Apple M2 Pro
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Apple M2 Pro vs Intel Core i7-12800H. Specifications, performance, tests

Overall score
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Released
Q2/2022
Apple M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
Released
Q1/2022
Overall score
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Intel Core i7-12800H
Intel Core i7-12800H

What's the best choice Apple M2 Pro or Intel Core i7-12800H?

We have prepared a comparison to help you choose the best processor. Compare their specifications and benchmarks.

Apple M2 Pro has a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz. 12 / 12 Cores. Power consumption of 45 W. Released in Q2/2022.

Intel Core i7-12800H has a maximum frequency of 2.40 GHz. 14 / 20 Cores. Power consumption of 45 W. Released in Q1/2022.

Differences

Reasons to consider
Apple M2 Pro
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  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    17 left arrow score
  • Higher clock speed

    Around 31% better clock speed

    3.50 GHz left arrow 2.40 GHz

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Apple M2 Pro CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
    41 place
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
    76 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    32 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    59 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    15 place
  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    37 left arrow score
  • More number of cores

    About 1.17 times more cores

    14 left arrow 12

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Intel Core i7-12800H CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    50 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    94 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    60 place

Specifications

Technical data
Apple M2 Pro Apple M2 Pro
Intel Core i7-12800H Intel Core i7-12800H
CPU family and group

Background information about the processors being compared, series, generation and market segment.

  • Family
    Apple M series left arrow Intel Core i7
  • CPU group
    Apple M2 left arrow Intel Core i 12000H
  • Segment
    Mobile left arrow Mobile
  • Generation
    2 left arrow 12
  • Predecessor
    Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) left arrow Intel Core i7-11800H
CPU Technical specs

Basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base and turbo frequency, and cache size. These parameters indirectly tell about the speed of the processor, the higher they are the better.

  • CPU Cores / Threads
    12 / 12 left arrow 14 / 20
  • Core architecture
    hybrid (big.LITTLE) left arrow hybrid (big.LITTLE)
  • A-Core
    8x Avalanche left arrow 6x Golden Cove
  • B-Core
    4x Blizzard left arrow 8x Gracemont
  • Overclocking
    No left arrow No
IGPU

Internal Graphics does not affect the performance of the CPU, performs the work of the graphics card in its absence or on mobile devices.

  • GPU name
    Apple M2 Pro (16 Core) left arrow Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake)
  • GPU frequency
    1.40 GHz left arrow 0.40 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    No turbo left arrow 1.40 GHz
  • Execution units
    256 left arrow 96
  • Shader
    2048 left arrow 768
  • Max. GPU Memory
    32 GB left arrow 64 GB
  • Max. displays
    2 left arrow 4
  • Generation
    2 left arrow 13
  • Direct X
    -- left arrow 12.1
  • Technology
    5 nm left arrow 10 nm
  • Release date
    Q4/2022 left arrow Q1/2022
Hardware codec support

Built-in codecs used to encode and decode content. Significantly speeds up the required operations.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • h264
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VP8
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • VP9
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • AV1
    No left arrow Decode
  • AVC
    Decode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VC-1
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • JPEG
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
Memory specs & PCI

Types, channel quantity of RAM supported by Intel Core i7-12800H and Apple M2 Pro. Depending on the motherboards, higher or lower memory frequencies may be supported.

  • Memory type
    LPDDR5-6400 left arrow DDR4-3200DDR5-4800LPDDR4X-4266LPDDR5-5200
  • Max. Memory
    32 GB left arrow 64 GB
  • Memory channels
    2 (Dual Channel) left arrow 2
  • ECC
    No left arrow No
  • PCIe
    4.0 left arrow 4.0 x 28
  • AES-NI
    Yes left arrow Yes
Thermal Management

Compare the TDP requirements of TDP Apple M2 Pro and Intel Core i7-12800H to select a cooling system. Note, the TDP value refers to thermal watts, not electrical watts.

  • TDP (PL1)
    45 W left arrow 45 W
  • TDP (PL2)
    -- left arrow 115 W
  • Tjunction max.
    100 °C left arrow 100 °C
Technologies and extensions

Architecture, interfaces, additional instructions supported by Apple M2 Pro and Apple M2 Pro, virtual machine technologies and process technology.

  • Technology
    5 nm left arrow 10 nm
  • Socket
    N/A left arrow BGA 1744
  • L2-Cache
    36.00 MB left arrow 11.50 MB
  • L3-Cache
    -- left arrow 24.00 MB
  • Architecture
    M2 left arrow Alder Lake H
  • Virtualization
    Apple Virtualization Framework left arrow VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
  • Instruction set (ISA)
    ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) left arrow x86-64 (64 bit)
  • ISA extensions
    Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation left arrow SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
  • Release date
    Q2/2022 left arrow Q1/2022

Benchmarks

Performance tests CPUs

Based on the results of several benchmarks, you can more accurately estimate the difference in performance between Apple M2 Pro and Intel Core i7-12800H.

Compare the synthetic test values and choose the best processor!

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
The performance of the iGPU - the internal GPU in games

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