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Prepare yourselves for a 24-core laptop processor. Over at CES 2023, Intel has revealed its next-generation mobile chips based on the Raptor Lake architecture. Among them, its new high-performance 55W parts named the HX-series.
The tippy top of the HX-series is the Core i9 13980HX, a 24-core, 5.6GHz mobile part that looks to be even more overkill than the last.
This Core i9 is basically ripped right out of a Raptor Lake desktop processor. It’s been resocketed with the laptop-friendly BGA socket (and a bloody massive footprint versus the slimmer U-series) yet otherwise the specs scream desktop-grade processor. It offers 24 cores in total, that’s eight Performance-cores (P-cores) and 16 Efficient-cores (E-cores), and puts it on a level-footing with the Core i9 13900K (opens in new tab) we’ve familiarised ourselves with on the desktop.
If it already sounds like overkill, there’s more. The Core i9 13980HX will run up to 5.6GHz Max Turbo P-core clock. That’s only 200MHz shy of the Core i9 13900K. Consider the Core i9 13980HX’s 55W power envelope and it makes you wonder if the extra 200MHz was really worth the 253W that the Core i9 13900K is known to pull from the wall. It’s worth saying that the mobile chip won’t be able to maintain the sort of clock speeds for as long as the desktop chip to stay within those power limits, however, and it can gobble up as much as 157W.
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|Processor||Cores (P+E)||Threads||Max P-core Turbo (GHz)||Processor Base Power/Max Turbo Power (W)||Graphics|
|Core i9 13980HX||8+16||32||5.6||55/157||32EU|
|Core i9 13950HX||8+16||32||5.5||55/157||32EU|
|Core i9 13900HX||8+16||32||5.4||55/157||32EU|
|Core i7 13850HX||8+12||28||5.3||55/157||32EU|
|Core i7 13700HX||8+8||24||5||55/157||32EU|
|Core i7 13650HX||6+8||20||4.9||55/157||16EU|
|Core i5 13600HX||6+8||20||4.8||55/157||32EU|
|Core i5 13500HX||6+8||20||4.7||55/157||16EU|
|Core i5 13450HX||6+4||16||4.6||55/157||16EU|
Other key features to note with the 13th Gen HX-series include both DDR5 and DDR4 support, x16 PCIe Gen5 lanes, and 32 EUs of onboard graphics capability—generally all similar to the 12th Gen mobile parts.
But when it comes to performance the 13th Gen is looking to be a lot quicker in some cases.