Intel has provided full and detailed details of the technical specifications of the twelfth generation Alder Lake processors for laptops and portable devices, which we will take a brief look at here.
Intel recently during CES 2022 Twelfth generation processors Core H Based on architecture Introduces Alder Lake and specifically laptops and portable devices to pave the way for a new wave of gaming notebooks in the new year. But one of the unexpected things this year was the unveiling of the new P-Series processors, which, according to Intel, were designed specifically for lightweight, slim, high-performance laptops.
On the other hand, Intel will start offering Alder Lake series desktop processors in October. And continues to offer more offers to the gaming audience on the desktop platform. However, eight new processors in the series H were also seriously designed for gaming purposes; Intel refers to these chips as “the world’s best gaming processors in the platform of laptops and portable devices”, which is about a 28% improvement in performance compared to the 11th generation Tiger Lake processors. Show themselves.
Intel refers to the H Series products as “the world’s best and fastest mobile gaming processors”
Intel announced at this year’s CES conference that Alder Lake mobile processors They are under construction at full capacity, and the company expects more than 100 new notebook models to be produced and marketed based on these chips. Daniel Rogers, Intel’s Chief Product Officer, promises sleek and powerful gadgets that, while delivering the best gaming performance, also look at the portability of these gadgets.
Intel during the event a few Introduces another CPU from the Alder Lake desktop family of processors and expands the Evo platform From the beginning of the release of GPUs Arc Informed partner manufacturers. If you remember, Intel earlier this year introduced the new Alder Lake processor architecture Unveiled with a combination of performance and optimal cores. The hybrid architecture of these chips is the main reason for their superiority over the previous generation processors and their direct competitors from the company. AMD and this approach will continue in future generations.
In this regard, it should be said that H series processors Of eight CPU Different ones are formed whose number of cores varies from 8 to 14 cores. These chips are divided into 2 subsets consisting of 4 and 6 performance cores, which are their flagship models. It is called Core i9-12900HK. In contrast, we have the Core i5-12450H, which is the weakest member of this family.
Specifications of special processors for Alder Lake laptops and portable devices
As you know, Tiger Lake 11th generation processors In the mobile platform, they had a maximum of 8 cores, which is the number for the series Alder Lake has been downgraded to 6-core Performance; But Rogers believes that improving the performance of P-cores on these chips has offset this limitation. “Through our research, we have come to the conclusion that, in general, improved IPC performance cores can effectively manage CPU performance and various operations without any setbacks,” he said.
Power consumption of all new Alder Lake-H processors They are at the level of 45 watts. However, taking advantage of the turbo speed of these processors will require more power consumption. Interestingly, Intel believes that the power-to-performance ratio of these processors is even better than a chip. Apple M1 Max Is known for this. However, Intel has allowed laptop makers to target lower power consumption or, conversely, more power in their use of these chips.
Comparison of Alder Lake mobile processors with Apple M1 Max
The Alder Lake-H processor configuration has 8 PCIe 4.0 lanes for separate graphics usage. In addition, a pair of x4 PCI 4.0 interfaces For dual chips SSD and 12 PCI 3.0 routers Intended for other inputs / outputs. This package also has 4 ports Thunderbolt 4 Also supports. Also, the communication paths of this chip are from 10 ports It has USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0 ports along with Wi-Fi 6e support. In addition, the chip also supports Deep Link connectivity to synergize between Intel processors and the new Arc series GPUs. Which will be released next year, is considered.
The Intel CEO stated in his explanation that the H series processors In fact with PCI Express 5.0 Are also compatible; But given that it is now hardware PCIe 5 There is no suitable way to test its capabilities, the company has decided to give it its official capabilities PCIe 4.0 limit.
Diagram of some of the system features of Intel Alder Lake 12th generation processors
One of the new features of Intel processors that we have never heard of before is called Intel Double Connect. This feature is available via Intel Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi radio It works and in one mode, intelligently puts the gaming traffic on the high speed band of 5 or 6 GHz and puts all the background operators of the system on the slower band of 2.4 GHz. Furthermore, Double Connect could work in another way, similar to the old ShotGan technology, which connected 56kB modems, connecting communication channels together to create an efficient network with a bandwidth of 3 Gbps.
Support for system memory standards also comes from a variety of Alder Lake desktop processors And in addition to the best performance with memory DDR5, LPDDR4X for optimal performance and DDR4 and LPDDR5 Supports for specific audiences. Intel earlier this year, with the introduction of Alderlick desktop processors, significantly improved the IPC of these chips over the Rocket Lake series. They boasted that they showed more than 19% progress compared to the previous generation.
Now, with the introduction of twelfth generation mobile processors, the same approach has continued. In single-core performance from 10 to 20% and in multi-core performance from 30 to 40% performance improvement compared to the previous generation can be seen. Intel claims that the processor, citing several benchmark performance tests, Core i9-12900HK performs 28% better in gaming than the previous generation Core i9-11980HK. Part of this improvement is due to improved IPC and part (about 8%) due to the Thread Director’s proprietary API and its ability to intelligently transfer system background operators to optimal cores.
Gaming benchmark results for Alder Lake-H processors in High settings with 1080p resolution
In all the tests that Intel performed on the performance of the H series processors Exhibited, from a graphics card Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 And graphic settings High is used in 1080p resolution. The operating system used was Windows 11.
Intel also demonstrates how the H-series chips can be used for content production using the i9-12900HK processor. This CPU is based on the PugetBench benchmark based on Adobe Creative Cloud Operates 44% performance improvement compared to CPU Shows Ryzen R9 5900HK from AMD. Of course, AMD will soon unveil a new generation of its Ryzen 6 series products. The Core i9-12900HK also performs 30% faster in the Blender rendering test than the Core i9-11980HK and Apple M1 Max.
Compare the performance of Alder Lake processors in content production with their competitors
Guy Trin from Intel also points out that Thread Director technology can dynamically limit the cores used by the CPU for various operations, leaving the PC virtually powerless. Intel for the other remaining members of the twelfth generation of Core processors On the mobile platform, it will take a “slow motion” approach. Although the company at the end of its press conference details the specifications of the series processors P and U also unveiled, Intel executives did not spend much time maneuvering on these products.
We now know that the new P-Series processors are part of Intel products designed specifically for lightweight, high-performance devices. Chips with up to 14 processing cores that also use integrated Xe graphics are designed to reduce the distance between powerful gaming laptops and lightweight and portable PCs.
In addition, Intel has provided details of the U series to its audience, which includes two 15-watt sections for lightweight laptops and 9-watt models for tablets. Intel executives did not elaborate on their plans for Chromebooks, but Pentium and Celeron processors could be ready for this category of products. Note that we will soon hear new news about AMD plans for the new generation of Zen architecture in laptops.
Variation between the number and speed of performance and optimum cores and their power consumption in the Alder Lake series
However, Intel in this event of the new H35 processor Did not unveil. This processor is 35 watts per generation Tiger Lake was introduced for the gaming ultrabook class. An Intel spokesman said in an online statement: “We will henceforth the H35 brand We will not use it in our new processors, but the company’s various offerings, which include power consumption levels of 35 watts and above, will be used for portable and very light and slim devices.»
Intel Vice President Greg Bryant noted in his keynote address that the next generation of the company’s Raptor Lake processors They are already under review and are ready for release in late 2022.
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