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Intel's new laptop chips also dare Apple ARM chips

Intel’s new laptop chips also dare Apple ARM chips

The Alder Lake family of processors enters the world of laptops. The top of the range is the 14-core model.

  • Intel pushed hard and introduced powerful 12th generation Core chips for laptops.
  • They are targeting not only their old rival AMD, but also Apple ARM processors.
  • The new chips will almost certainly outperform the competing Ryzen 6000 just introduced.
  • However, it will not be free, the consumption may be higher in some cases.
  • In the graphics performance of the integrated GPU, the new 12th generation is unlikely to outperform.

We covered Intel innovations in new desktop processors with redesigned heatsinks and affordable motherboards at separate article. During its press conference at CES 2022, the microprocessor giant also focused on the laptops, ultrabooks and convertible devices segment. Announced a whole range of new chips with TDP from 9 to 45 watts.

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Minor modifications are sufficient

Intel is already in Architectural view of Alder Lake Emphasize its modularity and good scalability. Processors that combine powerful cores with energy-efficient cores can be targeted with different modifications to different types of hardware depending on their size, cooling performance, and computing power requirements. In other words, the concept allows you to create chips of different power, size and power consumption on the same basis.

After the desktop, it’s time for the mobile sector. The manufacturer advertises various powerful, modular and low-voltage chips for mobile devices in various forms.

At the same time, Intel dares to invent new chips Apple ARM chips including M1 Max and M1 Pro. However, direct comparison between the two platforms is a challenge due to the different set of instructions and operating systems.

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12th Generation Intel Core processors bring cutting edge technology to the world of laptops. New laptops, for example, will support Thunderbolt 4 as well as Wi-Fi 6E.

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The equipment of the new 12th generation laptops will include modern connectivity.

Source: Intel

The new king of laptops

Intel’s new top model for the high-performance laptop segment will be up to 14 cores Core i9-12900HK with 6 powerful P cores and 8 energy-efficient cores. The number of cores and maximum processor power will outpace its modernity, as measured by Intel, to rival its x86-64 world. The most powerful new chip from AMD for laptops in the form of Ryzen 9 6980HX In fact, it only integrates eight cores, albeit an equivalent. The maximum Turbo for each of the competing processors was stopped at 5GHz.

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Intel set the base clock for six powerful cores on the Core i9-12900HK at 2.5 GHz. The cycles of the eight energy-efficient cores will range from 1.8 to 3.8 GHz. The integrated graphics carry 96 compute units, at a frequency of 1.45 GHz. In terms of graphics performance, AMD will likely have the upper hand.

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Intel’s powerful “H” series chipset for laptops.

Source: Intel

The TDP of the Intel Core i9-12900HK processor is set at 45W, but the short-range Turbo’s temporary value has gone up to 115W, which is really a lot for laptops. However, the clock, power and therefore consumption will only be able to go up as much as the cooling of a particular laptop will allow.

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What is TDP?

TDP (thermal design power) is not a consumption, as is often incorrectly stated. In fact, it is a value that corresponds to the amount of waste heat that the coolant must dissipate. However, the power consumption and performance of current processors and graphics depend on the TDP limit, because the current chip temperature affects the dynamically changing core frequencies.

In addition to the 45-watt models, Intel will also offer six 28-watt “P-series” models for mid-range laptops. The maximum will be a Core i7-1280P model with six powerful cores with a clock speed of 1.8 to 4.8 GHz. The eight energy-efficient cores operate at 1.3 to 3.6 GHz. The maximum allowable TDP for the Turbo is 64 Watts.

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“P” line processors target standard laptops and convertible devices.

Source: Intel

Two categories of lightweight devices

The most powerful low voltage chip from Intel with a TDP of 15 W will be the Core i7-1265U. It is equipped with two powerful cores with a frequency of 1.8 to 4.8 GHz and eight energy-saving cores with frequencies from 1.3 to 3.6 GHz. The integrated GPU with 96 EU will provide a maximum speed of 1.25GHz. The TDP base processor has a standard 15 watts, but for the maximum Turbo it is set by Intel up to 55 watts.

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The chips of the lower-generation Intel Core 12 “U” line will have a standard TDP of 15W.

Source: Intel

At the other end of the show, the Celeron 7305 will be without the support of TurboBoost technology with a powerful 1.1 GHz core and an energy-efficient 0.9 GHz quad. Above it will be a Pentium 8505 with a powerful core with a frequency of 1.2 to 4.4 GHz and four electronic cores with a frequency of 0.9 to 3.3 GHz. Both models have an integrated 48 GPU with a frequency of 1.1 GHz.

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The most economical models with TDP 9W will be designed for the most compact computers, even with passive cooling.

Source: Intel

For more compact laptops, there will also be a 9W chipset class. They can be distinguished from 15W models by the final number “0” instead of “5”. So the most powerful model is called the Core i7-1260U, while the weakest Celeron has the rating of 7300. A lower TDP also means slightly lower beats, and therefore performance. A consideration would be the possibility of using fanless passive cooling.