AMD Ryzen 7 6800H vs Intel Core i7 12700H: Which CPU Perform Better

AMD Ryzen 7 6800H vs Intel Core i7 12700H

Using benchmarks and commercially available software, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H for notebook PCs and Intel Core i7-12700H are compared in terms of CPU performance, gaming performance, creative content performance, power consumption, and other factors. Lets check out AMD Ryzen 7 6800H vs Intel Core i7 12700H: Which CPU Is Better For Gaming, General Apps

First, let’s take a quick look at each processor’s specifications.

Processors for notebook PCs are roughly divided into two types: those with a TDP of 28W or less, which are commonly used in general notebook PCs, and those with a TDP of 45W, which are commonly used in gaming notebook PCs and creator notebook PCs. However, the two processors under consideration this time are the latter.

The AMD Ryzen 7 6800H has a 6nm process, “Zen 3+” CPU architecture, and “RDNA 2” GPU architecture. The built-in graphics performance has also been greatly improved.

The Intel Core i7-12700H is distinguished by its hybrid architecture, which includes two types of P cores (high performance cores) and E cores (high efficiency cores), and its CPU performance is significantly higher than previously. Improving.

Specifications

Ryzen 7 6800H specs
CPU architectureZen 3+
Core/thread8/16
Base clock3.2GHz
Max boost clock4.7GHz
L3 cache16MB
TDP45W
Graphics modelRadeon 680M
Number of GPU cores12
Graphics frequency2200MHz
MemoryUp to DDR5-4800

Core i7-12700H specifications
P-core6
E-core8
P core rated clock2.3GHz
P core maximum clock4.7GHz
E core rated clock1.7GHz
E core maximum clock3.5GHz
L3 cache24MB
Processor Base Power45W
Maximum Turbo Power115W
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe
GPU max clock1.4GHz
GPU execution unit96
MemoryUp to DDR5-4800

Laptop Used for Benchmark Measurement

The benchmark laptops this time are ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (AMD model) and F15 (Intel model). The AMD and Intel models differ in Thunderbolt 4 support,  but basically they have almost the same specs and the same body except for the processor.

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ASUS TUF Gaming Series

 ASUS TUF Gaming A15ASUS TUF Gaming F15
ProcessorRyzen 7 6800HCore i7-12700H
GraphicsGeForce RTX 3060GeForce RTX 3060
RAM16GB16GB
SSD512GB512GB
Display15.6 inch FHD 144Hz15.6 inch FHD 144Hz

These two notebook PCs also support “discrete mode,” which reduces delay and overhead by outputting directly from the external GPU without going through the CPU built-in graphics. To compare processors, I measured in discrete mode except for power consumption tests.

Furthermore, these notebook PCs have several performance and fan rotation speed control modes, but “Turbo” is the best performance so that other factors do not become a bottleneck as much as possible.

CPU Performance Comparison

Let’s start with the CPU-related benchmark results. According to the results of representative benchmark software CINEBENCH R23 and Geekbench 5, the Core i7-12700H score is about 10-20% higher in both multi-core and single-core.

Cinbench 23

Geekbench 5

Next, consider the 3DMark CPU Profile score, which can assess the processing performance of each thread. Although the Core i7-12700H has a higher maximum number of threads, the Ryzen 7 6800H outperforms it with 16 threads, 8 threads, and 4 threads. According to the benchmark provider’s guidelines, “16 threads or more are for content creative performance, 8 threads are for DirectX 12th generation gaming performance, and 2 to 4 threads are for guessing DirectX 9th generation old game performance.” It is appropriate for

As a result, depending on the apps and games you use, the Ryzen 7 6800H may have a higher performance.

3D Mark CPU Profile

Gaming Performance

Now, let’s look at the performance of the actual game benchmark function, or the average frame rate measured with Afterburner while running the game.

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Although the outcomes varied depending on the game, there was no significant difference between them. If it had high-performance graphics like the GeForce RTX 3080, it might have become less reliant on the CPU, but with GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, it is very noticeable. It may be difficult to tell the difference.

Average FPS

Software Benchmarks

Following that, we execute time-consuming processing in creative software that can edit videos and images and post the results of measuring the processing time. The faster the graph, the shorter the bars.

Davinci Resolve’s video export was slightly faster on the Ryzen 7 6800H model, but the Core i7-12700H was almost faster.

Software Benchmark

  • Lightroom Classic: Export 100 RAW files (approximately 45MB each) with profile correction applied.
  • Photoshop: Apply neural filter (delete JPEG noise) to 6000×4000 RAW data.
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio 18 Beta: 4K / 30p video (about 10 minutes), “text” + “brightness (curve) change” + “saturation change” + “transition” effects and BGM audio added, MP4, H.264 , 2160p 4K Ultra HD, 29.97 fps.
  • Premiere Pro: 4K/30p video (approximately 10 minutes) with “text” + “exposure” + “natural saturation” + “transition” effects and BGM Add audio and export in H.264 format, YouTube 2160p 4K Ultra HD preset.

Battery Life

The Ryzen 7 6800H model takes approximately 11.3 hours, while the Core i7-12700H model takes approximately 9.3 hours, according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

According to this site’s measurements, the battery life of the Ryzen 7 6800H-equipped machine was significantly longer under low loads such as video playback, as shown in the figure below. The Core i7-12700H model was shorter than I expected, so I measured it twice just in case, but the drive time was nearly the same. I believe it has something to do with app compatibility, but when the load is low, the Ryzen 7 6800H appears to have a better battery.

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Under heavy loads, the battery life was the same as in the FF14 benchmark. When a high load, such as a game, is applied, it appears that there is almost no difference in battery life.

Battery Drain Test

  • Video playback: When playing a locally saved video (resolution: 720×480) repeatedly with the “Movies & TV” app.
  • FF14 Bench: When running the FF14 benchmark in a loop.

Conclusion!

We compared the Ryzen 7 6800H and the Core i7-12700H this time. When standard benchmark software such as CINEBENCH R23 and Geekbench 5 results are compared, the Core i7-12700H has a slightly higher score. The Core i7-12700H was slightly faster in terms of content creative performance.

However, there was almost no difference in gaming performance, and the Ryzen 7 6800H was significantly faster when using the built-in GPU for hardware encoding.

Furthermore, the Ryzen 7 6800H consumed less power when idle. Because laptops are frequently left idle, I believe the Ryzen 7 6800H is more cost effective in terms of electricity.

The main unit is also less expensive in models equipped with Ryzen 7 6800H, and the total cost is expected to be lower in models equipped with Ryzen 7 6800H.

Furthermore, this test was run in discrete mode as well as Turbo mode, which provides the best performance. Changing your PC settings may produce unexpected results. Please keep in mind that performance will vary depending on the installed graphics, SSD, memory, cooling performance of the housing, and so on.