Leak Reveals New Intel Alder Lake-HX Laptop CPU Specs

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Intel is about to release several powerful new processor chips to add to its laptop processor lineup. Three chips from the new lineup have been found in a benchmark, revealing details about their likely performance and specs.

The leaked trio consists of the Core i9-12950HX, Core i7-12850HX, and Core i5-12600HX, all categorized in the Alder Lake-HX series. The chips were discovered and revealed by the @BenchLeaks Twitter page, which is a bot that posts leaked benchmarks of promising chips.

The new series will be packaged in BGA format and will feature the Alder Lake desktop die with some voltage tweaks.

The flagship of the lineup, the Core i9-12950HX is already a step above Intel’s current best card, the Core i9-12900HK, with the core count increasing to 16 and the thread count reaching 24. Intel will release a Core i9 -12900HX with these counts, but its benchmark results have yet to be revealed.

The Core i7-12850HX has the same number of cores and threads as the flagship card, but a smaller cache size of 25MB instead of 30MB. Clock speeds also vary with the Core i9 featuring a 2.5 GHz base which can boost up to 4.9 GHz while Core i7 has 2.4 GHz which can boost up to 4.7 GHz.

While the Core i5-12600HX is the slowest of the three and much more aimed at the mid-range market, it’s still a competitive and powerful chip. Featuring 12 cores and 16 threads, it has clock speeds similar to the i7, with a base 2.8 GHz that rises to 4.6 GHz when boosted. It also has a cache size of 18MB.

Benchmark tests found the Core i9-12950HX to be second only to the Core i9-12900H when it comes to single-core processing, but easily took first place when it comes to multi-core processing.

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This trend continued with comparisons to AMD chips, however, Intel chips have higher power requirements.

Laptops with these cards should start appearing by the end of the year.

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