It’s fun to watch Intel and AMD competitions.
Intel launches seven new laptop CPUs
AMD spent the day releasing three new video cards, while Intel came out with something completely different: the fastest CPU yet for laptops: the Core i9-12950HX.
New 12th-generation Lake-HX CPUs have near-desktop performance, filling H (high performance), P (ultra-thin), and U-series (ultra-lightweight and tablets).
The new HX King is really fast: Blender crushes the H Series at 81 percent better performance, and in CrossMark the performance is 33 percent better.
Here are some numbers from Intel:
Here are some numbers from the programs:
These run on a BGA platform and there are a total of seven CPUs spread across the usual Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 models:
Can use a lot of watts
Performance compared to the H series is improved by throwing more cores, increased power consumption (all have 55W as a base and all can go up to 157 with max boost), upgraded PCIe lines and not least the possibility of overclocking.
This is the other side of the top piece:
Coming back a bit to the deepest, because there’s plenty of power here thanks to 24 wires and a 5GHz max. Without boost, it runs at a base frequency of 1.7 GHz on eight energy-saving cores (also contains eight high-performance cores)
HX is also the first series of laptops to support PCIe Gen 5 with a total of 48 PCIe lines (Gen 5 x 16, Gen 4 x 20, Gen 3 x 12). You can equip laptops with up to 16TB of storage and 28GB of LPDDR5 RAM: