The first benchmarks for Intel’s upcoming Core i9-12900HK mobile processor have leaked courtesy of Wccftech, and the results are pretty spectacular. This Alder Lake-P chip was able to score 1,851 and 13,256 in Geekbench 5.4.1’s single- and multi-core tests, respectively, placing it above Apple’s newly introduced M1 Max in both categories. Apple has been busy advertising the M1 Max as the fastest laptop CPU ever, but that marketing point might be short lived in the event that these numbers are accurate.
Almost all of us expected Intel to win on the single-threaded front because of high clock rates and some serious architectural improvements but what is surprising is that they even beat the Apple M1 Max on the multi-threaded front. The Alder Lake Core i9 12900HK mobility processor gets an astounding 13256 score which is followed by Apple at 12753 points. The Intel 11980HK (stock) is further into the horizon at 9149 points and AMD clocks in at 8217 points. This is a generation over generation increase of almost 45% in roughly the same TDP […]
Intel is expected to launch its first Alder Lake-P processors in early 2022. These benchmarks were performed on Windows 11, which means that some portion of the performance gains might be owed to the OS’ support of Intel’s new Thread Director technology.