Core i9-12900HK beats Threadripper 1950X in Cinebench R20 benchmark

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Romanian technical review site Lab 501 yesterday posted one of the world’s first reviews of Intel’s new Core i9-12900HK (Alder Lake) mobile processor. Packing Intel’s all-new hybrid-core microarchitecture, the processor managed to beat AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950X in Cinebench R20.

The Core i9-12900HK will be Intel’s new flagship mobile component for the 12th Generation Core series. With specs including six P cores and eight E cores, 24MB L3 cache, and a max clock of 5GHz, this is a serious upgrade from the 11th Gen Intel mobile components on paper.

In practice, the chip performs every bit and what the specs say. Thanks to the additional cores of the electronic cores and the improved CPI of the Golden Cove cores, the Core i9-12900HK boasts an impressive Cinebench R20 score of 6,741 points, higher than any mobile CPU we’ve seen to date. and equal to that of Intel’s desktop Core i5-12600K.

For reference, Intel’s previous mobile flagship, the Core i9-11980HK, is nearly 1,000 points behind the new portion of Alder Lake, with a score of 5,772 points. Even further down is one of AMD’s premier mobile processors, the Ryzen 9 5900HX, with a score of 5,229 points.

But most impressively, the Core i9-12900HK is the first mobile processor to beat Cinebench R20’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950X benchmark score of 6,670 points (which you can find by installing the app on your own). An impressive result, considering that the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is a 180W monster with 16 basic Zen cores designed for desktops.

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