Intel i9-12950HX and i7-12850HX 16-core/24-thread Alder Lake mobile CPUs spotted

Published: 22nd Mar 2022, 08:16 GMT   Comments

Intel to launch Alder Lake-HX laptop CPUs with up to 16-cores soon

Lenovo engineering team leaks new laptop processors from Intel. 

Over at Geekbench, one can find as many as three Alder Lake-HX CPUs listed with their basic specs information. These are high-power laptop processors based on the BGA version of the desktop 16-core silicon. This means that the flagship HX SKUs, such as the newly listed Core i9-12950HX and i9-12900HX (leaked before) will be Intel’s first consumer laptop CPUs with 16-cores and 24 threads.

In total there are now three 16-core parts: i9-12950HX, i9-12900HX and i7-12850HX, the latter appears to be 100 MHz faster than 12800H, but at the same time offering 2 more cores. The specs of the former parts are not clear yet, because both appeared with a max boost of 4.9 GHz, so changes are likely to be seen in base clocks (which are not reported by the software).

Intel is also launching a Core i5-12600HX featuring 12 cores and 16 threads, so just as many as the ‘original’ 12600H SKU, except with 4.6 GHz boost (so 100 MHz faster).

Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake-HX Specs, Source: Geekbench

Apart the obvious core bump for some Core i9/7/5 series and higher clocks, there is also an ‘issue’ of less powerful integrated GPUs. Because some of these SKUs have finally been tested in Geekbench GPU benchmark we can now confirm we are looking at a desktop 16-core BGA silicon with 32 GPU Xe-LP cores, rather than 96 available with the 14-core Alder Lake-P version:

Intel Core i5-12850HX GPU Specs, Source: Geekbench

In terms of performance, Intel Alder Lake-HX series will now occupy the top positions in Geekbench CPU benchmarks, leaving AMD’s flagship Ryzen 6000HX “Rembrandt/Zen3” part far behind.

Intel Alder Lake HX Geekbench scores, Source: Wccftech

The 12th Gen Core Alder Lake-HX series were listed in some very old leaks as ‘Muscle’ segment with base power of 55W. Judging from the Geekbench entries, one can conclude that the HX series will be used by mobile workstations with NVIDIA RTX A5500/A1000 GPUs.

Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake” Mobile Series
VideoCardzCores/ThreadsP-CoresE-CoresMax BoostGPU CoresPBP / MTP
i9-12950HX
 
16C/24T
 
8
 
8
 
~4.9 GHz
 
32
55 / TBC W (?)
i9-12900HX
 
16C/24T
 
8
 
8
 
~4.9 GHz
 
32
55 / TBC W (?)
i9-12900HK
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
5.0 GHz
 
96
45 / 115W
i9-12900H
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
5.0 GHz
 
96
45 / 115W
i7-12850HX
 
16C/24T
 
8
 
8
 
~4.7 GHz
 
32
55 / TBC W (?)
i7-12800H
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
4.8 GHz
 
96
45 / 115W
i7-12700H
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
4.7 GHz
 
96
45 / 115W
i7-12650HX
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
TBC
 
32
55 / TBC W (?)
i7-12650H
 
10C/16T
 
6
 
4
 
4.7 GHz
 
64
45 / 115W
i5-12600HX
 
12C/16T
 
4
 
8
 
~4.6 GHz
 
32
55 / TBC W (?)
i5-12600H
 
12C/16T
 
4
 
8
 
4.5 GHz
 
80
45 / 95W
i5-12500H
 
12C/16T
 
4
 
8
 
4.5 GHz
 
80
45 / 95W
i5-12450H
 
8C/12T
 
4
 
4
 
4.4 GHz
 
48
45 / 95W

Source: Geekbench (12950HX, 12850HX, 12650HX, GPU)via @BenchLeaks, Wccftech




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