Beastly Lenovo RTX 3080 Ti laptop with 16-core Intel Core i9-12900HX performs like a high-end desktop on Geekbench
An unnamed Lenovo laptop classified as “LENOVO 82TD” has been picked out on Geekbench by @BenchLeaks due to its startling composition. Not only does this mysterious beast, which as mentioned above is likely to be a 2022 refresh of the 16-inch Lenovo Legion 7i gaming notebook, come with a powerful dGPU in the form of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti but also has a 16-core Alder Lake beast in the shape of the Intel Core i9-12900HX. The Geekbench record also reveals 24-thread availability and a base clock of 2.49 GHz for the CPU.
Unsurprisingly, the OpenCL score for the Lenovo laptop was huge, standing at 146,537 points. With an RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU onboard, there would be expectations for good compute results here, and this score puts the system at a similar level as the desktop variants of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. While it’s a theoretical maximum score versus average scores, it’s still an impressive feat. The i9-12900HX is certainly not overshadowed by the Ampere dGPU though, with the Alder Lake chip scoring 1,921 points in the single-core test and 15,974 points in the multi-core run.
The multi-core result would place the Intel Core i9-12900HX not too far away from the 16-core AMD rival Ryzen 9 5950X, which is quite an achievement as it is a laptop chip (possibly 55 W processor base power (PBP) but unknown and much higher maximum turbo power (MTP) likely above 115 W) standing up to an admittedly aging but still impressive desktop chip (105 W TDP). But being a processor from Team Blue, one would expect an even mightier single-core performance, and Intel does not disappoint here either.
If future i9-12900HX benchmarks maintain a similar score of 1,921 points then it will eventually position itself alongside giants as the Intel Core i7-12700K (1,898 points) and the i9-12900KF (1,945 points) at the very top of Geekbench’s single-core chart. It’s worth reminding once again that the Intel Core i9-12900HX is a mobile processor, so it has to rely on less raw power than its 12th-gen desktop counterparts. If the Lenovo laptop also has the incredible cooling system that will be required for this CPU/GPU combo then it will undoubtedly be a very expensive high-performance beast.
Editor's note (Mar 12): Updated Lenovo model from ThinkPad X1 to Legion 7i