Intel Core i9-12900HX 16-core/24-thread high-end laptop CPU has appeared on Geekbench. Intel Alder Lake-HX laptop CPU with 16-cores has been verified. The Core i9-12900HX will be Intel’s only laptop CPU having 16-cores.
An anonymous Lenovo gaming notebook having a 16-core Core i9-12900HX processor has been put to test on Geekbench. This CPU will have more cores and threads compared to the present flagship called i9-1200HK which has 14-core and 20-core thread configurations. The processor had a base clock of 2.5 GHz and a boost of 4.89 GHz, but the CPU will probably be able to achieve 5.0GHz on its completion. Perhaps these results are dubbed preliminary.
The system also features GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, the fastest mobile graphics card in present times with the latest GA103 GPU by NVIDIA. Talking of performance, the CPU has 1921 points on Geekbench 5 single-core test and 15974 points in multi-core. The i9-12900HK CPU is yet to be included in Geekbench’s official benchmark charts, so the average score is unknown to date. However, a quick review of the newest results indicates that i9-12900HK has a score of about 1800 and 1400 points respectively. With this in mind, we are concluding a 7% and 14% enhancement in performance.
Right now we are only aware of two Alder Lake-HX parts: 12900HX and 12650HX, both are thought to have a higher TDP(base power) of 55W. The CPUs that have desktop 16-core Alder Lake silicon will also include lesser Xe-LP GPU cores (upto 30), but that won’t be an issue as those are made for high-end gaming systems.
i9-12900HX comes at the same time as the desktop i9-12900KS processor, which is a pre-binned chip having increased clocks upto 5.5GHz. Intel surely aims to take the performance edge in every field.