Intel’s Alder Lake i7-12800H Holds Its Own Against Apple’s M1 Max in Leaked Geekbench Runs

Intel’s Alder Lake processors have garnered quite a lot of attention and, well, there’s a good reason why; still,... | 26. December 2021

Intel’s Alder Lake processors have garnered quite a lot of attention and, well, there’s a good reason why; still, with Apple’s ARM-based M1 line-up being so darn impressive, we had our doubts as to whether or not Intel’s hybrid architecture would be able to keep up.

Fortunately, our fears have been dispelled in the most mind-blowing of ways!

The Core i7-12800H has just surfaced on Geekbench and, needless to say, it packs one heck of a punch! The test was run on a 2022 Razer Blade 15, so if you’re looking to get in on the Alder Lake hype train — and are partial to Razer and its astonishingly beautiful laptops — you definitely have something to look forward to!

These mobile SKUs will hit the market in a matter of weeks, so we can take the following results at “face value.”

Alder Lake M1 Benchmark results

Core i7-12800H Geekbench Results

Mighty Powerful, All Things Considered

With around 1,796 points in single- and 12,258 points in multi-core, Intel’s Alder Lake Core i7-12800H is more than capable enough to trade blows with Apple’s M1 line-up — and that includes the M1 Max as well. Now, we’re obviously taking a “brute” approach here as we aren’t talking about power efficiency nor operating temperatures which, obviously, play an incredibly important role in the whole user experience.

We simply don’t have any viable information pertaining to such factors, so it’s still a bit too early to proclaim this as a “home run” for Intel. Be that as it may, it is an incredibly promising sign for “team blue” and a foretaste of what’s to come!

Alder Lake Core i7-12800H vs. M1 Max

Alder Lake Core i7-12800H vs. M1 Max [Source: Notebookcheck]

Comparing this particular Alder Lake SKU to Apple’s M1 Max is somewhat unfair seeing how they’re so vastly different in basically every conceivable way. The M1 Max is obviously more advanced in terms of architecture and efficiency, but it’s downright impossible not to pit it against Intel’s latest and greatest offerings. And, well, the average consumer doesn’t really care much for core counts, threads, TDPs and what have you for as long as things feel fast and responsive.

So, by the looks of it, Intel’s mobile Alder Lake line-up is going to deliver in every way, shape, and form. It might not be the most efficient architecture on the market, but it’ll nonetheless pack one heck of a punch and will no doubt be the best available option for gaming and most other workloads.

We’ll get a lot more information in just a few days so stay tuned!