12th Gen Intel® Core™ Mobile Processors

Unleash the Future of Performance with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Mobile Processors, Including the New HX Series.

Highlights:

  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processors redefine multi-core architecture for laptop PCs with an all-new performance hybrid architecture.

  • The H-series 14-core processor paired with discrete graphics delivers an elite gaming and professional video editing experience.

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All-New Performance Hybrid Architecture

12th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processors deliver leadership in performance architecture. Performance cores—or “P-cores”—maximize single-thread performance and responsiveness, while efficient cores—or “E-cores”—deliver scalable, multi-threaded performance and efficient offload of background tasks for modern multi-tasking. Intel® Thread Director1 works seamlessly with the Operation System (OS) to intelligently optimize performance—placing the right task on the right core at the right time.

The Latest Technologies for Premium Laptop Experiences

Harnessing innovative new technologies, 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors provide real-world performance at home, at work or on-the-go. Supercharge your creative process, game like the pros or power your productivity with support for the latest PCIe Gen 5, AV1 media decode and advanced AI capabilities, including the dynamic noise suppression of the enhanced Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA). Present your best self on video calls with an Image Processing Unit (IPU) that offers enhanced image quality and integrated ISP for powerful image signals. You can experience uninterrupted connectivity and industry-leading memory and input/output (I/O) with integrated Intel® W-Fi 6E for freedom from legacy Wi-Fi device interference, DDR5 up to 4800 MT/s for enhanced speed and memory support bandwidth2 and Thunderbolt™ 4 for a truly universal single-cable connection.

Intel’s latest versatile portfolio of mobile products brings breakthrough power-performance. For the first time, Intel’s HX Series is bringing desktop-class performance to mobile workstations. HX’s 16 cores deliver unrivaled mobile performance and speed, enabling studio-level creativity and hardcore gaming. Draw even more power from your HX platform with support for overclockability.

The H-series 14-core processor paired with discrete graphics delivers an elite gaming and professional video editing experience. The U-Series 10-core processor for ultrathin and fanless laptops accelerates your office productivity on-the-go. The new P-series combines the best of both worlds for enthusiast levels of performance in a thin-and-light form factor. Designed with the experiences that matter most in mind, laptops powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processors offer a premium choice for everyone.

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12th Gen Intel® Core™ Mobile Processors: Features at a Glance

Feature Benefit
Performance Hybrid Architecture Performance hybrid architecture, combining Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-Cores) to deliver balanced single-thread and multi-threaded real-world performance.
Intel® Thread Director1

Optimizes workloads by helping the OS scheduler intelligently distribute workloads to the optimal cores.

Support for up to DDR5 4800 MT/s2 This industry first memory technology supports fast frequencies and high bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity.
Support for up to DDR4 3200 MT/s2 Supports faster frequencies and higher bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity.
PCIe 4.0 up to 8 Lanes Offers up to 16 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 8 PCI Express 4.0 lanes.
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (VNNI) Accelerates AI inference—vastly improving performance for deep learning workloads.
Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA 3.0) Runs AI workloads on accelerator to more efficiently blur video background and suppress background noise.
Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Intel® Xe architecture Rich media and intelligent integrated graphics capabilities enable amplified visual complexity, enhanced 3D performance and faster image processing.
Enhanced Display Immerse in up to four simultaneous 4K displays at 60Hz and view up to 8K60 HDR Video in billions of colors.
Enhanced Media (12bit AV1/HEVC, E2E compression) Greater system-wide performance and support for enhanced quality of media encode and decode, efficiently.
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) Intel® Wi-Fi 6E is 3 times faster and with 40% higher peak data rates compared to the standard 802.22ac 2x2 and dual spatial stream 802.11ac, respectively.
Up to 16 CPU PCIe 5.0 lanes Latest generation PCIe lanes deliver greater performance efficiency, smooth gameplay and increased workflow productivity.
Intel® Optane™ Memory H20 Performance improvements and power reduction over Intel® Optane™ memory H10 with SSD.
Integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20G) Up to twice the USB bandwidth (vs USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (10G)) for fast data transfers.
USB Audio Offload Deep sleep states are possible with the USB Audio Offload.
Discrete Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB4 compliant) Universal cable connectivity for a simple, reliable connection that provides incredible performance.
Overclockable All SKUs of HX will support overclockability (full/partial), allowing users to access higher CPU speeds.*
vPro® Eligible with ECC RAM Support Intel vPro® Security offers hardware enhanced security features and wireless device manageability.3 Support for error-correcting code (ECC) memory catches and fixes data errors before they affect processing to maintain data, calculation, and model integrity and to keep you working.**

12th Gen Intel® Core™ Mobile Processors SKU Comparison—HX Series

  i9-12950HX i9-12900HX i7-12850HX i7-12800HX i5-12600HX
Processor Cores 16 16 16 16 12
Processor Threads 24 24 24 24 16
Number of P-cores 8 8 8 8 4
Number of E-cores 8
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) 30MB 30MB 25MB 25MB 18MB
Max Turbo Frequency (GHz)4 up to P-core 5 5 4.8 4.8 4.6
E-core 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.3
Base Frequency (GHz)4 P-core 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.5
E-core 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.8
Overclocking partial full partial full partial
Processor Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics
Max Graphics Frequency (GHz) up to 1.55 1.55 1.45 1.45 1.35
Base Power (PL1) 55W
Turbo Power (PL2) 157W
Total PCIe Lanes 16 Gen5 + 4 Gen4 (CPU) 16 Gen4 + 12 Gen3 (PCH)
Maximum Memory Speed DDR5—4800 / DDR4—3200
Maximum Memory Capacity 128GB
Support for ECC Yes - Yes - Yes

12th Gen Intel® Core™ Mobile Processors SKU Comparison—H Series

  i9-12900HK i9-12900H i7-12800H i7-12700H i7-12650H i5-12600H i5-12500H i5-12450H
Processor Cores 14 14 14 14 10 12 12 8
Processor Threads 20 20 20 20 16 16 16 12
Number of P-cores 6 6 6 6 6P 4 4 4
Number of E-cores 8 8 8 8 4 8 8 4
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) 24MB 24MB 24MB 24MB 24MB 18MB 18MB 12MB
Max Turbo Frequency (GHz)4 up to P-core 5 5 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.4
E-core 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3
Base Frequency (GHz)4 P-core 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.7 2.5 2.0
E-core 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 2 1.8 1.5
Processor Graphics 96EU 96EU 96EU 96EU 64EU 80EU 80EU 48EU
Max Graphics Frequency (GHz) up to 1.45 1.45 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2
Base Power (PL1) 45W  
Turbo Power (PL2) 115W 115W 115W 115W 115W 95W 95W 95W

12th Gen Intel® Core™ Mobile Processors SKU Comparison—P Series

  i7-1280P i7-1270P i7-1260P i5-1250P i5-1240P i3-1220P
Processor Cores 14 12 12 12 12 10
Processor Threads 20 16 16 16 16 12
Number of P-cores 6 4 4 4 4 2
Number of E-cores 8
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) 24MB 18MB 18MB 12MB 12MB 12MB
Max Turbo Frequency (GHz)4 up to P-core 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.4
E-core 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3
Base Frequency (GHz)4 P-core 1.8 2.2 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.5
E-core 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.1
Processor Graphics 96EU 96EU 96EU 80EU 80EU 64EU
Max Graphics Frequency (GHz) up to 1.45 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.1
Base Power (PL1) 28W
Turbo Power (PL2) 64W

12th Gen Intel® Core™ Mobile Processors SKU Comparison—U Series/15W

  i7-1265U i7-1255U i5-1245U i5-1235U i3-1215U Pentium 8505 Celeron 7305
Processor Cores 10 10 10 10 6 5 5
Processor Threads 12 12 12 12 8 6 6
Number of P-cores 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Number of E-cores 8 8 8 8 4 4 4
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) 12MB 12MB 12MB 12MB 10MB 8MB 8MB
Max Turbo Frequency (GHz)4 up to P-core 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 -
E-core 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 -
Base Frequency (GHz)4 P-core 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1
E-core 1.3 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Processor Graphics 96EU 96EU 80EU 80EU 64EU 48EU 48EU
Max Graphics Frequency (GHz) up to 1.25 1.25 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1
Base Power (PL1) 15W
Turbo Power (PL2) 55W

12th Gen Intel® Core™ Mobile Processors SKU Comparison—U Series/9W

  i7-1260U i7-1250U i5-1240U i5-1230U i3-1210U

Pentium

8500

Celeron

7300

Processor Cores 10 10 10 10 6 5 5
Processor Threads 12 12 12 12 8 6 6
Number of P-cores 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Number of E-cores 8 8 8 8 4 4 4
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) 12MB 12MB 12MB 12MB 10MB 8MB 8MB
Max Turbo Frequency (GHz)4 up to P-core 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 -
E-core 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 -
Base Frequency (GHz)4 P-core 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
E-core 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Processor Graphics 96EU 96EU 80EU 80EU 64EU 48EU 48EU
Max Graphics Frequency (GHz) up to 0.95 0.95 0.9 0.85 0.85 0.8 0.8
Base Power (PL1) 9W
Turbo Power (PL2)
29W

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Product and Performance Information

1

Built into the hardware, Intel® Thread Director is provided only in performance hybrid architecture configurations of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors; OS enablement is required. Available features and functionality vary by OS.

2

Based on memory bandwidth results using Intel® Memory Latency Checker Tool v3.9a System A: Core i9-12900K on Asus Z690 TUF DDR4 Motherboard. 2x16GB G.Skill TridentZ 3200MHz CL14 RAM System B: Core i9-12900K on Asus Z690 Prime-P DDR5 Motherboard. 2x16GB SK.Hynix 4400MHz CL40 RAM.

3

All versions of the Intel vPro® platform require an eligible Intel® Core™ processor, a supported operating system, Intel® LAN and/or WLAN silicon, firmware enhancements, and other hardware and software necessary to deliver the manageability use cases, security features, system performance, and stability that define the platform. See intel.com/performance-vpro for details.

4

The frequency of cores and core types varies by workload, power consumption and other factors. Visit https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html for more information.