Intel announced today that it will further bifurcate the 12th Gen Core mobile processor family with a new HX series of high-end chips.
“With the new core architecture and higher power limits of 12th Gen Intel Core HX processors, we’re enabling content creators to tackle the most demanding work flows like never before,” Intel corporate vice president Chris Walker says. “No more waiting around for processor-intensive workloads to finish, you can stay in the flow. Gamers and content creators will also have access to high bandwidth platform technologies like PCIe Gen 5 with RAID support, and support for ECC memory to ensure high levels of system data integrity and reliability.”
The 12th Gen Core HX “Alder Lake” processors will offer up to 16 processor cores and 24 threads, clock speeds of up to 5 GHz, and will offer 55 watts of base power delivery with up to 157 watts under heavy load. They will deliver up to 80 percent more performance than their previous generation high-end Core chipsets, and that’s before overclocking.
They will also support high-end system components like up to 128 GB of DDR4 or DDR5 RAM and support for ECC RAM and PCIe 5.0. Like other members of the 12th Gen Intel Core lineup, the HX series will offer both Performance and Efficient cores, with the i9 variants offering up to 8 of each core type.
The mobile variants of the 12th Gen Core chipsets now come in four discrete families of processors, U-series, P-series, H-series, and HX-series. The vPro versions of the HX series processors replace the old W-series line.