Details allegedly belonging to Intel’s 12th generation Core i7-12800H mobile CPU have made their way onto the internet. Specifically and as with most information about processors, the details were first posted on the benchmark site, Geekbench, and Twitter.
In the case of Twitter, the 12800H’s details were posted by Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks), who seemingly discovered the CPU’s benchmark details first. According to the Geekbench listing, the CPU is fitted inside a Gigabyte AORUS 15 YE4 laptop and paired with 16GB of what we presume is DDR5 RAM. In terms of core configuration, the system information specifies that the CPU has a 14-cores, 20-threads configuration, with initial reports stating that six of those cores are Golden Cove (P-Core) cores, with the remaining eight being Gracemont (E-Core) cores.
[GB5 CPU] Unknown CPU
CPU: Intel Core i7-12800H (14C 20T)
Min/Max/Avg: 19877/28309/26620 MHz
CPUID: 906A2 (GenuineIntel)
Scores, vs AMD 5800X
Single: 1654, -4.3%
Multi: 9618, -10.5%https://t.co/go6LhQQ1XR
— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) November 15, 2021
In terms of frequency, the CPU seemingly has a base clock of 2.80GHz and a yet unknown maximum boost clock; the 28.3GHz is obviously an error, probably due to an older version of the Geekbench software that was being by Gigabyte at the time. That said, if the base clock is to be believed, then that speed is just 100MHz lower than Intel’s upcoming Core i9-12900H. As for its performance, the CPU scores 1654 points on the single-core test and 9618 on the multi-core test. For comparison’s sake, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX in the same benchmark scored 1417 in the single-core test and 7641 in the multi-core test. Expectedly, those scores also beat out its predecessor, the Core i7-11800H, which scored 1474 and 7959 on the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.
While there is still no official news about its mobile Alder Lake processors, it is widely expected that Intel will reveal the full lineup during its CES 2022 keynote that is scheduled to kick off in January. If the trend also stays the course, then it is likely that we will be seeing the Core i7-12800H, among others, shipping out with next-generation gaming laptops, with the more power-efficient variants to follow later in the year.