- Intel has introduced new processors for both desktop and laptop computers.
- The 13th Gen family includes mainstream models without overclocking support that are compatible with 700-series and previous-gen 600-series motherboards.
- These will be available in retail packaging and pre-built OEM PCs.
- The new Intel N-series branding replaces the Celeron and Pentium names for entry-level processors and will be aimed at education and value-conscious markets.
In anticipation of the new laptop and PC models set to be debuted at CES 2023, Intel has released a whole new range of processors that will power many of them. The company claims its 13th Gen CPUs will deliver higher performance, longer battery life, and superior experience across a wide range of laptops and desktops in both the laptop and desktop segments as well as an all-new entry-level lineup called N-Series. The new flagship Core i9-13980HX is the first laptop CPU with 24 cores and is claimed to be the world’s fastest mobile CPU. Intel has also refreshed its Evo platform framework, which improves targets for battery life and adds Intel Unison software for integration with Android and iOS devices.
In total, 32 new mobile CPUs are available across the HX, H, P, and U series, addressing a range of mobile computing needs from high-end gaming to thin and light laptops. Over 300 new laptops featuring these CPUs are expected to be announced this year by companies including Dell, HP, Acer, Lenovo, Asus, Razer, MSI, and Samsung.
Joining the ‘Raptor Lake’ 13th Gen family, the Core i9-13980HX features eight performance cores and 16 efficiency cores. It has a peak speed of 5.6GHz, a base TDP of 55W, and support for up to 128GB of DDR5-5600 RAM as well as PCIe 5.0 connectivity. There are nine HX CPUs in all, across the Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 tiers. Intel says its OEM partners will introduce 60 laptops based on 13th Gen HX-series CPUs representing a significant uptake over the previous gen. The 45W H-series has slightly lower specifications and is aimed at content creators and gamers who don’t need ultra-portable laptops. There are 11 new models in this category.
As for mainstream laptops, consumers will find options based on 28W P-series and 15W U-series CPUs with up to 14 cores (six P-cores and eight E-cores) and integrated Iris X graphics. Additionally, Intel touts Thunderbolt and Gigabit Wi-Fi integration across its product range. Specific CPU models will also feature integrated Intel Movidius vision processing hardware, for accelerating AI workloads.
Intel has released a new line of processors for desktop and laptop computers. The 13th Gen family for desktop computers includes mainstream models with 35W and 65W target TDPs that are compatible with both 700-series and previous-gen 600-series motherboards. These will be available in retail packaging and pre-built OEM PCs. There are three new 8+16-core Core i9 models, three new 8+8-core Core i7 models, and seven new Core i5 models with either 6+8 or 6+4-core configurations. Three Core i3 models with only four P-cores round out the lineup.
The new Intel N-series branding replaces the Celeron and Pentium names for entry-level processors and will be aimed at education and value-conscious markets, including desktops and laptops running Windows and Chrome OS. The N-series CPUs will have up to eight efficiency cores based on the Gracemont architecture and offer features such as up to 10 hours of HD video playback and 4K HDR video output.
The Core i3-N300 and Core i3-N305 have eight single-threaded Gracemont cores, 6MB of L3 cache, and 3.8GHz peak clock speeds. The Intel N100 and N200 have four cores with different integrated graphics capabilities and clock speeds and will be available in devices from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Asus.