Intel Core i9-12900HK mobile CPU performance: see ya, Apple, AMD

Intel Core i9-12900HK mobile processor performance teased: beats Apple's new M1 Max, Zen 3 mobile -- should debut at CES 2022.

Published Sun, Oct 24 2021 6:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Fri, Nov 19 2021 6:32 AM CST

Intel might have everyone excited about its next-gen Alder Lake CPUs on the desktop, but the mobile Alder Lake CPUs are going to be very interesting as well -- especially in a world joined by Apple's enthusiast-class M1 Max SoC that was just announced.

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We now have some new numbers on Intel's new Alder Lake mobile CPU from our friends at Wccftech, where it smashes Apple's new M1 Max SoC, its own Core i9-11980HK mobile processor, and the Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5980HX processor in Geekbench.

But with the first-ever benchmarks of Intel Alder Lake Mobility CPUs, at least in the Core i9-12900HK processor, thanks to Wccftech we can see even Apple's new M1 Max SoC is a force to be reckoned with. The M1 Max beats the Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 9 5980HX processors, but the new Core i9-12800HK is on top (and so it should be). Apple will win on power efficiency, however.

Everything is at stock here with the Geekbench results, with Wccftech debuting a result of 1851 for single-core performance on the Intel Core i9-12900HK Alder Lake Mobility CPU. This is up against Apple's upcoming MacBook Pro with the flagship M1 Max SoC which is capable of 1785 in single-core score.

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Below that we have Intel's current-gen Core i9-11980HK with 1616, and AMD's current-gen Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5980HX processor with 1506. Apple has some impressive performance here, and power numbers will beat every processor on this chart.

The new Core i9-12900HK is even more impressive in the multi-core Geekbench test, with a result of 13256, up against the current-gen Core i9-11980HK with 9149 -- bloody impressive. Equally as impressive is that Apple's new M1 Max SoC is nipping at the heels of the future Alder Lake Mobility chip with 12753, and smashes the Ryzen 9 5980HX with 8217.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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