A leaked benchmark test of Intel’s Core i9-12900HK revealed that the performance of its high-end chip is the best, even beating Apple’s M1 Max.

The result isn’t public, since it was tested in a closed environment by a laptop manufacturer. The i9-12900HK is belonged to the Alder Lake family and comes with 14 cores and 20 threads, and 2.9GHz as the base frequency.

Intel’s Best-Ever Productivity Chip

For a long, Intel’s been the best and no.1 choice for many in the computer CPU segment. But lately, AMD is picking up in the budget segment, and Apple’s made its own M1 chip – making it tough for Intel in its own game.

So to regain the lost position in the microprocessor industry, Intel’s coming with a new lineup – Alder Lake family chips soon. While it’s preparing for the launch and even hinted about them in the latest quarterly reporting, a screenshot depicting the performance of its high-end processor leaked.

This is not a public test, so isn’t available in the open Geekbench database, but a closed test probably performed by a laptop manufacturer. As per the leaked screenshot, the high-end chip from Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake family is the Core i9-12900HK.

Intel's Best-Ever Productivity Chip
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It’s noted to have 14 cores and 20 threads, with 2.9GHz as the base frequency speed. This is so general and could be the frequency of a power-efficient core. While the maximum frequency is reported to be 371MHz, it’s clearly an error.

Yet, it scored 1851 points in the single-core test, and 13256 points in the multi-core test. This is the new high, as it surpassed its predecessor – Tiger Lake-H45 series chips and mobile Zen3. What’s astonishing is the score exceeding the Apple M1 Max chip, which was announced this week and is considered to be the best-ever chip to date.

Intel may announce the Alder Lake family alongside Arc Alchemist graphics cards officially in CES 2022 event, which is scheduled on January 5th, 2022.


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