Intel i9-12950HX: the most beastly processor for gaming laptops

Intel plans to launch a new top of the range in terms of performance in terms of its mobile processors, which have the surname HX and they would be in power and TDP above 45 W on some models. Which means that we will see them on computers with a 15, 16 and even 17-inch screen.


All of them, except i5-12600HXhave a configuration of 8 P-Cores and 8 E-Cores, instead of the 6 performance cores of the recently introduced Intel Core 12 for laptops. Beyond that we do not know certain details and we must bear in mind that despite their configuration they are not desktop chips designed to work in the LGA1700/1800 socket, but rather they will be directly soldered to the laptop board.

i9.12950HX i7-12850HX i5-12600HX Integrated Graphics

On the other hand, as for the integrated graphics, it has a different configuration than the rest of the CPU of the same generation and makes use of the UHD 770 used in the desktop version con 32 EU instead of the 96 of the rest of the range for laptops.

This is the Intel i9-12950HX and the rest of the new Core 12HX for laptops

Through the filtering of a series of Lenovo laptops, we have been able to know the specifications of the new Intel Core 12HX for laptops, specifically the i9-12950HXthe i7-12850HX and the i5-12600HXwhose specifications you can see in the following image:

Specifications i9-12950HX i7-12850HX i5-12600HX

As for the i7 and i5 of these new processors, they are higher clock speed versions of existing chips, for example the i7-12850HX is an i7-12800H at 100 MHz more speed and the same can be said for the i5-12600HX compared to the current i5-12600H. So this makes us believe that we are facing bineated versions of these processors, which can reach a higher clock speed, although in exchange for a higher TDP.

i9-12900HJX Benchmark Geekbench 5 If we move on to performance, we find that according to the Geekbench 5 CPU performance tests, it can be seen that with these processors Intel wins the crown in terms of power and performance of this generation of processors for laptops, surpassing it at the top of the range of its rival, the AMD Ryzen 6000. As you can see, the Ryzen 9 6900HX reaches 1616 points in the Single Core test vs. i9-12900H’s 1962 pointsX.

i9-12900HJX Benchmark Geekbench 5

As far as the multicore test is concerned, the result is more than 15900 points for the i9-12900HXInstead, the Ryzen 9 6900HX stays at 10,151 points. So if we take into account the existence of the i9-12950H, which will be somewhat more powerful. So it is very clear that in terms of CPU, this time Intel has won the game. At least for the moment.

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