The best mobile processors - leaderboard 2022

Every notebook needs a mobile processor. It is the heart of every notebook and is largely responsible for the performance of a notebook. Current mobile processors usually have a fast, integrated graphics card. In contrast to desktop processors, mobile processors are usually a bit slower and therefore require less energy, which has a positive effect on the battery life of the notebook.
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Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10 Cores @ 3.20 GHz, 30 W
Release date: Q3/2021
2.
Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Core i9-12900H
14 Cores @ 1.80 GHz, 45 W
Release date: Q1/2022
3.
Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Core i9-12900HK
14 Cores @ 1.80 GHz, 45 W
Release date: Q1/2022
4.
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10 Cores @ 3.20 GHz, 30 W
Release date: Q3/2021
5.
Intel Core i7-12800H
Intel Core i7-12800H
14 Cores @ 1.80 GHz, 45 W
Release date: Q1/2022
6.
Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Core i7-12700H
14 Cores @ 1.70 GHz, 45 W
Release date: Q1/2022
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Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel Core i7-11800H
8 Cores @ 2.30 GHz, 45 W
Release date: Q2/2021
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8 Cores @ 3.20 GHz, 45 W
Release date: Q2/2021
9.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8 Cores @ 1.90 GHz, 15 W
Release date: Q1/2021
10.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8 Cores @ 3.30 GHz, 45 W
Release date: Q2/2021
11.
Apple M1
Apple M1
8 Cores @ 3.20 GHz, 15 W
Release date: Q4/2020
12.
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
8 Cores @ 2.70 GHz, 15 W
Release date: Q1/2022
13.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8 Cores @ 1.80 GHz, 15 W
Release date: Q1/2021
14.
Intel Core i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
4 Cores @ 3.00 GHz, 15 W
Release date: Q3/2020
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AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6 Cores @ 3.30 GHz, 45 W
Release date: Q2/2021
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Intel Core i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4 Cores @ 2.80 GHz, 15 W
Release date: Q3/2020

Find the best processor

It's not always easy to find the best processor for your needs. While many visitors only pay attention to the theoretical speed of a processor, others want to read detailed test reports that also deal with the processor's speed in practice. Therefore, we have collected a large number of benchmarks in order to meet as many requirements as possible.

We have not only listed our results for you in map form at the top of this page, but also in a clear table at the bottom of this page. So everyone can quickly find their way around and find the best processor for themselves.

AMD, Apple or Intel - who is currently ahead?

Intel is the absolute market leader in the mobile segment of processors. With the 12th generation of Intel Core i processors, Intel has the opportunity to further expand its position, because the new hybrid processors are economical and fast at the same time. The Intel Core i7-12700H and the top model, the Intel Core i9-12900HK, are currently particularly popular. Both processors have a whopping 14 cores and can process 20 threads simultaneously.

They are produced using the Intel 7 manufacturing process, which is comparable to TSMC's 7 nm manufacturing process. TSMC currently manufactures AMD processors in 7 nm and Apple processors such as the Apple M1 even in 5 nm. With the Apple M1 Max, Apple also has a fast mobile processor on offer, but it does not come close to the performance of the new Intel processors.

The current AMD mobile processors such as the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX or the slightly smaller AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with their 8 CPU cores also offer a lot of performance for a reasonable price. The mobile processors from AMD also have strong integrated graphics chips with which one or the other game can be played smoothly.

List of the best mobile processors

In this list view, we have presented the currently best desktop processors in tabular form for you. We sorted the processors by popularity and the Geekbench 5 multi-core result achieved.
Processor Socket TDP Memory
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
N/A 30 W LPDDR5-6400
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
BGA 1744 45 W DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800, LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5200
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
BGA 1744 45 W DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800, LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5200
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
N/A 30 W LPDDR5-6400
Intel Core i7-12800H Intel Core i7-12800H
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
BGA 1744 45 W DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800, LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5200
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 1.70 GHz
BGA 1744 45 W DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800, LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5200
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
BGA 1787 45 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
FP6 45 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8C 16T @ 1.90 GHz
FP6 15 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
FP6 45 W DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
N/A 15 W LPDDR4X-4266
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
8C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
FP7 15 W DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
FP6 15 W DDR4-3200
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
BGA 1526 15 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
FP6 45 W DDR4-3200
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
BGA 1526 15 W DDR4-3200



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