Intel is preparing for the launch of the first notebooks equipped with its Core processors from the “Meteor Lake” family, which will mark its transition to a new lithography after three years of reusing the “Intel 7” process (previously known as “10 nanometers”) , but the performance of the new hardware may not surprise you.
Benchmark tests carried out this Tuesday (17) on Geekbench reveal an idea of the performance of the Core Ultra 9 185H, which should be the fastest processor in the line, possibly succeeding the Core i9-13900H. The new platform proved capable of reaching 1,803 points in single-core and 9,806 points in multi-core.
Considering the numbers, it is assumed that the Core Ultra 9 185H presents a single-core score relatively in line with the Core i9-13900H, suggesting that the architecture’s performance jump is not that significant. In some cases, the new processor falls below the peaks above 2 thousand points of the previous generation model.
Another detail that can be observed is the score on multiple cores. In the overwhelming majority of benchmark tests running the same Geekbench version, the Core i9-13900H surpasses the 11k mark in multi-core, while the Core Ultra 9 185H lags behind with less than 10k points in its rounds.
Interestingly, the fastest processor in the “Meteor Lake” line is equipped with two more low-power cores than the Core i9-13900H, so it would be natural for the new platform to present superior multi-core performance.
Designed with chiplet design, the Core Ultra 9 185H is equipped with a total of 16 cores — 6 high-performance and 8 low-power in the CPU block, and 2 ultra-low-power in the SoC block. The platform has a base clock of 2.5 GHz and has shown itself capable of reaching 5.0 GHz on Geekbench, while the Core i9-13900H runs at up to 5.4 GHz.
It is worth remembering that the “H” series of Intel processors is aimed at notebooks that prioritize performance over energy savings, therefore, it is ideal for professional users who run graphic editing programs, creating visual content, among other applications.
It is speculated that one of the first notebooks equipped with these processors will be the MSI Prestige 16. In addition to the Core Ultra 9 185H, the line should also consist of the Core Ultra 7 165H, Core Ultra 7 155H and Core Ultra 5 135H. Intel confirmed that these products will be officially launched in December 2023.