Intel recently introduced a new generation of Alder Lake chips, and these have proven to be true powerhouses, so that the high-end i9-12900HK Alder processor managed to surpass Apple’s M1 Max in several comparisons.

Intel Alder Lake
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Intel said earlier that its new high-end Core i9-12900HK processor is faster than Apple’s M1 Max chip in the 16-inch MacBook Pro. According to the first PCWorld tests, for MSI’s GE76 Raider PC with Intel’s latest high-end chip, the i9-12900HK is indeed more effective in many comparisons, such as Geébench.

Indeed, The Core i9-12900HK processor received a multi-core score of 12,707 pointswhile the M1 Max got 12,244 or 7% less. Nevertheless, it seems that Intel forgot to specify that its chip is no better than the M1 Max in all respects, including power consumption.

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The energy efficiency of the Intel Core-i9-12900HK is not close to the M1 Max chip

Although Intel’s processor is more powerful than Apple’s M1 Max chip, The Intel Core i9-12900HK only benefits when its power consumption increases. According to PCWorld measurements, the Cinebench R23 compares to the i9-12900HK continuously exceeds 100 characters and reaches up to a moment 140 watts.

By comparison, the M1 Max chip in Apple’s latest 2021 MacBook Pro doesn’t would only consume about 40 wattsand still offers slightly lower performance than the Intel chip.

As you can imagine, with such power consumption, the Intel chip undermines the autonomy of equipped laptops. For example, the new GE76 Raider only lasts 6 hours of offline video playbackI answer almost 21 hours for Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro.

However, it should be noted that the MSI computer also suffers from the wear and tear of its GPU, the RTX 3080 Ti. In terms of graphics, when you combine the Alder Lake Core i9 chip with the NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, the power difference on the Apple chip is huge. The computer gets OpenCL points of 143,594 points, compared to 54,774 points on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. However, if only the integrated GPU of the Core i9-12900K is taken into account, Intel’s score will drop to just 21,097 points.

Source: PC World

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