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Intel's 12th-gen H-series mobile CPUs

Intel presents the new H-series mobile processors at CES 2022.  ·  Source: Intel


At this week’s CES 2022 conference in Las Vegas, Intel announced its 12th generation H-series mobile processors. With Apple’s recent launch of the MacBook Pro and their goal to move away from Intel-based chips completely this year, this could be a very significant development indeed for laptop users. This new range boasts a total of eight new mobile CPUs, starting with the Core i5-12450H and going up to the high-end Core i9-12900HK. According to Intel, the H-series offers performance increases of up to 40 percent in some cases and although no DAW tests were mentioned, the numbers do look impressive.


What makes the Intel H-series mobile CPUs different?

The H-series processors are defined by their hybrid design, giving the multiple cores respective performance and efficiency designations. While P-cores offer multithreaded processing, the single-thread E-cores provide sufficient performance for more basic functions with far more energy and heat efficiency. In a pre-CES news conference, executive vice president and GM of Intel’s Client Computing Group, Gregory Bryant, said that “Intel’s new performance hybrid architecture is helping to accelerate the pace of innovation and the future of computing, and with the introduction of 12th Gen Intel Core mobile processors, we are unlocking new experiences and setting the standard of performance with the fastest processor for a laptop – ever.”

How the H-series compares to other manufacturers.

Performance looks very promising indeed.

Competition is afoot in the CPU marketplace currently, with the trifecta of AMD, Intel, and Apple all gaining considerable ground recently in their respective spheres. If the performance offered by Intel’s H-series mobile chips is anywhere near as impressive as their desktop Alder Lake series, 2022 and beyond should be interesting, and for non-Apple users too. Question is, will Intel and AMD be able to compete with Apple long-term as their market share continues to expand? Complications like the pandemic and chip shortages have made life difficult in so many industries, but if Intel delivers they should be a formidable player in the market for the foreseeable future.

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Intel's 12th-gen H-series mobile CPUs

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2 responses to “Intel launches H-series mobile Alder Lake CPUs at CES 2022”

    Slower running fans.... says:

    Dunno, but got a funny feeling that new CPUs aren’t the draw they used to be, for music at least. Music hardware is often CPU controlled now, and a couple of modern synths and a drum machine can work quite happily with an i5 and Cubase/Ableton. The new chips will appeal to those who are wholly ‘in the box’ but aren’t the upgrade draw for those who are not.

      Charles Gruber says:

      Many of us are indeed “in the box” and both single core and multi-core power is a huge deal. Looking forward to seeing if Intel can complete with the M1 pro. Looks like they are.

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