In the past few months, Intel has successively launched a number of 12th-generation Core series processors for different market segments. Models based on Alder Lake-S, Alder Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, and Alder Lake-M are included. Intel also has a product called
on mobile platforms, namely Alder Lake-HX, with a base power consumption of 55W and maximum power consumption of 115W.
Unlike the existing Alder Lake-H, this high-performance mobile processor uses the core of Alder Lake-S on the desktop platform. It can be equipped with up to 8 performance cores (Performance Core) based on the Golden Cove architecture, and 8 energy efficiency cores (Efficient Core) based on the Gracemont architecture. Three Alder Lake-HX mobile processors have recently appeared in the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i9-12950HX, Core i7-12850HX, and Core i5-12600HX.
There are currently three 16-core 24-thread products, namely Core i9-12950HX, Core i9-12900HX (previously leaked), and Core i7-12850HX, the Core i9 has a boost clock of 4.9 GHz, the Core i7 has a boost clock of 4.7 GHz, and the Core i5-12600HX has 12 cores and 16 threads with a boost clock of 4.6 GHz. Although Alder Lake-HX has higher frequency and performance, its GPU config is weaker than other 12th-generation Core mobile processors, with only 32 EUs.
In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Alder Lake-HX mobile processor performed very well. According to the data compiled by Wccftech, it can be seen that AMD’s Zen 3+ architecture APU codenamed Rembrandt, the Ryzen 6000 series, has been left behind by a large margin, and Intel has a very obvious performance advantage in both single-threaded and multi-threaded benchmarks.
Laptop makers are currently optimizing around Alder Lake-HX mobile processors, and related products are expected to launch between May and June 2022.