Generation Intel Chips Global chip company Intel announced seven new mobile processors this week. The group, known as the “HX” line, includes two Core i5, three Core i7, and two Core i9 options. It is known that the 12th Generation Intel mobile chip has not disappointed so far. It’s seen significant performance improvements over previous generations, though battery life continues to be an area where the company often lags behind Apple and AMD.
The latest Intel chip specifications, have 16 cores
Four of the seven chips here have 16 cores and 24 threads (with eight performance cores and eight efficiency cores). Its flagship chip, the Core i9-12950HX, is top notch. It runs on a base power of 55W, with a maximum turbo power of up to 157W. The performance and efficiency cores have maximum turbo frequencies of 5.0 GHz and 3.6 GHz respectively, with base frequencies of 2.3 GHz and 1.7 GHz respectively.
Intel claims that there is a massive performance increase over the previous generation. Internal testing of the Core i9-12900HX (which looks like a 12950HX on paper but isn’t vPro-qualified) showed a 17 percent increase in single-thread performance over last year’s Core i9-11980HK and 64 percent in multi-threaded tasks, as well as a remarkable improvement of 81 percent in 3D rendering performance.
Intel has also hinted at which laptops will be powered by this chip. This includes powerful devices like the MSI GT77 Titan (which will include the 12900HX), Gigabyte’s Aorus 17X, and the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE. Even the 12900HX will also appear in Lenovo’s upcoming Legion 7i. But there are also some ultraportable consumer devices on that slide, including the Asus Expertbook B6.
In specs, raw power is Intel’s priority here. For many laptops for example, the Titan, it makes a lot of sense. Gaming laptops in general aren’t known for their amazing battery life. This chip is going to be a very power hungry chip. And while the minuscule lifespan isn’t going to be a deal breaker for everyone shopping in the MSI Titan category, it does make such laptops look even less attractive compared to desktops.