Intel Alder Lake-HX Coming to Laptops: Even more cores and power than the H.

Apparently Intel is preparing new processors to expand the Alder Lake mobile family: colleagues from the Chinese technology magazine ITHome they “pinched” Dell to anticipate several salient details on the previously discussed HX range through an advertisement for the still unreleased Precision 7770 and 7670 workstations. In total, the processor models should be five, and the main novelty will be a TDP even higher than the models H which were presented at the beginning of the year – 55 W versus 45 base. We have no idea of ​​peak power consumption – it’s worth remembering that for the Hs it goes up to 115 W.

In four out of five cases we are talking about 16 physical cores, where the Alder Lake-H stop at 14, while the entry level stops at 12. Despite the frequencies are less pushed (200 MHz less for the Core i9, even 400 less for the i7), the extra cores promise even higher performance than those seen in the already impressive Alder Lake-H. Let’s quickly summarize the salient details that emerged for each chip:

  • Core i9-12950HX vPro: 16 cores / 24 threads, 2.3 GHz base clock, 5 GHz boost clock
  • Core i9-12900HX: 16 cores / 24 threads, 2.3 GHz base clock, 5 GHz boost clock
  • Core i7-12850HX vPro: 16 cores / 24 threads, 2.1 GHz base clock, 4.8 GHz boost clock
  • Core i7-12800HX: 16 cores / 24 threads, 2.1 GHz base clock, 4.8 GHz boost clock
  • Core i5-12600HX: 12 cores / 16 threads, 2.5 GHz base clock, 4.6 GHz boost clock

It can be said that the most prestigious models have the same core counts as the chips for the desktop world. Furthermore, it is quite easy to deduce the big.LITTLE structure of all CPUs: i7 and i9 have eight high-performance cores that offer hyperthreading and 8 high-efficiency cores that remain “single”. The Core i5, on the other hand, evidently has only four high-power cores (thanks to hyperthreading there are 8 threads) and eight high-efficiency cores, for a total of 16 threads.

Unfortunately we do not have precise details on the presentation date of these new processors, however the same source notes that the May 9 ASUS will hold an event called “The Pinnacle of Performance”. It seems like a suitable title for these super processors; in short, the wait may not be that long yet. However, it is worth noting that the Dell laptops in the advertisement sported other super-prestigious components: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or RTX A5500 video cards (we would have said Quadro, once), OLED display up to 4K and maximum RAM of 128 GB. We await further developments.


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