With the approaching launch of Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake mobile processors, Apple’s M1 SoC’s reign at the top of the Geekbench speed charts may come to an end.
Wccftech might have revealed the first benchmarks for Intel’s forthcoming Core i9-12900HK mobile CPU. The results demonstrate that Intel’s mobile CPU beats Apple’s flagship 10-core M1 Max. The latter also features a 32-core GPU and 64GB of memory.
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Intel ALder Lake Processors
The upcoming Intel Alder Lake CPUs should offer both performance as well as efficiency thanks to a new hybrid architecture. Plus, the chipsets are built on Intel’s 7nm process. Intel has also partnered with Microsoft to improve the performance of Thread Director, Intel’s new scheduler for Windows 11. The same has been available since October 5.
Wccftech’s Core i9-12900HK benchmarks suggest that Intel’s high-end CPUs might recover from last year’s humiliation at the hands of Apple’s first Arm-based M1 chips.
On both single-core and multi-core workloads, the Core i9-12900HK surpasses the M1 Max in these newest tests. The margin is razor-thin, but it’s crucial for Intel because Apple discarded Intel’s CPUs in favor of its own designs in the new MacBooks.
With single-core scores of 1851 and 1785, Intel’s Alder Lake CPU didn’t do much better than the M1 Max. It outperformed the Core i9-11980HK and AMD’s best mobile CPU, the Ryzen 5980HX, by a larger margin, both of them scored 1616 and 1506, respectively.
The Core i9-12900HK scored 13256 in the multi-core benchmark, compared to 12753 for the M1 Max. It outperformed AMD’s 5980HX, which had a score of 8217.
Wccftech’s Alder Lake benchmarks were done on Windows 11. Therefore the results could have been influenced by Thread Director’s hardware scheduling.
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