Intel has unveiled an all-new 55W tier in its twelfth Gen ‘Alder Lake’ laptop computer CPU portfolio. The seven new CPU fashions, referred to as the HX collection, are basically desktop-class Alder Lake CPUs repackaged to suit into laptops. The 55W nominal TDP can rise as excessive as 157W with an enough cooling system. These CPUs, introduced right this moment at Intel’s Imaginative and prescient expertise convention, might be aimed toward a brand new class of high-end gaming and workstation laptops. With as much as 16 heterogenous cores, PCIe 5.0, overclocking assist, and high-speed connectivity, these processors should not for the thin-and-light phase.
The highest-end Core i9-12950HX has eight efficiency cores with Hyper-Threading and eight effectivity cores, for a complete of 24 threads. The P cores can attain a 5GHz Turbo Enhance frequency. There’s 30MB whole cache reminiscence. This mannequin helps Intel’s vPro manageability framework, however is in any other case an identical to the Core i9-12900HX which is extra more likely to be seen in shopper or gaming laptops. There are additionally three Core i7 fashions and two Core i5 fashions, positioned decrease within the stack.
In comparison with the Alder Lake H collection, you get extra cores and the next TDP restrict however some fashions have barely decrease clock speeds and have much less highly effective built-in GPUs. DDR5 and DDR4 reminiscence is supported with non-obligatory error correction and XMP profile switching, however not the equal low-power requirements. Reminiscence and core overclocking are supported on the HX collection, with unbiased controls for P and E cores.
The corporate claims efficiency that beats AMD’s present top-end Ryzen 6000 collection and Apple’s M1 Max SoC, significantly in skilled and media encoding workloads.
Intel’s Thread Director characteristic is tightly built-in with Home windows 11 to assist assign workloads to probably the most acceptable accessible core or thread. Laptop computer OEMs can use the 16 PCIe 5.0 lanes to interface with a discrete GPU, whereas further PCIe 4.0 lanes can be utilized with as much as 4 NVMe SSDs. There’s additionally Wi-Fi 6E, and non-obligatory Thunderbolt.
Laptop computer producers together with Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus, MSI, and Gigabyte are amongst the primary to announce laptop computer fashions primarily based on these new CPUs. They could additionally present up in compact desktops or all-in-ones, reminiscent of Intel’s personal NUC collection.