Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-HX” mobile CPU series to feature 16 cores

Published: 25th Feb 2022, 16:33 GMT   Comments

Intel Alder Lake-HX to introduce 16-cores to laptops

The company may repurpose its desktop chips for high-end laptops. 

It has been a while since we heard anything about the full Alder Lake silicon with 8 Performance and 8 Efficient cores being planned for laptops, but the latest leak may suggest it is indeed coming. According to the entry posted by @KOMACHI_ENSAKA, it appears that Intel is beginning to distribute a test platform codenamed “Alder Lake-HX” to its partners.

Intel Alder Lake-HX, Source: @KOMACHI_ENSAKA

The test samples labeled as “8+8” refer to the configuration of 8 Performance and 8 Efficient cores, currently unavailable for laptop Alder Lake-P/U chips (limited to 14-cores). Furthermore, the HX moniker appears to match AMD’s Ryzen 6000HX series to some extent. Those are the unlocked AMD Zen3+ “Rembrandt” chips designed for high-performance gaming mobile systems.

Interestingly, the 8+8 configuration for laptops has been leaked last year. This configuration was listed on a slide as S-BGA configuration or H55. According to this slide, 16-core Alder Lake mobile would be targeting the 45 to 55W “Muscle” segment.

A supposed i9-12980HX/12990HX 16-core and 24 thread CPU will therefore as a higher-end SKU over Core i9-12900HK (45W with 14-cores).

Intel Alder Lake S-BGA (H55)

It is unclear how many HX-Series SKUs are now planned though and how much faster would they be compared to the existing H/HK series. Furthermore, should Intel repurpose desktop silicon for its enthusiast laptop HX-Series, then it would also mean a reduced number of GPU units to 32. In this case, the i9-12900HK would have three times as many.

Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake” Mobile Series
VideoCardzCores/ThreadsP-CoresE-CoresMax BoostGPU CoresPBP / MTP
i9-12980HX
 
16C/24T
 
8
 
8
TBC
 
32 (?)
55 / TBC W
i9-12900HK
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
5.0 GHz
 
96
45 / 115W
i9-12900H
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
5.0 GHz
 
96
45 / 115W
i7-12800H
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
4.8 GHz
 
96
45 / 115W
i7-12700H
 
14C/20T
 
6
 
8
 
4.7 GHz
 
96
45 / 115W
i7-12650H
 
10C/16T
 
6
 
4
 
4.7 GHz
 
64
45 / 115W
i5-12600H
 
12C/16T
 
4
 
8
 
4.5 GHz
 
80
45 / 95W
i5-12500H
 
12C/16T
 
4
 
8
 
4.5 GHz
 
80
45 / 95W
i5-12450H
 
8C/12T
 
4
 
4
 
4.4 GHz
 
48
45 / 95W

Source: @KOMACHI_ENSAKA




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