Intel’s Core i9-12900 HK Alder Specs, Performance & More

Intel’s Core i9-12900 HK Alder

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 Cores 14
Number of Performance-cores 6
Number of Efficient-cores 8
Total Threads 20
Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency 3.80 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency 5.00 GHz
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency 5.00 GHz
Processor Base Power 45 W
Minimum Assured Power 35 W
Maximum Turbo Power 115 W
Cache 24 MB Intel® Smart Cache

Graphics Specs:


Processor Graphics  Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics eligible
Graphics Output eDP 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 Frequency 1.45 GHz
DirectX* Support 12.1
OpenGL* Support 4.6
Number of Displays Supported 4
Execution Units 96

Advanced Technologies:

Intel® Smart Sound Technology Yes
Intel® Image Processing Unit 6.0
Intel® High Definition Audio Yes
Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0
Intel® Thread Director Yes
Intel® Wake on Voice Yes
Intel® Adaptix™ Technology Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0  Yes
Intel® Speed Shift Technology Yes
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 Technologies Yes
Intel® Flex Memory Access Yes
Instruction Set Extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Instruction Set 64-bit



Intel® Boot Guard Yes
Intel® OS Guard Yes
Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology Yes
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE) Yes
Secure Key Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions Yes

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Memory Specs:

Memory Types Up 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 Channels 2
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. 

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