The best mobile processors - leaderboard 2024

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 M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16 Cores @ 0.70 GHz, 57 W
Release date: Q4/2023
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Intel Core i9-14900HX
Intel Core i9-14900HX
24 Cores @ 2.20 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2024
3.
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14 Cores @ 0.70 GHz, 50 W
Release date: Q4/2023
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Intel Core i9-13900HX
Intel Core i9-13900HX
24 Cores @ 2.20 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2023
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AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
16 Cores @ 2.30 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q3/2023
6.
Intel Core i9-13980HX
Intel Core i9-13980HX
24 Cores @ 2.20 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2023
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Intel Core i9-13950HX
Intel Core i9-13950HX
24 Cores @ 2.20 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2023
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AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16 Cores @ 2.50 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2023
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Intel Core i7-14700HX
Intel Core i7-14700HX
20 Cores @ 2.10 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2024
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AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
12 Cores @ 3.00 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2023
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Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12 Cores @ 0.70 GHz, 35 W
Release date: Q4/2023
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Intel Core i9-13900HK
Intel Core i9-13900HK
14 Cores @ 2.60 GHz, 45 W
Release date: Q1/2023
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Intel Core i7-13700HX
Intel Core i7-13700HX
16 Cores @ 2.10 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2023
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Intel Core i5-14500HX
Intel Core i5-14500HX
14 Cores @ 2.60 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2024
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Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11 Cores @ 0.70 GHz, 35 W
Release date: Q4/2023
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AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
8 Cores @ 3.60 GHz, 55 W
Release date: Q1/2023

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 M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16C 16T @ 0.70 GHz
N/A 57 W LPDDR5-6400
Intel Core i9-14900HX Intel Core i9-14900HX
24C 32T @ 2.20 GHz
BGA 1964 55 W DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 0.70 GHz
N/A 50 W LPDDR5-6400
Intel Core i9-13900HX Intel Core i9-13900HX
24C 32T @ 2.20 GHz
BGA 1744 55 W DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHz
FL1 55 W DDR5-5200
Intel Core i9-13980HX Intel Core i9-13980HX
24C 32T @ 2.20 GHz
BGA 1744 55 W DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
Intel Core i9-13950HX Intel Core i9-13950HX
24C 32T @ 2.20 GHz
BGA 1744 55 W DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 2.50 GHz
FL1 55 W DDR5-5200
Intel Core i7-14700HX Intel Core i7-14700HX
20C 28T @ 2.10 GHz
BGA 1964 55 W DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
FL1 55 W DDR5-5200
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 0.70 GHz
N/A 35 W LPDDR5-6400
Intel Core i9-13900HK Intel Core i9-13900HK
14C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
BGA 1744 45 W LPDDR5-6400, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-5200, DDR4-3200
Intel Core i7-13700HX Intel Core i7-13700HX
16C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
BGA 1744 55 W DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
Intel Core i5-14500HX Intel Core i5-14500HX
14C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
BGA 1964 55 W DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 0.70 GHz
N/A 35 W LPDDR5-6400
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
FL1 55 W DDR5-5200



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