Intel Core i9 12950HX vs i9 12900HX

We compared two 16-core laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz Intel Core i9 12950HX against the 2.3 GHz i9 12900HX. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 12900HX and 12950HX
Advantages of Intel Core i9 12900HX
  • 10% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2493 vs 2271 points

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 1140 MB/sec 1160 MB/sec
Clang compilation 116.4 Klines/sec 129.9 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 353.9 pages/sec 359.9 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 418.1 Mpixels/sec 420.5 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 239.2 pages/sec 252 pages/sec
Background blur 39.5 images/sec 41.7 images/sec
Photo processing 115.2 images/sec 125 images/sec
Ray tracing 25.4 Mpixels/sec 29.8 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 114 GOps/sec 119.2 GOps/sec
Floating point math 83.8 GOps/sec 89.3 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 141M Primes/sec 139M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 43.5M Strings/sec 47.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 22.2 GBytes/sec 24.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 382.8 MBytes/sec 422.6 MBytes/sec
Physics 2164 Frames/sec 2075 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 22.9B Matrices/sec 25.7B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 12950HX and i9 12900HX


Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i9-12950HX i9-12900HX
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (32EU) UHD Graphics (32EU)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5 GHz 5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 1.7 GHz 1.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Total Cores 16 16
Total Threads 24 24
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 23x 23x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 30MB (shared) 30MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 45-55 W (configurable) 45-55 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 157 W 157 W
Socket BGA-1964 BGA-1964
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (32EU) Intel UHD Graphics (32EU)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1550 MHz 1550 MHz
Shading Units 256 256
TMUs 16 16
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 32
TGP 45 W 45 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support Yes No


Official site Intel Core i9 12950HX official page Intel Core i9 12900HX official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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