[CES 2023] Intel Unveils 13th Gen Mobile CPUs, Updated Evo Specs, N-Series and More

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[CES 2023] Intel Unveils 13th Gen Mobile CPUs, Updated Evo Specs, N-Series and More

Intel Unveils 13th Gen Mobile CPUs, Updated Evo Specs, N-Series and More

Team Blue’s CES keynote puts its focus on laptop markets, with processors ranging from flagship Core i9 HX-series to low-power N-series, Core i5 desktop CPUs, and more.

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[CES 2023] Intel Unveils 13th Gen Mobile CPUs, Updated Evo Specs, N-Series and More 4

Intel introduced as much as 32 SKUs under the Raptor Lake (13th Gen) lineup, including: Core i9-13980HX, the flagship mobile CPU with 8E+16P cores capable of boosting up to 5.6GHz. Intel claims this is the fastest mobile processor on the market – with PCIe 5.0, Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E, plus support to both DDR4 and DDR5 systems (up to DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600).

First party benchmarks indicate +11% and +49% in single and multicore performance respectively over the previous generation CPU, Core i9-12900HX and Core i9-12900HK. The chipmaker touts overclocking capabilities on HX and HK models, but it’s unlikely a practical option given the already miniscule thermal headroom available in laptop designs.

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[CES 2023] Intel Unveils 13th Gen Mobile CPUs, Updated Evo Specs, N-Series and More 5

Next up is the thin-and-light focused models, P-series (28W class) and U-series (15W class). Up to 6P+8E cores are available on offer with the improved Thread Director feature; support for DDR4, DDR5 and their LP memory variants, Wi-Fi 6E and Thunderbolt 4 support.

Intel also reveals a new type of processing core called Movidius vision processing unit (VPU). Co-developed with Microsoft, this chip is designed to handle AI-heavy workloads ranging from content upscaling to streaming optimizations. This VPU will be featured in select 13th Gen models.

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[CES 2023] Intel Unveils 13th Gen Mobile CPUs, Updated Evo Specs, N-Series and More 6

The chipmaker has also updated the Evo laptop specifications to reflect better PC-mobile integration. Dubbed Intel Unison – eligible designs are certified to provide seamless experience across Intel Evo laptops and Android or iOS devices.

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On the desktop side of things, Intel has introduced its mainstream desktop lineup (non-K models), with Core i5 models getting E-cores for the first time. Benchmarks claim +11% and +35% for single and multicore respectively over 12th Gen non-K CPUs. These 65W and 35W parts will otherwise maintain the same feature set including DDR5/DDR4 support plus backwards compatibility to Intel 600 series motherboards.

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As the Pentium and Celeron name were recently retired, replacing its place are the Intel Processor and Intel Core i3 N-series. These ultra low-power chips are entirely powered by E-cores (Gracemont core), and features up to core configuration of 0P+8E (8 cores, 8 threads). The company claims these chips are capable of 10-hour HD video playback on a single charge, with all the modern features including AV1 decode, Wi-Fi 6E, and DDR5 support.

Pokdepinion: Between Core i9-13980HX and AMD’s Ryzen 9 7945HX, we got one hell of a showdown coming up…

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