CES 2022 Highlights: Intel announces 12th-gen Alder Lake laptop chipsets!

Not processed on a 14nm node thankfully.

Intel unveils the 12th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family with the launch of eight new mobile H-series processors, based on Intel’s performance hybrid architecture. The eight new mobile processors were introduced Jan. 4, 2022. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

The CES 2022 event showcases what big tech companies are capable of when it comes to the development of new technology. Intel has put their offer for CES 2022, that is their new Alder Lake mobile CPUs that were launched alongside new generation Intel Core H-series processors led by the Intel Core i9-12900HK which, according to the company, is the “world’s fastest mobile processor ever” with a clock speeds of up to 5GHz and 20 threads.

The Alder Lake CPUs are divided into three categories, depending on their power. The H series is the most powerful, and the most power-consuming at 45W TDP, the middle ground is the P series with 28W TDP, and finally, the power saver option that’s the U series at 15W TDP. These new processors are built on Intel’s newer Intel 7 architecture based on the latest hybrid architectures with heterogeneous cores.

(Credit: Intel Corporation)

These new processors are derived from Intel’s Project Athena program, with the goal of providing the best performance across laptops, bringing them on-par with desktop PCs, as well as providing excellent power conservation. In the high-performance H-series, there are 7 chipsets. The most powerful among them is the Intel Core i9-12900HK. This chipset is joined with the Intel Core i7-12700H with six performance cores and eight efficiency cores, there’s also the Core i7-12650H with a lower amount of cores, totaling to ten: six performance cores and four efficiency cores.

The Core i5 series has three: i5-12600H, i5-12500H, and i5-12450H. All of these have slight differences in clock speeds as they all have an octa-core setup: four efficiency and performance cores.

Intel Core P-series

The middle child of the 12th-gen Alder Lake series intended for lightweight “ultrabooks”. There are three in the series, down to Core i3. They have power ratings as low as 28W and as high as 64W. There are six processors in the line. The i7 series features three, starting with the i7-1280P down to the i7-1260P. The i5 series has two: the i5-1250P and the i5-1240P. Core i3 has a single processor in the series, the i3-1220P. Chipsets in this series have either two, four, or six performance cores, and features eight efficiency cores.

Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron U series

The U series is the lowest-end in the bargain. Even the Core i7 in this series is not as powerful as the P series in the i5 line. This series is intended for ultra-budget and entry-level laptops. There’s also the Pentium and Celeron series for that very reason. These chipsets have either one or two performance cores and four or eight efficiency cores and they also cost the least amount of power. It’s not suitable for heavy gaming but for things like light video editing, these should be enough.

All processors in the series, be it H, P, or U, would have Iris Xe integrated graphics.

To learn more. Please visit Intel’s website