The Intel Alder Lake H series has got a new CPU which will turn out to be a beast in the market for sure seeing the powerful specs it has got. This is the flagship CPU that offers up to 14 cores. This CPU will pack Intel’s all-new hybrid core microarchitecture and will have  24MB of L3 cache, and a maximum frequency of 5 GHz. It will be much more powerful than the previous generation CPUs which will give a boost to gamers and other people who use it. 

Seeing the amazing performance of this CPU, it is expected that it will give tough competition to AMD and Apple CPUs. It is up to 44% faster in content creation as compared with the Core i9-11980HK and up to 28% faster in gaming. The powerful technology inside it can even beat the Ryzen 9 5900HX & Apple’s M1 Max / Pro chips.

The benchmarking tests showed that the performance of Intel’s high-end notebooks is similar to AMD’s  Thread Ripper lineup. 

This CPU has been launched and its expected price is going to be $635. 

Let’s have a look at the specifications of this CPU. The source of these specs is the official website of Intel. 

CPU Specs:

Total Cores14
Number of Performance-cores6
Number of Efficient-cores8
Total Threads20
Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency3.80 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency5.00 GHz
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency5.00 GHz
Processor Base Power45 W
Minimum Assured Power35 W
Maximum Turbo Power115 W
Cache24 MB Intel® Smart Cache

Graphics Specs:

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Processor Graphics Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics eligible
Graphics OutputeDP 1.4b, DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1
Max Resolution (HDMI)4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz
Max Resolution (DP)7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz
Max Resolution (eDP – Integrated Flat Panel)4096 x 2304 @ 120Hz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.45 GHz
DirectX* Support12.1
OpenGL* Support4.6
Number of Displays Supported4
Execution Units96

Advanced Technologies:

Intel® Smart Sound TechnologyYes
Intel® Image Processing Unit6.0
Intel® High Definition AudioYes
Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator3.0
Intel® Thread DirectorYes
Intel® Wake on VoiceYes
Intel® Adaptix™ TechnologyYes
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Yes
Intel® Speed Shift TechnologyYes
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost)Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)Yes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Intel® Flex Memory AccessYes
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Instruction Set64-bit


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Intel® Boot GuardYes
Intel® OS GuardYes
Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement TechnologyYes
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)Yes
Secure KeyYes
Intel® AES New InstructionsYes

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Memory Specs:

Memory TypesUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s

Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s

Up to LPDDR5 5200 MT/s

Up to LPDDR4x 4267 MT/s

Max Number of Memory Channels2
ECC Memory Supported No
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)64 GB

So, this was an overview of Intel’s Core i9-12900 HK Alder specs. It is going to be a beast in the upcoming notebooks and will provide exceptional performance for sure.