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14 cores, 5.0 GHz and overclocking support. Top mobile Intel Core i9-12900HK processor spotted in Geekbench

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This is not the first appearance of the flagship mobile processor Intel Core i9-12900HK in the Geekbench benchmark, but the first with confirmation of the maximum frequency: in Boost mode it reaches 5.0 GHz. It should be noted that the flagship of the Alder Lake-P line supports overclocking, so, depending on the laptop cooling system, its real frequency can be even higher. In this particular case, the Core i9-12900HK shone in the Lenovo 82S9 laptop – probably a representative of the next generation Legion gaming model line.

Interestingly, the performance results are lower this time than last. And if in a single-threaded test the difference is only 100 points, then the result of a multi-threaded test is twice as bad – 6438 points versus 13 256 points in the test conducted two weeks ago. However, this can be attributed to the features of the test platform or engineering sample.

14 cores, 5.0 GHz and overclocking support.  Top mobile Intel Core i9-12900HK processor spotted in Geekbench

14 cores, 5.0 GHz and overclocking support.  Top mobile Intel Core i9-12900HK processor spotted in Geekbench

14 cores, 5.0 GHz and overclocking support.  Top mobile Intel Core i9-12900HK processor spotted in Geekbench

The Core i9-12900HK is a 14-core processor with support for 20 threads. It includes a GPU with 96 execution units – 64 more than the recently introduced Alder Lake-S desktop CPUs. At the same time, the performance of such a graphics core is low – 11 480 points in the OpenCL test. Even the embedded AMD RX Vega core is faster. But, again, here it is necessary to take into account the fact that it was not a ready-made laptop that was tested, but a prototype.

14 cores, 5.0 GHz and overclocking support.  Top mobile Intel Core i9-12900HK processor spotted in Geekbench

The official premiere of Alder Lake mobile CPUs is expected in January during CES 2022. Ready-made devices based on them may go on sale in the first quarter.

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The Ryzen 9 7950X is far ahead of the Core i9-13900K, consuming significantly less power. Processors appeared in the OCCT database

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The Ryzen 9 7950X is far ahead of the Core

The OCCT benchmark database has been updated with the results of the already released Ryzen 9 7950X and the not yet released Core i9-13900K.

The Ryzen 9 7950X is far ahead of the Core i9-13900K, consuming significantly less power.  Processors appeared in the OCCT database

In this case, we are talking mainly about overclocked CPUs, and in this particular benchmark, the AMD flagship easily leads.

The best score for the Ryzen 9 7950X is 3073 points, there are also scores of 2633 and 2976 points. In this case, the CPU consumed from 196 to 218 watts.

The Core i9-13900K scores between 2247 and 2421 points while consuming 253 to 320 watts. That is, the result is significantly less, and energy consumption is much higher. Of course, this is just one benchmark, and it’s hard to say how accurate its consumption measurements are, but it’s worth remembering that the Ryzen 9 7950X consumes about the same level as the Core i9-12900K or even less, while the Core i9-13900K has more cores and runs on higher frequencies.

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Yes, the Ryzen 7000 gets very hot, but the Ryzen 5 7600X is quite enough to run the usual inexpensive cooler

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Yes the Ryzen 7000 gets very hot but the Ryzen

The Ryzen 7000 processors proved to be very productive, but also quite hot. Power consumption and temperatures have grown to about the level of Intel Alder Lake, and this affects the choice of cooling system. Can a regular AMD box cooler even handle a six-core Ryzen 5 7600X?

Yes, the Ryzen 7000 gets very hot, but the Ryzen 5 7600X is quite enough to run the usual inexpensive cooler

Despite the fact that this CPU has only six cores and power consumption in the range of 90 W, in many tests, even with liquid cooling, it heated up to 90 degrees and above. However, it turned out that everything is not so simple.

Our colleagues at TechSpot decided to try out the Wraith Spire cooler and were surprised by the results.

Yes, the Ryzen 7000 gets very hot, but the Ryzen 5 7600X is quite enough to run the usual inexpensive cooler

Yes, the Ryzen 7000 gets very hot, but the Ryzen 5 7600X is quite enough to run the usual inexpensive cooler

So, if you do not perform any manipulations with the CPU, then, for example, in Cinebench R23, a processor with a boxed cooler scores 5% less points than with a GSO due to a 3% drop in frequency. At the same time, the temperature rises from 93 to 101 degrees, that is, not so much, given the difference in performance between the coolers.

Also for the Ryzen 7000, you can activate Eco Mode, which reduces the power limit to 65 watts. This allows you to reduce the temperature by 7-16 degrees, depending on the cooler, and the performance drops by literally 1.5-4%. It is also possible to activate the PBO2 mode with reduced voltage, which results in a less significant decrease in temperature, but performance is even improved, albeit only by 2%. As for power consumption, it drops by 24% in Eco Mode.

Yes, the Ryzen 7000 gets very hot, but the Ryzen 5 7600X is quite enough to run the usual inexpensive cooler

In games, the situation is different. They do not load the processor so much, therefore, the power consumption in most cases is very modest (about 60-80 W), and temperatures rarely reach even 60 degrees, that is, they are in a completely normal range.

As a result, we can state that even a cooler of the Wraith Spire level is enough for stable operation of the Ryzen 5 7600X with an almost imperceptible decrease in performance and a not very significant increase in temperature. However, this raises questions about the temperature regime of the Ryzen 7000 as a whole, because the difference (in CPU heating) between a fairly simple air cooler and liquid CO turns out to be insignificant, and this is strange. Exactly what architectural features or settings of the Ryzen 7000 lead to operation at such high temperatures, even with LSO, is not yet clear. Especially when you consider the rather modest power consumption, because it turns out that the Ryzen 5 7600X heats up to 100 degrees, consuming only about 90 watts.

Yes, the Ryzen 7000 gets very hot, but the Ryzen 5 7600X is quite enough to run the usual inexpensive cooler

But it is also worth understanding that such a situation will only occur in a number of applications that can fully load all the CPU cores, while in the same games both temperature and power consumption do not raise questions.

If you still want to lower the processor temperature, you can activate Eco Mode, which has almost no effect on performance.

Separately, it is worth recalling the words of AMD itself regarding the temperature regime of the Ryzen 7000. The company did not go into details regarding the reasons, only mentioning the 5 nm process technology, but assured that 95 degrees for new CPUs are the norm. The processor will strive to increase the frequencies as much as possible, remaining within the same 95 degrees, regardless of the CO used. At the same time, this temperature is not dangerous for the CPU, and only at 105 degrees the throttling process is activated.

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Ryzen 7000 Thermal Grease Protection Introduced. Noctua NA-TPG1 Frame $8

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Ryzen 7000 Thermal Grease Protection Introduced Noctua NA TPG1 Frame 8

Ryzen 7000 processors have an unusually shaped cover, which is why applying thermal paste to CPU data has its own nuances.

Ryzen 7000 Thermal Grease Protection Introduced. Noctua NA-TPG1 Frame $8

Noctua decided to help buyers of such processors and introduced a special protection against excess thermal paste. The product is called NA-TPG1 and costs $8.

NA-TPG1 is just a plastic frame with a cutout in the shape of newer CPUs. It is enough just to put this frame on the processor before applying thermal paste and installing the cooler. If the thermal paste turns out to be more than necessary and the CO pressure squeezes it out, it will remain on the frame and will not get between the teeth of the CPU cover, from where it is quite difficult to remove.

Ryzen 7000 Thermal Grease Protection Introduced. Noctua NA-TPG1 Frame $8

NA-TPG1 is available on its own for $8, or bundled with NT-H1 or NT-H2 thermal pastes for $10 and $14 respectively.

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