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Intel Core i9-12900HK

Intel i9-12900HK

The Intel Core i9-12900HK is a high-end mobile CPU for laptops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was announced in early 2022 and offers 6 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 20 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 2.5 to 5 GHz on the performance cluster and 1.8 to 3.8 GHz on the efficiency cluster. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare with the Core i7-6920HQ). All cores can use up to 24 MB L3 cache. As a K-variant, the CPU offers an open multiplicator and therefore the possibility to overclock the CPU cores. Compared to the similar i9-12900H, the 12900HK only offers the "Essentials" features of vPro.

Performance

Early 2022, the i9-12900HK is one of the fastest mobile CPUs. Intel compared the performance to the older i9-11980HK (Tiger Lake-H with 8 cores). The fast Golden Cove cores offer an improved single-core performance and, thanks to the additional Gracemont cores, the multithreaded performance is also greatly improved. Intel states a 13% higher performance in 1080p gaming and a 30% reduced rendering time in Blender (BMW car demo) compared to the i9-11980HK.

Features

The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, and LPDDR4x-4267. The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system to decide which thread to use on the performance or efficient cores for the best performance. For AI tasks, the CPU also integrates GNA 3.0 and DL Boost (via AVX2). Quick Sync in version 8 is the same as in the Rocket Lake CPUs and supports MPEG-2, AVC, VC-1 decode, JPEG, VP8 decode, VP9, HEVC, and AV1 decode in hardware. The CPU only supports PCIe 4.0 (x8 for a GPU and two x4 for SSDs).

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 96 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.45 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 45 W base power (115 W PL2) but most laptops will use a PL1 of around 60 Watt. The SoC is manufactured in a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

SeriesIntel Alder Lake-P
CodenameAlder Lake-P
Series: Alder Lake-P Alder Lake-P
» Intel Core i9-12900HK1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 2024 MB
Intel Core i9-12900H compare1.8 - 5 GHz14 / 2024 MB
Intel Core i7-12800H compare1.8 - 4.8 GHz14 / 2024 MB
Intel Core i7-12650H compare1.7 - 4.7 GHz10 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i5-12600H compare2 - 4.5 GHz12 / 1618 MB
Intel Core i5-12500H compare1.8 - 4.5 GHz12 / 1618 MB
Intel Core i7-1280P compare1.3 - 4.8 GHz14 / 2024 MB
Intel Core i5-12450H compare1.5 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-1270P compare1.6 - 4.8 GHz12 / 1618 MB
Intel Core i7-1260P compare1.5 - 4.7 GHz12 / 1618 MB
Intel Core i5-1250P compare1.2 - 4.4 GHz12 / 1612 MB
Intel Core i5-1240P compare1.2 - 4.4 GHz12 / 1612 MB
Intel Core i3-1220P compare1.1 - 4.4 GHz10 / 1212 MB
Clock Rate1800 - 5000 MHz
Level 1 Cache1.2 MB
Level 2 Cache23.5 MB
Level 3 Cache24 MB
Number of Cores / Threads14 / 20
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1744
FeaturesThread Director
GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs ( - 1450 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/04/2022

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
64.5 pt (76%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4796     avg: 16342     median: 18373 (30%)     max: 19282 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Single Core)
min: 819     avg: 1686     median: 1673 (83%)     max: 1940 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 316     avg: 636     median: 643 (83%)     max: 739 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1828     avg: 6226     median: 7040 (30%)     max: 7366 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 965     avg: 2445     median: 2836 (29%)     max: 2944 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 119     avg: 241.4     median: 242 (83%)     max: 279 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 25736     avg: 64853     median: 72836 (52%)     max: 75564 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 2898     avg: 5415     median: 5442 (78%)     max: 6186 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 5.33     avg: 18     median: 20.5 (44%)     max: 21.6 fps
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Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 172.5     avg: 218     median: 178.4 (1%)     max: 483 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.4155     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (10%)     max: 0.994 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 16756     avg: 16810     median: 16810 (36%)     max: 16864 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 8175     avg: 20311     median: 22297.5 (77%)     max: 25556 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 82935     avg: 88770     median: 88770 (75%)     max: 94605 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 17695     avg: 19607     median: 19751 (50%)     max: 21231 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9450     avg: 25070     median: 28717 (71%)     max: 31045 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3736     avg: 11165     median: 12430.5 (67%)     max: 14252 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 7925     avg: 7970     median: 7970 (92%)     max: 8015 points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 50218     avg: 50701     median: 50701 (63%)     max: 51184 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1848     avg: 1854     median: 1853.5 (94%)     max: 1859 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 13538     avg: 13648     median: 13647.5 (43%)     max: 13757 points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 843     avg: 1659     median: 1665 (82%)     max: 1918 points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5869     avg: 11868     median: 13648 (47%)     max: 14294 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 490     avg: 613     median: 508.5 (1%)     max: 1124 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 102.4     avg: 107.1     median: 107.1 (1%)     max: 111.7 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 146     avg: 275.8     median: 299 (83%)     max: 331 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 970     avg: 1770     median: 1903 (82%)     max: 2138 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 114     avg: 133.9     median: 123.5 (21%)     max: 174.7 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 134     avg: 152.1     median: 154.3 (41%)     max: 166 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 17.6     avg: 19.7     median: 19.7 (23%)     max: 21.7 Points per Watt
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