An unreleased HP Omen 17 gaming laptop has been spotted in the Geekbench online database. This device is of particular interest due to it featuring what is thought to be not one but two significant unannounced performance components; the Intel Core i7-12700H (Alder Lake-P), and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU.
WCCF Tech spotted the HP Omen 17 laptop Geekbench listing via Benchleaks on Twitter, and put some interesting Geekbench comparison charts together using the single sample of this laptop that has raised its head above the parapet.
Considering the Intel CPU first, the Core i7-12700H is expected to come in a 14C/20T configuration. The 14 cores are a mix of six Golden Cove P-cores with Hyperthreading, and eight Gracemont E-cores. Other key features of this chip are its base clock of 2.45GHz, boost clock of around 4.2GHz, 24MB L3 cache, and TDP expected to be in the 35-45W region.
Performance comparisons afforded by the Geekbench leak show that the Intel Core i7-12700H is between 14 (1T) and 48 (nT) per cent faster than the 10nm SuperFin Core i9-11980HK mobile processor (8C/16T) launched as recently as Q2 this year. That is a very good step up, and the ADL-P is expected to use less power, too.
Turning our attention to the headline-grabbing graphics, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU appears to deliver some significant advancement in mobile gaming. However, laptop buyers will be well aware of the impact of power limits (necessary for laptop cooling capabilities) and this specific HP Omen 17 configuration appears to be a Max-Q variant, so performs less well than some of its non-Ti brethren that have been registered in Geekbench.
Geekbench tests show this new HP Omen 17 laptop’s Vulkan performance is still trailing the likes of the desktop RTX 3060 Ti. However, comparing these two GPUs in OpenCL performance hands a quite comfortable win to the Laptop GPU. There is some possibility that the new mobile part could do better when it hits availability due to the delivery of optimised drivers and power profiles. Also remember that there will very likely be higher power variants made available in some configurations.
Key purported hardware specs of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU include; a new Ampere GA103 GPU SKU (GA103S?), 58 CUs for a total of 7,424 CUDA cores and a clock speed of 1,395MHz. The GPU also has access to a hearty 16GB of GDDR6 on a 256-bit bus (probably aiming for 12Gbps).
Expect these components and devices to become official in about two months time – at CES 2022, Las Vegas.