After introducing its Raptor Lake desktop CPUs in 2022, Intel now unveiled its laptop equivalents with the new 13th gen HX-series at CES 2023. The new HX Series CPUs target gamers and creators and offer up to 24 total cores with 8 performance cores and 16 efficiency ones as well as a 5.6 GHz max frequency on the P-cores. Intel claims the Core i9-13980HX is the world’s fastest mobile processor.
The i9-13980HX offers an 11% leap in single-thread performance and an impressive 49% improvement in multi-thread work. It supports 32MB L3 cache, 16 lanes of PCIe 5.0, up to DDR5 5600 memory and up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports. All of the new HX CPUs boast a 55W base power and a max Turbo output of 157W. The baseline i5-13450HX CPU gets 10 total cores with 6 performance and 4 efficiency ones.
In addition to the HX-series, Intel also announced a new H-series lineup of processors for “Enthusiast Laptops” with a 45W base power output and up to 14 cores – 6 performance and 8 efficiency ones.
Intel also announced new P and U-series processors for thin and light laptops. The more capable P-series models come in 12 and 14-core configurations with 28W power envelopes and up to 24MB L3 cache.
The U-series CPUs offer up to 10 cores with 12MB L3 cache and a 15W base power.
Lenovo, Asus, Dell, HP, Acer, MSI, Razer, Samsung and others laptop OEMs have already confirmed new laptops with Intel’s 13th gen CPUs coming to markets later this year.