At the Consumer Technology Association (CES) 2022 event, Intel officially announced the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processor line called Alder Lake.
Intel divides its Alder Lake processors into two categories: S series for desktop and H series for mobile.
At least 22 desktop processors and 28 mobile 12th Gen Intel Core processors have been revealed. Each of these processor types offers different performance. So, what are the features and benefits?
Alder Lake S Series
The Alder Lake S series comes with 16 cores; and 24 threads with a TDP capable of delivering 35-65W of power.
This processor is said to deliver 1.36x faster single-threaded performance; and 1.35x faster multi-threaded processing than 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
The graphics performance is up to 1.94x and up to 2.81x faster in GPU image classification inference performance.
For graphics division uses the Intel Xe architecture-based UHD Graphics 770 to support virtual displays. The Alder Lake S series will go on sale in January 2022.
Alder Lake H Series
Meanwhile, the Alder Lake H series has 14 CPU cores (6-P-cores and 8 E-cores) and 20 threads with a TDP range of 35-45 Watts.
Alder Lake H series boasts 1.04x faster single-threaded performance and up to 1.18x faster multi-threaded performance than its predecessor, the 11th Gen Intel Core processors.
The US chipmaker has described the processor as coming with integrated Intel Iris X graphics combined with artificial intelligence.
In the Alder Lake H series, Intel favors the flagship Core i912900HK. These processors are paired with Performance cores and Efficient cores.
This combination allows the Core i912900HK to prioritize workloads and manage deployment through Intel Thread Director, as well as improve system performance in a variety of single-threaded and multi-threaded applications.
Alder Lake U and P Series
Intel also announced the P-series which is positioned as a processor for laptop designs with a slim and light design.
The P series come with 14 cores (20 threads) with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics with a base power of 28W. There are also U series processors with a TDP of 915W.
This CPU has a slim and light design and optimized form factor designed specifically for notebooks.
Designed for multitasking, this processor supports business and gaming productivity in FHD resolution.
The 12th Gen Intel Core users and P-series processors will be available in Q1 2022. Both will also be present on various devices designed for Windows and Chrome operating systems.