This New 16-Core Processor By Intel Is Its Most Powerful Processor In A Laptop Ever

Intel has just launched its new 12th Gen Alder Lake-HX CPUs. A press release from the firm stated that they are desktop-worthy computer chips that can handle some of the most intense video games without compromising workstation operation.

Intel had disclosed its 12th-Gen processor lineup with three takes at the start of the year. First was the H-series, designed for high performance. Then the P-series for ultra-slim laptops. For frequent flyer mile customers, Intel’s U-series proved to be the most portable chip.

12th Gen Intel Core

There was still one missing to cater to high-powered gaming and workstation computers.

The 12th Gen Alder Lake-HX CPU will address the left-out niche. It has a high-performance processor that has seven chips, segmented into Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. These three types come together, in a BGA package roughly the size of Intel’s LGA desktop.

These chips have upgraded PCIe lanes, according to Gizmodo.

Intel's 11th Gen gaming laptop lineup has every gamers' needs seamlessly  packaged together - Times of India

The Core i9-12950HX is the first mobile chip to feature 16 cores —eight efficiency and eight performance cores. There are 24 threads in the chip, and it can climb to a massive 5.0 GHz through its max turbo boost (with a 1.7 GHz base frequency on the efficiency cores).

Each chip starts at a base power of 55 W and can boost to a turbo power max of 157 W.

To keep them cool while processing, computers will need massive thermal equipment, which means a thicker chassis.  The battery life is yet to be determined. Apple’s mysterious M2 chip that came this year is a significant re-armament for Intel, and the new chips show promise in the game across the entire scope of the computer processing industry.

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