CES 2023: 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors for laptop customers

Intel announced its 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors for its laptop customers – at CES 2023.
13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors
“The 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family delivers unrivaled, scalable performance for leadership platforms across all laptop segments,” said Michelle Johnston Holthaus, executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel, in a news statement.

Intel’s 13th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors include the first 24-core processor for a laptop.

What Intel’s 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors offer

Up to 5.6 gigahertz (GHz) turbo frequency – the highest clock speed available for the laptop market – delivering up to 11 percent faster single-thread performance and 49 percent faster multitask performance over the previous generation.

Up to 24 cores (8 Performance-cores, 16 Efficient-cores), 32 threads and enhanced Intel Thread Director.

Full memory support of up to 128 gigabyte (GB) total for DDR5 (up to 5,600 megahertz) and DDR4 (up to 3,200 MHz).

Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) for up to 6x faster internet speeds with no legacy Wi-Fi channel interference.

The latest in Bluetooth connectivity with Intel Bluetooth LE Audio and Bluetooth 5.2 supporting up to 2x faster speeds and multiple device connections with lower power consumption.

Thunderbolt 4 support, delivering transfer speeds up to 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) and PC connectivity to multiple 4K monitors and accessories.

Improved integrated graphics experience based on improved driver stack and key learnings from Intel’s work with discrete graphics.

Overclocking capabilities on all HX and HK SKUs.

With five times as many HX laptop designs powered by 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors compared with 12th Gen, users can choose from 60 HX designs to stream, create and compete at the highest levels.

Intel also introduced 13th Gen Intel Core P-series and U-series mobile processors offering the following:

Up to 14 cores (6 Performance-cores, 8 Efficient-cores) and enhanced Intel Thread Director.

New Intel Iris Xe Graphics features including endurance gaming, XeSS Super Sampling and Intel Arc Control.

Broad memory support for DDR5 and DDR4 and LP variants.

Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) and new wireless features like Intel Connectivity Performance Suite, Intel Wi-Fi Proximity Sensing and Intel Bluetooth LE Audio.6

Up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports for the fastest, simplest and most reliable cable solution to any dock, display or accessory.

For the first time, select designs based on 13th Gen Intel Core processors will feature the Intel Movidius vision processing unit (VPU). Resulting from co-engineering with Microsoft on its new Windows Studio Effects, the AI-heavy tasks required for professional-grade collaboration and streaming can be offloaded to the VPU, freeing the CPU and GPU for other workloads or multitasking.

Across H-, P- and U-Series, the new mobile processors will elevate performance for the next generation of enthusiast designs, thin-and-light laptops, foldables, 2 and 1s and other form factors.

More than 300 unique designs are expected this year from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, Republic of Gamers, Samsung and others.

For the IoT edge, 13th Gen Intel Core processors deliver new industrial features, extended temperature operations and higher performing CPUs, with more graphics capabilities and AI performance. Ideal for retail, education, healthcare, aerospace, industrial and smart cities, the new processors provide better workload consolidation with more cores and threads, enabling applications to run on a single device.

Intel also introduced the new Intel Processor and Intel Core i3 in the N-series family of products – for the education segment, entry-level computing and IoT edge native applications.

They feature:

New Efficient-cores (microarchitecture code-named Gracemont) built on the Intel 7 process technology.

Up to 28 percent better application performance and 64 percent better graphics performance on the Intel Processor over the previous generation.

For the first time, scale up to the new Intel Core i3 N-series for up to an additional 42 percent application performance and 56 percent graphics performance over the Intel Processor.

Up to 10-hour HD video playback without recharging.

New AV1 decode, high-resolution display engine and improved IPU and MIPI camera support.

Extended connectivity with ultra-fast Intel Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) and Bluetooth 5.2.

Flexible memory (LPDDR5, DDR5/DDR4) and storage (UFS/SSD/eMMC) options.

These processors are designed for education and consumer segments that need a lower, value-oriented price point, but still require performance and high-quality experiences in areas like video collaboration and productivity.

More than 50 designs from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Asus are expected in 2023 as Intel continues to lead ecosystem partnerships for ChromeOS and Windows.