Intel's Leaked Core i9-12900HK Benchmark Tests Beat Apple's M1 Max Chip

Expanding the 12th-gen line-up, Intel announced a bunch of new processors with the “HX” suffix. These are high-performing CPUs aimed at gaming and workstation laptops.

With 55W TDP, these HX processors are available for upto 16 cores and 24 threads and support the DDR5-4800 RAM. There are about seven CPUs in this line-up, mostly overclockable and producing up to 5GHz performance.

Intel’s New 12th-Gen ‘HX’ Series CPUs

In response to AMD’s recently announced Dragon Range CPUs, Intel today announced a bunch of 12-gen processors that come with the “HX” suffix and are aimed at workstation laptops. The new line-up contains about seven CPUs, and most of them are overclockable.

The new chips come with upto 16 cores (8 performance and 8 efficiency cores) and 24 threads. They come with DDR5-4800 support like the rest of their 12th-gen line-up and access to the x16 PCIe Gen5. Further, these chips support upto 128GB RAM and even support the DDR4-3200 – where the most workstation laptop market is.

Though Intel said these form the world’s best mobile platform, we may see some of them showing up in the gaming laptops too.

Intel has even shipped some of these new CPUs with its partners’ latest products, like the Dell Precision 7670 and 7770, Lenovo Legion 7i, MSI’s GT77 Titan and GE77/67 Raider, Gigabyte’s Aorus 17X/15X, the HP OMEN 17, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 SE, and the ASUS ExpertBook B6.

The high-end chip in this HX series comes with a 5GHz turbo frequency (16 cores/24 threads), while the lowest comes with 8 cores and 12 threads. These chips show a considerable performance improvement over their predecessors, with a 17% increase in single-core and a 64% increase in multi-core performance recorded against the Core i9-11980HK.

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