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Make room for laptops after the desk. Mobile 13th generation Intel Core unveiled at CES 2023: here’s everything you need to know.

Intel has already presented us with its 13th generation SoCs for desktop PCs and big PC gamers. It was an opportunity to observe that the growing competition with AMD and its Ryzen is good: the two brands delight us in every attack. But the desktop is a very special world; To reach the general public, we need to turn to laptops.

As usual, Intel took advantage of CES 2023 to present a whole set of CPUs for this mobile category. Whether it’s big behemoths to keep creators and gamers happy, or tiny chips to fit a wide variety of devices, the blue team takes up a lot of space : here’s everything you need to know about the processors that will power 2023.

Intel Core i9-13900HX, flagship

If you’re looking for the best Intel has to offer for laptops in 2023, it’s simple: the i9-13980HX is for you. This processor is no less 24 cores – 8 performance and 16 efficient – for 32 threads available, with 36 MB L3 cache and maximum turbo frequency 5.6 GHz. The SoC consumes 55W base, with a maximum of 157W.

The 13th generation HX platform benefits from an improved thread director, supports up to 5600 MHz DDR5 RAM and up to 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM. XMP 3 is still in the game, of course. On the connection side, we can count on you PCIe Gen 5 x16 (or 2×8 of your choice for the manufacturer) and support Up to 2 Thunderbolt 4 controllers at 40 Gbps. The platform will allow you to take advantage of Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E cards and Bluetooth LE Audio.

In terms of performance, the manufacturer emphasizes a gain 11% in single title, 49% in multitasking, compared to the base Intel Core i9-12900HK, not its equivalent HX version. The comparison is also made with the Ryzen R9 6900HX, which, even if it is no longer of the equivalent generation (we expect the 7000 in mobile) and even if it is not integrated with an equivalent thermal management configuration (MSI Titan GT77 and Alienware M17, not quite the same, Intel ). On the gaming side, Intel plans 12% overall gain in performance compared to an i9-12900HX with an equivalent configuration.

13th generation Intel P and U for mobility

More interesting: Introducing Core P and U, two of the most Intel references you’ll see throughout the year. It is generally these processors that power most mid-range or aspiring ultrabooks.

In category P, we are like an excellent representative 14-core i7-1370P — 6 performance and 8 efficient — and 20 threads with 24 MB L3 cache that can turbo up to 5.2 GHz with a TDP of 28 W. We find the U side 10-core i7-1365U — 2 performance and 8 efficient — and 12 threads with 12MB L3 cache, can turbo up to 5.2GHz with 15W TDP.

The latter also benefits from major platform improvements, in particular one big cool feature: Intel Movidius integration. This is a module dedicated to accelerating artificial intelligence operations, which can have a major impact on the quality of video recordings and broadcasts, or dynamic management of CPU/GPU load. so to speak Intel Movidius is a “discrete option” that won’t be integrated by default to all chips, it’s a shame.

Intel N and i3 N, affordable and durable computers

Previously, these processors were known Under the brands Pentium and Celeron. Now known only to the elders, these two names (we are getting old my good lady) have been dropped and the line has been simplified to simply be called “N”. This year we are entitled to two variations: classic N range and i3 N.

the Core i3-N-305will introduce the flagship of the category 8 cores for 8 threads and 6MB L3 cache with 3.8 GHz turbo for 15W TDP. However, most manufacturers will definitely apply Intel N200processor 4 cores and 4 threads 6 MB cache memory that can go up to 3.7 GHz. Here we are at 6W TDP. The Intel N200 represents a 28% performance increase in CrossMark over the Pentium Silver N600, while the Intel Core i3-N305 is 42% more efficient than the N200.

Yes, the machines that will combine these configurations will not be the most powerful on the market, that’s clear. Many will be integrated into B2B solutions such as video billboards. this being these SoCs are critical in ultra-affordable product categoriesLike Chromebooks and small Windows tablets. And for them this Intel N is a great development: they are now engraved Using the Intel 7 processsupport Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2suggest AV1 decoding and eDP 1.4b to combine high-resolution displays. It offers a certain longevity to the most affordable products, largely dusting them off.

Intel Evo certification is developing in good condition

Intel Evo certification continues in this 13th generation, but it’s changing for the better. Remember, this is available to highlight many responsive laptops Quality criteria set by Intel himself. For this 13th generation, the brand emphasizes, above all, its requirements for the autonomy, responsiveness and fluidity of the device, regardless of whether it is plugged in or not. Multi-device usage with Intel Unison platform.

But the biggest news about certification this year is that it is finally being accepted machines that incorporate GPUs from other vendors. So PCs with an Nvidia or AMD graphics card can also be EVO certified; this, of course, will not prevent them from meeting certain quality requirements for graphic tasks.

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