock speed
2.3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.5 GHz
4.7 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
28% slightly lower TDP
45 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

40% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
64 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

576 KiB
1120 KiB
94% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

12 MiB
24 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

188th of 1,239
47th of 1,239


The product line

11th Generation Core i5
12th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2021
February 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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.


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