Alder Lake Core i9-12900HX-powered Lenovo Y9000P gets an early review: some games show performance regression vs the 12700H
Chinese reviewer Golden Pig Upgrade Pack recently got their hands on a pair of Lenovo Y9000P laptops. Both were powered by GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics, but featured the Alder Lake i7-12700H and i7-12800HX respectively. These are 14 and 16-core mobile CPUs that Intel recently announced, making a performance review this early something of a surprise.
Golden Pig Upgrade Pack ran the two laptops across a range of productivity and gaming benchmarks and the results were somewhat surprising. Single and multi-threaded performance on productivity benchmarks were more or less expected, with identical single-threaded performance and a 15 percent multi-threaded edge to the i7-12800HX, thanks to its extra two physical cores.
On the other hand, gaming performance was more of a mixed bag. The 16-core i7-12800HX enjoyed only a 2 percent performance boost overall compared to the i7-12700H. Moreover, some titles, including League of Legends, F1 2018, and Borderlands 3, actually showed minor performance regression. With the 12800HX notebook selling for a price premium, it might be a good idea to opt for the 12700H-equipped Y9000P if you're focused on pure gaming performance.
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