Intel Core i7-12700F vs Intel Core i9-12900H

Compare Intel 12th Generation Core i7 12 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i9 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

107 %
21% slightly better overall score
88 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

123 %
12% slightly better gaming score
109 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

102 %
24% slightly better multitasking score
82 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

101 %
24% slightly better heavy workload score
81 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

17% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

28% slightly higher Blender score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

28% slightly higher Cinebench R23 score



Number of physical processing units

16% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.3 GHz
32% slightly higher clock speed
2.5 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.9 GHz
5 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
45 W
44% significantly lower TDP

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

960 KiB
1120 KiB
16% slightly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

25 MiB
4% slightly more L3 cache
24 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

21st of 1,255
35th of 1,255


The product line

12th Generation Core i7
12th Generation Core i9

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2022
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 i7-12700F vs Core i9-12900H specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-12700F is faster than the Core i9-12900H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i9-12900H in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i9-12900H has slightly more cores with 14 cores compared to the Core i7-12700F that has 12 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-12700F has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i9-12900H. Despite this, the Core i9-12900H has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i9-12900H outputs less heat than Core i7-12700F thanks to a significantly 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 i7-12700F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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