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Intel Core i5-12450HX vs Intel Core i7-12800HX vs Intel Core i9-12950HX

Intel Core i5-12450HX

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The Intel Core i5-12450HX is a fast mid-range mobile CPU for laptops based on the Alder Lake architecture (Alder Lake-S chip). It was announced in mid 2022 and offers 4 of the 8 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 4 of the 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 12 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 2.4 to 4.4 GHz on the performance cluster and 1.8 to 3.1 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 12 MB L3 cache. The CPU offers only limited overclocking capabilities and no support for vPro or ECC main memory.

Performance

Due to the similar specs, the performance of the 12450HX should be similar to the Core i5-12450H (45 W TDP). Thanks to the higher TDP, the sustained performance could be better (if the cooling of the laptop is sufficient). 

Features

The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-4800 and DDR4-3200. 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 supports 48 PCIe lanes consisting of 16 Gen5 (x16 or 2x8), 20 Gen4 and 12 Gen3.

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers only 16 of the 32 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.3 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 55 W base power (157 W PL2). The SoC is manufactured in a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

Intel Core i7-12800HX

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The Intel Core i7-12800HX is a high-end mobile CPU for laptops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was announced in mid 2022 and offers 8 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 24 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 2.0 to 4.8 GHz on the performance cluster and 1.5 to 3.4 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 25 MB L3 cache. The CPU offers an open multiplicator and therefore the possibility to overclock the CPU cores. Compared to the similar i7-12850HX, the 12800HX does not offer vPro or ECC memory support.

Performance

Thanks to the additional 2 performance cores and a higher TDP, the 12800HX should be faster than the 12900HK in multithreaded workloads. 

Features

The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-4800 and DDR4-3200. 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 supports 48 PCIe lanes consisting of 16 Gen5 (x16 or 2x8), 20 Gen4 and 12 Gen3.

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 32 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.45 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 55 W base power (157 W PL2). The SoC is manufactured in a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

Intel Core i9-12950HX

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The Intel Core i9-12950HX is a high-end mobile CPU for laptops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was announced in mid 2022 and offers 8 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 24 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 2.3 to 5 GHz on the performance cluster and 1.7 to 3.6 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 30 MB L3 cache. As a HX-variant, the CPU offers an open multiplicator and therefore the possibility to overclock the CPU cores. Compared to the similar i9-12900HX, the 12950HX supports vPro and ECC memory (successor of the Xeon line) but the CPU overclocking is limited.

Performance

Mid 2022, the i9-12950HX is one of the fastest mobile CPUs. Thanks to the additional 2 performance cores and a higher TDP, the 12950HX should be clearly faster than the 12900HK in multithreaded workloads. 

Features

The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-4800 and DDR4-3200. 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 supports 48 PCIe lanes consisting of 16 Gen5 (x16 or 2x8), 20 Gen4 and 12 Gen3.

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 32 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.55 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 55 W base power (157 W PL2). The SoC is manufactured in a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

ModelIntel Core i5-12450HXIntel Core i7-12800HXIntel Core i9-12950HX
SeriesIntel Alder Lake-SIntel Alder Lake-SIntel Alder Lake-S
CodenameAlder Lake-HXAlder Lake-HXAlder Lake-HX
Series: Alder Lake-S Alder Lake-HX
Intel Core i9-12950HX1.7 - 5 GHz16 / 2430 MB
Intel Core i9-12900HX1.7 - 5 GHz16 / 2430 MB
Intel Core i7-12850HX1.5 - 4.8 GHz16 / 2425 MB
Intel Core i7-12800HX1.5 - 4.8 GHz16 / 2425 MB
Intel Core i7-12650HX1.5 - 4.8 GHz14 / 2024 MB
Intel Core i5-12600HX1.8 - 4.6 GHz12 / 1618 MB
» Intel Core i5-12450HX1.8 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i9-12950HX1.7 - 5 GHz16 / 2430 MB
Intel Core i9-12900HX1.7 - 5 GHz16 / 2430 MB
Intel Core i7-12850HX1.5 - 4.8 GHz16 / 2425 MB
» Intel Core i7-12800HX1.5 - 4.8 GHz16 / 2425 MB
Intel Core i7-12650HX1.5 - 4.8 GHz14 / 2024 MB
Intel Core i5-12600HX1.8 - 4.6 GHz12 / 1618 MB
Intel Core i5-12450HX1.8 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i9-12950HX1.7 - 5 GHz16 / 2430 MB
Intel Core i9-12900HX1.7 - 5 GHz16 / 2430 MB
Intel Core i7-12850HX1.5 - 4.8 GHz16 / 2425 MB
Intel Core i7-12800HX1.5 - 4.8 GHz16 / 2425 MB
Intel Core i7-12650HX1.5 - 4.8 GHz14 / 2024 MB
Intel Core i5-12600HX1.8 - 4.6 GHz12 / 1618 MB
Intel Core i5-12450HX1.8 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1212 MB
Clock1800 - 4400 MHz1500 - 4800 MHz1700 - 5000 MHz
L1 Cache704 KB1.4 MB1.4 MB
L2 Cache8 MB14 MB14 MB
L3 Cache12 MB25 MB30 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 1216 / 2416 / 24
TDP55 Watt55 Watt55 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1744FCBGA1744FCBGA1744
FeaturesThread DirectorThread DirectorThread Director
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) ( - 1300 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 770 (Alder Lake) ( - 1450 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 770 (Alder Lake) ( - 1550 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
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Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-12800HX
68.8 pt (81%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
22456 Points (37%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1812 Points (90%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
676 Points (87%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
8564 Points (36%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3383 Points (35%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
260 Points (89%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
76947 MIPS (54%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5624 MIPS (81%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
24.9 fps (53%)
05101520253035Tooltip
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
153.1 Seconds (1%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.5 sec (10%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
22373 Points (78%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
22369 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
34445 Points (85%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
14286 Points (76%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1759 Points (86%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
14213 Points (49%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1726 Points (88%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
14093 Points (44%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
521 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
309 Points (82%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1973 Points (85%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
177.2 Watt (31%)
0102030405060708090100110120130140150160170180190Tooltip
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
197.2 Watt (52%)
0153045607590105120135150165180195210Tooltip
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
17.2 Points per Watt (20%)

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