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Intel Core i9-12950HX, i7-12850HX, i5-12600HX Desktop Dies for Laptops Spotted: Over 50% Faster than the Ryzen 9 6900HX

Intel’s Alder Lake-HX processors have surfaced over at the Geekbench database. Based on the Alder Lake-S die, these chips literally bring desktop levels of performance to high-end gaming and enthusiast laptops. The Core i9-12950HX will be Intel’s new mobile flagship with 16 cores and 24 threads, the same as the Core i9-12900K. It’ll be a notable step up from the Core i9-12900HK which, in comparison, features eight efficiency cores and six performance cores (14 overall).

Interestingly, Intel has decided to offer two 16 core options here with the Core i7-12850HX being the second SKU based on the full-fledged Alder Lake-S die (albeit with reduced L3 cache). In comparison, the Core i7-12700K features “just” 12 cores and 20 threads. The Core i9-12950HX has a boost clock of 4.9GHz (all-core) along with 30MB of L3 cache while the Core i7-12850HX has an all-core boost of 4.7GHz paired with 25MB of L3 cache.

The midrange Core i5-12600HX is in turn a downclocked version of the Core i7-12700K. It combines 12 cores (8P + 4E) with 18MB of L3 cache. The performance cores have an all-core boost of 4.6GHz, 100MHz higher than the 12600H’s 4.5GHz.

Here’s a rough comparison of the Alder Lake-HX and AMD’s Ryzen 6000 processors in Geekbench:

Source: Leakbenchs

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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