Sunday, October 24th 2021

Intel Core i9-12900HK Could Be The Fastest Mobile CPU Ever

The Intel Core i9-12900HK is the flagship processor for the upcoming 12th Generation Core Alder Lake-P mobile lineup with 14 cores and 20 threads. The processor was recently spotted on Geekbench 5 where it achieved a score of 1851 in the single-core test and 13,256 in the multi-core test which would make it the fastest mobile processor to date. While we have seen desktop processors included in workstation laptops before this processor could be the fastest chip designed specifically for mobile applications with it beating the recently released Apple M1 MAX and previous champion Core i9-11980HK. This potential title may not last long however with Intel expected to follow up with Alder Lake-S mobile processors that could feature up to 16 cores and 24 threads later in 2022. Intel is expected to launch the mobile Alder Lake-P lineup at CES 2022 alongside their Arc Alchemist desktop graphics cards.
Source: Wccftech
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35 Comments on Intel Core i9-12900HK Could Be The Fastest Mobile CPU Ever

#1
Crackong
Another Day more than one Intel "Leaks"
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#2
joemama
Fastest (x
Power consuming (o
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#3
thesmokingman
CrackongAnother Day more than one Intel "Leaks"
They sure are keeping the OG shill Ryan busy.
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#4
RandallFlagg
That's 5900X level multi-core performance in a laptop. Gonna be many butthurts in this thread.
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#5
Lionheart
RandallFlaggThat's 5900X level multi-core performance in a laptop. Gonna be many butthurts in this thread.
lame bait.
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#6
thesmokingman
Lionheartlame bait.
He would know butthurt though.
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#8
maxfly
Does anyone really use geekbench for anything more than leakage?
Serious question.
I've never used it for anything and never heard of an ocer or enthusiast bragging about geekbench scores.
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#9
InVasMani
Looks like a 6+8 configuration. The follow up I suspect is a 8+8 or a 6+10? Probably the former, but idk if it's for mobile maybe it's the latter where battery life actually matters a bit more not to mention thermals are more tricky for mobile small space and you gotta keep it cool or throttling.
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#10
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
Fastest at melting icebergs, heyooo
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#11
Crackong
InVasManiLooks like a 6+8 configuration. The follow up I suspect is a 8+8 or a 6+10? Probably the former, but idk if it's for mobile maybe it's the latter where battery life actually matters a bit more not to mention thermals are more tricky for mobile small space and you gotta keep it cool or throttling.
There won't be 10 e-cores models in this generation.
Since Intel's current ringbus structure only has 2 slots for e-core clusters , each clusters has 4 e-cores.
So it is 2x4 = 8 e-cores max

Unless they do a native 6 P + 16 E die, which is highly unlikely in this generation.
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#12
Arc1t3ct
Intel is hitting hard this time around!
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#13
HenrySomeone
Yup, they aren't relinquishing their mobile position in the slightest!
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#14
Vayra86
Could be, but then you consider the fact 95% of all laptops are designed to throttle way earlier than reaching your CPU TDP limit.

But, nice soundbite for the nubs. The bottom line is laptop performance is stagnant simply because the products are shite most of the time, and they all die sooner rather than later because of it. Performance and laptop don't mix, they never did and they never will, especially as chips get inflated TDPs the last 5 years. Laptops have only gotten burstier, hotter, and more throttly - Apple already abandoned that sinking ship. Sustained performance is and was never the aim. Laptop is the perfect market for Intel to shine because they simply can't chase top performance, so you won't see how its missing. Alder Lake fits that perfectly. Which does make it a better product than what AMD offers there, minus the GPU part.

Take note of the fact it was Intel that coined the term ultrabook which was basically the end of a proper workstation in the consumer and non-pro business range. Planned obscolescence yay
RandallFlaggThat's 5900X level multi-core performance in a laptop. Gonna be many butthurts in this thread.
You're really not that good at numbers it seems. It requires interpretation instead of just reading them.
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#15
Richards
" unquestioned leadership " as pat said.. this destroys the m1 max
HenrySomeoneYup, they aren't relinquishing their mobile position in the slightest!
Raptor lake will be even bigger leap in laptop ultrabook performance
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#17
Ferd
Just grateful for how much work engineers put into these chips , so we can have no compromise in performance while keeping it portable.....

but then laptop manufacturers come in with their funny vrms and cooling solutions to ruin our happiness...sigh ...what a world we live in
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#18
Vayra86
FerdJust grateful for how much work engineers put into these chips , so we can have no compromise in performance while keeping it portable.....

but then laptop manufacturers come in with their funny vrms and cooling solutions to ruin our happiness...sigh ...what a world we live in
Markets need new problems so they can sell new solutions, eh.

And we sell it as progress - even to each other, look at the soundbites on this forum. Like Lemmings, although it seems more and more get the memo these days - a good thing.
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#19
watzupken
There is a reason why laptops are capped out at 8 cores now, and that's power consumption and consequently heat output. From the leaks so far, Golden Cove cores are very fast, but also very power hungry. One can get away on a desktop with cooling to match the high heat output, but on a mobile device, there is so much you can do for cooling on most systems. In most cases where Alder Lake can utilise the efficient cores, I think it will help to conserve battery. But at high CPU load and where the P-cores are active, I am sure it will throttle quickly. So I don't believe it will perform very well in most systems that can accommodate the H series processors due to throttling.
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Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
12900HK Could be the fastest laptop CPU ever:
With a 250W power brick, unlocked TDP motherboard and cooling solution the size of a desktop

In reality we all know how it'll be: Solid battery performance on endurance cores only, with great short burst peaks of performance that degrades fast over longer periods of time, doubly so as age sets in to thermal paste and cat hair meets fan intakes.
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#21
blanarahul
pat-ronerAt what power efficiency though?
You're goddamn right.

One can say that a 5800H is 50% faster than a 5800U all they want, but it is incomplete without the additional information that 5800U is only allowed to consume 15-25 watts of power and 5800H is allowed to consume 45 watts of power.
MusselsSolid battery life on endurance cores only, with great short burst peaks of performance
"That will be all! We have what we need, thanks for your time!"

- Sun Tzu, The Art of Marketing War
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#22
Ferd
Vayra86Markets need new problems so they can sell new solutions, eh.
It’s feels like a “Technology “ VS “Economy “ fight , where the guys in suits are winning everytime , but at least the engineers get enough funding to have fun in the labs
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#23
TheEndIsNear
Does it need to be water cooled to not throttle? I hope not
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#24
GreiverBlade
so, i ought to write a few words more in order to not make this a short post ... although, nonetheless, it's not really my fault that this news is sparking that kind of reaction... in regard of the "i have a bigger one" syndrome that the, now reverted to a primary child state of mind, Intel has, more and more pointless ... wait till bench and wait till true concurrent product ... instead of comparing to previous gen.


thus:

And?
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#25
yotano211
Mussels12900HK Could be the fastest laptop CPU ever:
With a 250W power brick, unlocked TDP motherboard and cooling solution the size of a desktop

In reality we all know how it'll be: Solid battery performance on endurance cores only, with great short burst peaks of performance that degrades fast over longer periods of time, doubly so as age sets in to thermal paste and cat hair meets fan intakes.
250w power supply is for nubs, the cool kids use 280+w
TheEndIsNearDoes it need to be water cooled to not throttle? I hope not
Just use liquid metal TIM, only use a copper heat sink. Dont apply to anything else, or bye bye warranty.

I remember when laptops would run cooler, under 85c. Todays laptops that run under 85c are like street walkers without STDs.
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