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Intel moves closer to ubiquitous computing with new client processors

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by Peter Krass on 01/04/2022
Blog Category: devices

Intel today moved closer to one of its 4 “superpowers” with several client-tech announcements via a virtual press conference at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

The conference was led by Gregory “GB” Bryant, Intel’s GM of client computing. As he explained, today’s new products, specifications and partnerships move Intel closer to one of its 4 “superpowers” – ubiquitous compute. (The other 3 are cloud-to-cloud infrastructure, pervasive connectivity and AI.)

Here’s your tech provider’s roundup of Intel’s client-side announcements today.

12th Gen Core S-series and H-series

Last fall Intel introduced the 12th gen Core desktop processors. Today, the company expanded the line by announcing the 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake” S-series and H-series.

The S-series is designed for IoT applications. To support that, it features ultra-HD graphics and supports both PCIe 5.0 connectivity and DDR5 memory. CPU performance reaches 5.5 GHz in single-core Turbo mode, Intel says.

12th gen Intel Core H-series

12th gen Intel Core H-series processor

The H-series processors extend the 12th gen Intel Core processors to laptops. Built on Intel 7 process tech, the H-series processors pack up to 14 cores for performance of up to 5 GHz.

The H-series is led by a flagship model, the i9-12900HK. Intel says that, when compared with the previous generation, this new i9 CPU delivers up to 40% more gaming performance and up to 28% faster game play.

Intel has already shipped the new processors to select OEM partners including Acer, Dell and HP. For the rest of us, the S-series will ship later this month, and the H-series in April.

12th gen P-series

Intel today also expanded the 12th gen Core processors with the new P-series. These CPUs are designed for ultralight, ultrathin laptops used for gaming, high-bandwidth workloads, and content creation.

The P-series debuts with 6 models. Laptops with P-series processors are either available now or coming soon from OEMs including Acer, HP and Lenovo.

GPUs shipping

Lisa Pearce, Intel’s VP of visual compute, announced today that Intel’s Arc GPU is now shipping to OEM partners.

In fact, it’s already in more than 50 mobile and desktop systems, including those from Alienware and Lenovo.

Intel Arc GPUs

Intel Arc GPUs

Pearce said the Arc GPU is especially powerful when combined with 12th gen Intel Core processors. To that end, Intel today also introduced a new product line called Intel DeepLink.

The first offering in the line is called Dynamic Power Share. It can shift power to either the CPU or GPU, depending on which component needs more oomph at any given moment.

Coming next the DeepLink line, Pearce added, will be a video product called Intel Hyper Encode.

Intel Evo – new gen

But wait, there’s a little more: GB Bryant today also introduced the third generation of the Intel Evo spec.

Under the Evo lable, you can already find 100+ verified designs with OEM partners, all certified by Intel.

The new Intel Evo 3rd gen adds specs for Wi-Fi 6E, background-noise reduction, Intel’s connectivity performance suite, the 12th gen Core H-series, and Intel Arc GPUs.


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