Intel Core i5-12500H

Intel Core i5-12500H Benchmark

Intel Core i5-12500H Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 12 core Intel 12th Generation Core i5 BGA 1744 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-12500H good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

68 %
Very Good score from 7 samples
Medium uncertainty
Very Good
88th of 1,233
358th of 1,233
7 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.


Very Good

68 %


Very Good

91 %


Very Good

62 %

Heavy Workloads

Very Good

61 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Cinebench R23

Cinebench R23

Multi threaded benchmark

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i5-12500H compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-12400F
71 %
Intel Core i5-12400
70 %
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
70 %
Intel Core i5-12500H
68 %
Intel Core i7-11800H
64 %
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
63 %
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
52 %


Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.5 GHz
Cores 12
Threads 16
L1 Cache 960 KiB
L2 Cache 5120 KiB
L3 Cache 18 MiB
PCIe Lanes 28
Socket BGA 1744
Family 12th Generation Core i5
Memory Type DDR5-4800
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2022-02-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 45 W

Intel Core i5-12500H

The Core i5-12500H is a 12 core CPU from Intel released in 2022. This chip has a very good overall score at 68% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 91%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-12500H scores 62% and 61% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-12500H has 12 cores and 16 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.5 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.5 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i5-12500H makes use of DDR5-4800 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 64 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i5-12500H has 960 KiB of level 1 cache, 5 MiB of level 2 cache and 18 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

It has a total of 28 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i5-12500H CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 45 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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