Intel Core i9-12950HX: specs and benchmarks
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Intel started Core i9-12950HX sales 10 May 2022. This is an Alder Lake-HX architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 16 cores and 24 threads, and is based on Intel 7 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 5000 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1964 processor with a TDP of 55 Watt. It supports DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 memory.
It provides good benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.
Core i9-12950HX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance ranking||150|
|Architecture codename||Alder Lake-HX|
|Release date||10 May 2022 (1 year old)|
Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
|Physical cores||16 (Hexadeca-Core)|
|Base clock speed||2.3 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||5 GHz||of 6 (Core i9-13900KS)|
|L1 cache||80K (per core)||of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)|
|L2 cache||1.25 MB (per core)||of 36 (Apple M2 Max)|
|L3 cache||30 MB (shared)||of 768 (EPYC 7373X)|
|Chip lithography||Intel 7 nm||of 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Die size||215 mm2|
|Maximum core temperature||100 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||+|
Information on Core i9-12950HX compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
|Number of CPUs in a configuration||1||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||55 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i9-12950HX. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Instruction set extensions||Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Flex Memory Access||+|
|Turbo Boost Max 3.0||+|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-12950HX's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200||of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Maximum memory size||128 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||2||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||76.8 GB/s||of 460.8 (EPYC 9124)|
|ECC memory support||+|
General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i9-12950HX.
|Integrated graphics card||Intel® UHD Graphics for 12th Gen Intel® Processors|
|Quick Sync Video||+|
|Graphics max frequency||1.55 GHz|
Available interfaces and connections of Core i9-12950HX's integrated GPU.
|Number of displays supported||4|
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i9-12950HX's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
|Max resolution over HDMI 1.4||4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz|
|Max resolution over eDP||5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz|
|Max resolution over DisplayPort||7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz|
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Core i9-12950HX's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCIe version||5.0 and 4.0|
|PCI Express lanes||20||of 128 (EPYC 7551P)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i9-12950HX. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
Benchmark coverage: 68%
Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.
Benchmark coverage: 15%
Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.
Benchmark coverage: 14%
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Overall Core i9-12950HX performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.
According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i9-12950HX is Ryzen 7 7745HX, which is faster by 5% and higher by 12 positions in our ranking.
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