Intel 12th Gen Core HX processors for gaming laptops launched in Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 models

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12th Gen Intel Core HX CPU-powered gaming laptops from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others can be expected this year.At the Intel Vision 2022 Conference, the company introduced the highest-end Intel Alder Lake Core HX gaming laptop CPUs. These aim to bring desktop-grade performance to gaming laptops. The top dog in the lineup is Core i9-12950HX with a max TDP of up to 157W. The 12th gen Intel HX processors are also the first to bring PCIe 5 to a mobile design.

Intel 12th gen Core HX CPU Specs and Features

Intel Alder Lake HX processors come in BGA packaging design without a Platform Controller Hub. There are 8 P-cores plus 8 E-cores for a total of 16 cores. The new CPUs can run in 16 threads with 32 execution points. The Core i7 and i9 variants are overclockable.

The California-based brand claims up to 65-percent performance improvements in multi-threaded tasks thanks to the proprietary Thread Director technology.

The new CPUs are also featuring up to PCIe 5 interface (48 lanes), up to DDR5/LPDDR5 RAM, RAID 1, 0, and 5 storage, two discrete Thunderbolt 4 ports, and Wi-Fi 6/6E network connectivity.

Intel tells that there won’t be Xeon-branded mobile CPUs under the HX series.

The company also notes that the new HX processors would be coming within machines from major OEMs like Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc. this year.  

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