Earlier this 12 months, Intel introduced three iterations of its 12th-generation Alder Lake CPU structure for laptops: the U-series, which covers thin-and-light Ultrabooks, the P-series for thin-and-light workstation laptops, and the H-series for beefier workstations and gaming laptops with extra room for big processor followers and heatsinks.
Now, Intel is including yet one more collection of chips: the HX collection, designed for even quicker laptops. Regardless of sharing a letter with the H-series chips, the H and HX CPUs haven’t got loads in widespread. The H-series chips are scaled-up variations of Intel’s laptop computer processors with beefier built-in GPUs, built-in Thunderbolt, and a built-in chipset controller on the identical package deal as the remainder of the CPU. The HX chips, however, use the identical dies as Intel’s desktop Alder Lake chips, however are soldered to a laptop computer’s motherboard relatively than inserted right into a CPU socket.
|CPU||P- and E-cores||P-core clocks (Enhance)||Base TDP||Turbo TDP|
|Core i5-12450HX||4P/4E||2.4GHz (4.4GHz)||55W||157W|
|Core i5-12600HX (vPro)||4P/8E||2.5GHz (4.6GHz)||55W||157W|
|Core i7-12650HX||6P/8E||2.0GHz (4.7GHz)||55W||157W|
|Core i7-12800HX||8P/8E||2.0GHz (4.8GHz)||55W||157W|
|Core i7-12850HX (vPro)||8P/8E||2.1GHz (4.8GHz)||55W||157W|
|Core i9-12900HX||8P/8E||2.3GHz (5.0GHz)||55W||157W|
|Core i9-12950HX (vPro)||8P/8E||2.3GHz (5.0GHz)||55W||157W|
These CPUs have increased TDPs than their H-series counterparts, with 55 W base TDPs as a substitute of 45 W and 157 W Turbo TDPs relatively than the 95-to-115 W TDPs of the H collection. The ability enhance means these chips will run quicker for longer than H-series processors on the expense of upper energy consumption and warmth output. Nonetheless, our testing of those desktop chips means that the Core i7 and i9 processors will profit extra from the boosted energy limits than the lower-core-count Core i5 variations.
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